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30+ Streets in San Francisco Closed for Outdoor Dining

See an updated list of every street in February that’s closed to cars and dedicated to outdoor dining
By - posted 1/29/2021 No Comment

San Francisco reopened outdoor dining on January 28th and many of the “Shared Spaces” streets (closed to vehicle traffic) are back on helping give restaurants space to set up tables in the street.

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Here’s the updated list of all of the permitted Shared Spaces street closures along with a handful of smaller “single-business” street closures.

So far, over 1,300 free Shared Spaces permits have issued throughout San Francisco to help businesses move outdoors. The city maintains an interactive map showing the locations and status of all the proposed and approved locations.

List of currently permitted Shared Space street closures

Updated 1/28/21

Grant – Chinatown

Valencia Street – Mission

  • Valencia Street from 16th to 17th streets; Valencia Street from 18th to 19th streets; Valencia Street from 20th to 21st streets
  • Fridays, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.; Sundays, 12:00 noon
    to 5:00 p.m.
  • Active: Friday, October 9, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Valencia Corridor Merchant Association

Taraval Street – Sunset/Parkside

  • Taraval Street from 46th to 47th avenues
  • Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Active: Sunday, September 6, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: People of Parkside Sunset (POPS), SFMTA, OEWD

Galvez Avenue – Bayview

  • Galvez Avenue at 3rd Street
  • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Active: Saturday, September 5, 2020, through Saturday, June 26, 2021
  • Sponsor: Economic Development on Third

Irving Street – Sunset

  • Irving Street from 19th to 20th avenues
  • Thursdays and Fridays, 3:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Thursday, August 20, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Outer Sunset Merchant and Professional Association

Austin Street – Lower Polk

  • Austin Street from Polk Street to Van Ness Avenue
  • Sunday through Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day
  • Active: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Lower Polk CBD

Natoma Street

  • Natoma Street from 2nd Street to easterly terminus
  • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day; Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: The East Cut Community Benefit District

Hayes Valley

  • Hayes Street from Laguna to Gough streets; Octavia Street from Hayes to Ivy streets; Hayes Street from Gough to Franklin streets
  • Fridays, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., each day
  • Active: Friday, August 28, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association

Jane Warner Plaza – Castro

18th Street – Castro

  • 18th Street from Hartford Street to Castro Street; 18th Street from Castro Street to Collingwood Street
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Sunday, October 11, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Castro Merchants

Larkin Street – Tenderloin

37th Avenue – Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

  • 37th Avenue from Ortega to Quintara streets
  • Sundays, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Active: Sunday, September 20, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Sunset Mercantile

Beach Street – Ghirardelli Square

  • Beach Street (southernmost travel lane only) from Polk Street to Larkin Street
  • Closure: 24/7
  • Active: Thursday, September 17, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Ghirardelli Square

Ellis Street – Union Square

  • Ellis Street from Stockton Street to Powell Street
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Sunday, September 27, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Union Square BID

Ocean Avenue Parking Lot

  • Ocean and Junipero Serra Parking Lot located at 2500 Ocean Avenue
  • Closure: 24/7
  • Active: Saturday, October 10, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Dinosaurs Sandwiches

Noe Street – Castro / Duboce Triangle

  • Noe Street from Market Street to Beaver Street
  • Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Active: Friday, October 9, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Castro Merchants

37th Avenue – Sunset Wellness Mercantile

  • 37th Avenue from Ortega to Pacheco streets
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Wednesday, January 6, 2021, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Sunset Mercantile

O’Farrell Street – Fillmore Merchants

  • O’Farrell Street from Fillmore to Steiner streets
  • First and third Sunday of each month, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Active: Sunday, October 25, 2020, through Sunday, June 20, 2021
  • Sponsor: Fillmore Merchant and Neighborhood Collaborative, Japantown for Justice

Jessie Street – Westfield San Francisco Centre

  • Jessie Street from 5th to Jessie West streets; Jessie West Street from Mission to Jessie streets
  • Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day; Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Active: Monday, February 1, 2021, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Westfield San Francisco Centre

Maiden Lane – Union Square

Single Business Sponsored Street Closures

Waverly Place

  • Waverly Place from Clay to Sacramento streets
  • Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Sunday, July 12, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Mister Jiu’s

Jasper Place

  • Jasper Place from Green to Union streets
  • Monday through Friday , 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Friday, September 4, 2020, through Wednesday June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Vicoletto

Jack Kerouac Alley

  • Jack Kerouac Alley from Columbus to Grant avenues
  • Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Thursday through Sundauy, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Friday, September 4, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Vesuvio Café

Leidesdorff Street

  • Leidesdorff Street from Pine to California streets
  • Daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Active: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Credo Restaurant

Beach Street

  • Beach Street (southernmost travel lane only) from Hyde to Larkin streets
  • Closure: 24/7
  • Active Wednesday, July 8, through Thursday, December 31
  • Sponsor: Buena Vista Cafe

Via Bufano

  • Via Bufano from Greenwich Street to Columbus Avenue
  • Friday through Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m
  • Active: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Bodega

Steiner Street

  • Steiner Street from Chestnut Street to Lombard Street
  • Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day; Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Tuesday, September 1, through Thursday, December 31
  • Sponsor: Izzy’s Steaks & Chops

Leidesdorff Street

  • Leidesdorff Street from Sacramento to Commercial streets
  • Daily 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Active: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Wayfare Tavern

Ritch Street

  • Ritch Street from Townsend to Lusk streets
  • Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day
  • Active: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: District

Washington Street

  • Washington Street from Fillmore to Steiner streets
  • Daily 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Active: Wednesday, June 17, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Chouquet’s

Gold Street

  • Gold Street from Montgomery to Balance streets
  • Daily 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Active: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Bix

Ivy Street

  • Ivy Street from Gough Street to Octavia Street
  • Friday through Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Friday, September 18, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Fig & Thistle

Polk Bush Garage

  • Top floor of SFMTA garage at 1399 Polk
  • Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Thursday, September 17, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: CrossFit Golden Gate

Michigan Street

  • Michigan Street from Marin Street to Cesar Chavez; Marin Street from Illinois Street to easterly terminus
  • Fridays, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Friday, September 25, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: The Midway

Beckett Street

  • Beckett Street from Pacific Street to Jackson Street
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day
  • Active: Saturday, November 14, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Nightbird Restaurant

Thornton Street

  • Thornton Street from San Bruno Avenue to Easterly Terminus
  • Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Active: Friday, November 13, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Fern Street

  • Fern Street from Polk Street to Van Ness Avenue
  • Fridays, 5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Friday, November 20, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Mayes Oyster House

Rose Street

  • Rose Street from Market Street to 120-feet westerly
  • Wednesday through Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Sponsor: Zuni Café

Octavia Street

  • Octavia Street, west frontage road only, from Lily Street to Page Street
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
  • Active: Friday, December 4, 2020, through Saturday, June 26, 2021
  • Sponsor: Mercury Cafe

Church Street

  • Church Street (easternmost travel lane only) from 70-feet to 95-feet south of Market Street
  • Closure: 24/7
  • Active: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Sponsor: Pilsner Inn

Church Street

  • Church Street (easternmost travel lane only) from 120-feet to 145-feet south of Market Street
  • Closure: 24/7
  • Active: Friday, December 4, 2020, through Wednesday, June 26, 2021
  • Sponsor: Il Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar


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