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

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 restrictions for Tampa restaurants and bars.
January 19, 2021, 06:10 PM UTC
Tampa COVID Restaurant Rules: Is Indoor/Outdoor Dining Allowed?

Tampa has essentially been back in "full swing" since Summer, with restaurants permitted to offer both indoor and outdoor dining as well as bar service. Governor DeSantis lifted all restrictions in August, which put the City of Tampa into Phase 3; as part of the “Lift Up Local” program, restaurants were also granted the ability to expand the use of public and private sidewalks to provide additional room for seating capacity. Local mayors have pushed back on the restrictions by fining certain bars and restaurants for not complying with social distancing guidelines, especially as cases have begun to soar post-holidays. We have gathered the most up-to-date information in order for both operators and consumers to stay on top of the latest dining guidelines.

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Is indoor dining allowed in Tampa?

Yes. Indoor dining is open at full capacity, however six feet of distance between tables is encouraged.

Is outdoor dining allowed in Tampa?

Yes. Outdoor dining is also open at 100% capacity, and can be extended should the restaurant be permitted to do so.

Is indoor bar service allowed in Tampa?

Yes. Bars as well as bar seating is open at full capacity. However, bars that have not complied with social distancing guidelines have been subjected to possible fines and/or shut downs.

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