San Francisco COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 restrictions for San Francisco bars and restaurants.
December 7, 2020, 07:18 PM UTC
San Francisco COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

San Francisco recently held a virtual press conference during which the Office of Economic and Workforce Development director stated that the city is moving into the purple tier, which is the most restricted coronavirus tier. Once this is reached, gyms, movie theaters, places of worship and museums will have 24 hours to close for indoor activity and all nonessential businesses will be limited to a 25% capacity. To help restaurant operators monitor the latest guidelines, we will be staying on top of the most recent restaurant restrictions.

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Is indoor dining allowed in San Francisco?

No. Indoor dining—including restaurants, tasting rooms, bars and breweries—have been closed in California since June.

Is outdoor dining allowed in San Francisco?

No. As of December 6, following Governor Gavin Newsom's three-week "stay at home" order, San Francisco is closing down outdoor dining -- signifying its most extreme shutdown since March.

Is indoor bar service allowed in San Francisco?

No. Bars, pubs, breweries, tasting rooms, and the like remain closed for indoor service.

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