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SF's Zeitgeist Just Took Down Half Their Beer Garden Plastic BarriersSF’s Zeitgeist Just Took Down Half Their Beer Garden Plastic Barriers
By - posted 11/25/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoor Dining, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Need to escape your family and grab an outdoor beer? Zeitgeist are having special Thanksgiving Day hours, opening from 2pm to 9pm on Thursday. Also, they just announced that they’ve removed the plastic barriers on the outdoor picnic tables in half of their beer garden. They’ve left a few barriers still more...

Chick-fil-A Opens in Daly City (Now Just 3 Miles from SF)Chick-fil-A Opens in Daly City (Now Just 3 Miles from SF)
By - posted 11/18/2021
Brand New, Controversy, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to Bay Area Reporter for letting us know that Chick-fil-A has just opened up a brand new location that’s right near the border of San Francisco, the closest one yet. Chick-fil-A opens its newest location Bay Area location on November 18, 2021 in the Serramonte Center in Daly City, a more...

Gov. Newsom Officially Signs To Go Cocktails & Outdoor Dining into LawGov. Newsom Officially Signs To Go Cocktails & Outdoor Dining into Law
By - posted 10/10/2021
Brand New, Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday enabling restaurants to keep their pandemic-era expansions into areas like sidewalks and parking lots. The two bills, Assembly Bill 61 and Senate Bill 314, allow restaurants to keep their outdoor dining areas throughout the pandemic’s duration and during a more...

Almanac Opens Brand New 8,400 sqft Beer Garden (Sept. 25)Almanac Opens Brand New 8,400 sqft Beer Garden (Sept. 25)
By - posted 9/25/2021
Bars, Brand New, East Bay, Outdoor Dining

After months of prep and permits, Almanac on Alameda has transformed a formerly empty 8,400-square-foot grass lot across the street into Almanac’s very own backyard – Complete with a 1967 Airstream bar, shade structures, amplified music, a food truck, and outdoor games like cornhole and giant Jenga. Join us starting more...

"Dave's Hot Chicken" Opens First Bay Area Spot (Sept. 24)“Dave’s Hot Chicken” Opens First Bay Area Spot (Sept. 24)
By - posted 9/23/2021
Brand New, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that the super popular LA-based spicy fried chicken joint, Dave’s Hot Chicken is finally opening up its first outlet in the Bay Area. Dave’s opens Friday, September 24th in Santa Rosa with both indoor and outdoor dining. The chain recent made big headlines more...

SF Gets a New Union Square Rooftop Restaurant in 2022SF Gets a New Union Square Rooftop Restaurant in 2022
By - posted 9/7/2021
Brand New, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that a huge new rooftop bar and restaurant is getting ready to be perched atop the old Macy’s Men’s Store in San Francisco. Blatteis & Schnur, Inc. just announced the execution of a lease with celebrated international restaurant Chotto Matte for a rooftop more...

Brand New Gott's Roadside Coming to SF's "Thrive City" on Sept. 17Brand New Gott’s Roadside Coming to SF’s “Thrive City” on Sept. 17
By - posted 9/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the news that Bay Area favorite burger joint, Gott’s Roadside is opening a brand new restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission Bay at Thrive City, the plaza surrounding Chase Center, on September 17, 2021. The new location marks the 8th location for the Napa County-based burger more...

UPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of VaccineUPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of Vaccine
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bars, Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

After the 300-member SF Bar Owners Alliance officially stated its position that a vaccine card (or negative COVID test within 72 hours) should be required for any patron wishing to dine inside on of their member establishments, many bars in San Francisco have confirmed they will be The recommendations apply only more...

Walnut Creek Extends Outdoor Dining to End of 2021Walnut Creek Extends Outdoor Dining to End of 2021
By - posted 7/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Walnut Creek officials are considering whether to keep outdoor dining parklets a permanent fixture of the city after extending the city’s outdoor dining program through the end of 2021. The Walnut Creek City Council unanimously approved the extension of the Walnut Creek Rebound program last more...

SF's Outdoor Dining & Parklets Now Officially PermanentSF’s Outdoor Dining & Parklets Now Officially Permanent
By - posted 7/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining

San Francisco Mayor London Breed this week officially signed legislation to make the “Shared Spaces” program permanent, allowing businesses to continue to operate outdoors on parklets and sidewalks including outdoor dining. Shared Spaces are officially here to stay in San Francisco! These parklets and outdoor spaces have been a lifeline for our more...

300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bars, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

If you go out to drink indoors this weekend, you might want to bring a copy of your vaccine card. Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that on Monday the SF Bar Owners Alliance, which represents over 300 bars in San Francisco, has officially stated its position that a vaccine more...

SF Unanimously Approves Permanent Parklets Shared Spaces ProgramSF Unanimously Approves Permanent Parklets Shared Spaces Program
By - posted 7/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining

The “Shared Spaces” program that allowed San Francisco businesses to operate in outdoor public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic while their indoor spaces remained closed will continue indefinitely after supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to make the program permanent. The Shared Spaces program, which initially began in June 2020, permitted restaurants more...

SF's Filipino Ube Festival is July 11thSF’s Filipino Ube Festival is July 11th
By - posted 7/10/2021
Brand New, Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining

Ube, baby, baby! Get psyched for the very first ube festival at Kapwa Gardens. Ube is one of those distinct Filipino flavors—a purple yam originally from the Philippines that’s slightly nutty with hints of vanilla. We have an amazing lineup of food and retail vendors, ranging from ube cheesecake to more...

Outdoor Dining + To-Go Alcohol Allowed Through End of 2021Outdoor Dining + To-Go Alcohol Allowed Through End of 2021
By - posted 6/4/2021
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Restaurants and bars will be able to continue offering expanded outdoor dining and takeout alcoholic beverages through the end 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. Flanked by state and local officials at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco, Newsom said the state’s Department of Alcoholic more...

SF Just Relaxed COVID Rules Again (New May 20 Updates)SF Just Relaxed COVID Rules Again (New May 20 Updates)
By - posted 5/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco Allows More Flexibility For Open Activities    Beginning Thursday, May 20, San Francisco will allow a greater range of activities and remove some operational requirements on open activities as it continues to prepare for full reopening. Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax and Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip today announced that as of today, May 20, more...