Minneapolis COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 restrictions for Minneapolis restaurants and bars.
January 19, 2021, 05:45 PM UTC
Minneapolis COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

After hospital cases began to rise in November 2020, Minnesota enforced stricter guidelines including limiting bars and restaurants to takeout and delivery only. However, Minnesota has just recently begun to loosen their COVID restrictions; this includes dining restrictions in Minneapolis. We've gathered all the latest updates from city officials to ensure operators stay in the know.

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Is indoor dining allowed in Minneapolis?

Yes. As of January 11, indoor dining is allowed to open at 50 percent capacity -- with no more than 150 people at a time. Additionally, diners must not exceed 6 people in their group and remain seated at least six feet away from other parties. Reservations are also required.

Is outdoor dining allowed in Minneapolis?

Yes. Outdoor dining is allowed as long as total occupancy does not exceed 150 people and physical distancing of 6 feet can be maintained between parties at different tables.

Is indoor bar service allowed in Minneapolis?

Yes. Bars are also now permitted to open at 50 percent capacity, with no more than 150 people at a time. At least six feet distance must be maintained between seating. Additionally, bar seating is allowed but must be limited to groups of two.

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