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"Indoor Dining" in SF Won't Be Back Until October (at the Earliest)“Indoor Dining” in SF Won’t Be Back Until October (at the Earliest)
By - posted 9/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces Timeline and Framework for Reopening Indoor Dining in San Francisco Friday, September 18, 2020 San Francisco is working with the local restaurant industry to develop a standardized health and safety plan and protocols to help restaurants prepare for reopening Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen more...

San Francisco Outdoor Dining Guide: 290+ Patios & RestaurantsSan Francisco Outdoor Dining Guide: 290+ Patios & Restaurants
By - posted 9/16/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

It took a lot of legwork and phone calls, but we’ve uncovered 296 restaurants and bars (so far) that are opening for outdoor dining. Who did we miss? Know of any other restaurants opening for outdoor dining – fill out this form (quickest) or email us (slowest) at events_crew@funcheap.com with the more...

No Indoor Dining & Bars In SF Until At Least "Mid-October"No Indoor Dining & Bars In SF Until At Least “Mid-October”
By - posted 9/10/2020
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

When San Francisco announced its new reopening timeline on September 1st, there wasn’t any mention of indoor dining or bars. Today the city revised the reopening timeline and finally addresses this issue, but still without many specifics. According to the timeline released on September 10th, indoor restaurants and bars (whether indoors more...

Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Now Has Outdoor Dining + Kids Eat FreeEmmy’s Spaghetti Shack Now Has Outdoor Dining + Kids Eat Free
By - posted 9/2/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Opened in 2001, Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack‘s kitschy downhome Italian food has been a long time favorite in the Outer Mission. They recently announced that their parklet is officially open for outdoor dining, complete with patio heaters. They’re still serving up their comfort food favorites, but all food will come in a bag more...

SF's New “Shared Spaces” Outdoor Dining Map  LaunchedSF’s New “Shared Spaces” Outdoor Dining Map Launched
By - posted 9/2/2020
Brand New, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s popular Shared Spaces program has an exciting new tool: an interactive map showing the locations and status of all the proposed Shared Spaces locations. The map is designed to make it easier for people to find Shared Spaces, check on permit status, or simply track the progress of the more...

SF's New Timeline for Reopening AnnouncedSF’s New Timeline for Reopening Announced
By - posted 9/1/2020
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces San Francisco’s Plan For Further Reopening Businesses And Activities San Francisco’s updated timeline allows for a safer and gradual reopening, balances the risk of the activity with the ability of the City’s resources to manage COVID-19 cases September 1, 2020 Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of more...

Outdoor Dining "Shared Spaces" Comes to The CastroOutdoor Dining “Shared Spaces” Comes to The Castro
By - posted 8/26/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

After weeks of waiting, the Castro finally received approval by the Planning Department to shut down portions for 18th Street to dedicate space for outdoor dining. Related: Outdoor Street Dining Coming Next to 18th St. in The Castro? – 8/4/20 – Funcheap Hoodline reports that this new “Shared Space” began last weekend more...

Hayes Street Gets 3 Blocks of Outdoor Dining Starting Aug. 30Hayes Street Gets 3 Blocks of Outdoor Dining Starting Aug. 30
By - posted 8/26/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Weekly for letting us know that Hayes Valley will start their “Shared Spaces” street closure for outdoor dining this Sunday, August 30th. Hayes Street will be shut down to traffic for three blocks from Franklin and Laguna along with a small stretch of Octavia Hayes Valley “Shared Spaces” Outdoor more...

Bay Area Restaurants Close Outdoor Dining Due to SmokeBay Area Restaurants Close Outdoor Dining Due to Smoke
By - posted 8/20/2020
Fire Updates, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that various Bay Area restaurants, already struggling due to COVID, have had to close outdoor dining due to smoky air. The restaurant business was strongly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and are using outdoor dining as they struggle to provide jobs for their more...

SF's "Igloo" Outdoor Dining is Back (Again)SF’s “Igloo” Outdoor Dining is Back (Again)
By - posted 8/19/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

In a quick turn of events, Hashiri has just announced that they have re-opened their “geodesic igloo” outdoor dining domes with modifications that were required by the San Francisco health department to allow for airflow on the sides. The domes had opened on August 5th with a $200 sushi tasting experience, more...

SF Says New "Outdoor Dining Domes" Must Come DownSF Says New “Outdoor Dining Domes” Must Come Down
By - posted 8/19/2020
Outdoor Dining

8/19 UPDATE: The Outdoor Dining Domes are Back – Late Wednesday afternoon Hashiri announced their domes were back after following modifications required by the health department. See the latest updates. Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know about the controversial outdoor dining domes put up on Mint Plaza (near 5th more...

The Bay Area's Favorite Iconic Ice Cream ParlorsThe Bay Area’s Favorite Iconic Ice Cream Parlors
By - posted 8/14/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, Takeout / Delivery

It’s over 100° today around The Bay. We think anytime is a great time for ice cream, but especially today. Cool off with a scoop from these iconic Bay Area ice cream shops. We’ve confirmed they’re open. Mitchell’s Ice Cream 688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA Hours: Fri & Sat: 11 am to more...

Oakland Chinatown Outdoor Dining "StreetFest" FridaysOakland Chinatown Outdoor Dining “StreetFest” Fridays
By - posted 8/13/2020
Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Oakland Street Fest Fridays is a new safe evening of outdoor dining and music every Friday in August on 9th Street between Franklin and Webster. In an effort to promote small businesses and restaurants, Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is hosting StreetFest Fridays to encourage people to order less delivery more...

San Mateo's Saturday Night Drive-In Movie NightsSan Mateo’s Saturday Night Drive-In Movie Nights
By - posted 8/12/2020
Drive-In Movies, Outdoor Dining

Now through the end of October – Par 3 at Poplar Creek offers Saturday Drive In & Dine Out Movie Nights – a nostalgic, fun and safe way to enjoy time with family and friends. Premiering in the beautiful outdoor setting at Poplar Creek in San Mateo, dinner and a movie more...

This Outdoor Dining Parklet in SF Speaks the TruthThis Outdoor Dining Parklet in SF Speaks the Truth
By - posted 8/8/2020
Brand New, Outdoor Dining

Here’s what Maggie McGarry’s Irish Bar in North Beach painted on the side of their outdoor sidewalk parklet on Grant Avenue a few days ago. Yup. That about sums it up. Painting our outside at the moment. Hope you like the color. pic.twitter.com/HpkTmnrqXz — Maggie McGarry’s (@MaggieMcGarrys) August 6, 2020