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85% of SF's Downtown Restaurants Likely Closed85% of SF’s Downtown Restaurants Likely Closed
By - posted 12/10/2020
Goodbye, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

SF Gate shared some depressing news that about 85% of the restaurants in San Francisco’s Financial District and SoMa are estimated to be at least temporarily closed. Downtown has been pretty much a ghost town since the beginning of the pandemic with most offices closed down and allowing people to work more...

SF Gives $5,000 to Outdoor Businesses Forced to CloseSF Gives $5,000 to Outdoor Businesses Forced to Close
By - posted 12/8/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces New Measures to Financially Support Local Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic Following the most recent Stay at Home Order, San Francisco will defer Unified License Fees, provide up to $1 million in support for operators of Shared Spaces, and release an additional $3.2 million in zero more...

SF's "Lucky 13" Dive Bar Closing Down for GoodSF’s “Lucky 13” Dive Bar Closing Down for Good
By - posted 12/4/2020
Goodbye, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for letting us know that according a long-time bar worker, Lucky 13 is closing down for good. Lucky 13, located on Market Street between Sanchez and Church, has been on the chopping block for a while now, with long-standing rumors of being torn down and being replaced more...

New Lockdown Likely for Bay Area "Mid-December"New Lockdown Likely for Bay Area “Mid-December”
By - posted 12/3/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

In a Thursday press conference, California Governor Gavin Newsom laid out the new guidelines for determine a more restrictive lockdowns inclusion the shutdown of outdoor dining. The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, will go into effect within 48 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. It more...

SF Mayor London Breed, "This criticism is fair"SF Mayor London Breed, “This criticism is fair”
By - posted 12/3/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After facing criticism for getting “caught” dining out at French Laundry, San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted out on Thursday morning that “This criticism is fair.” The mayor dined out in Napa County on November 7th, when the county was in the Orange tier and both indoor and outdoor dining was more...

SF Grandma Flips Table to Defend Restaurant from Angry CustomerSF Grandma Flips Table to Defend Restaurant from Angry Customer
By - posted 12/1/2020
Jerk Alert, Outdoor Dining, Takeout / Delivery

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for letting us know about a bad ass San Francisco grandmother who flipped a table in order to protect Panchita’s restaurant in the Mission from an angry customer. The incident took place at Panchita’s restaurant on 16th Street in San Francisco on Friday night after a more...

LA Banned Outdoor Dining. SF Says it Won'tLA Banned Outdoor Dining. SF Says it Won’t
By - posted 11/30/2020
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the LA Times for letting us know an interesting piece of news that slipped past our radar last week. While Los Angeles County has forced outdoor dining to shut down with the latest COVID-19 surge, San Francisco officials said they plan to keep outdoor dining open throughout the purple more...

Bay Area Pancake House Shuts Down for First Time Since 1959Bay Area Pancake House Shuts Down for First Time Since 1959
By - posted 11/30/2020
Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

The beloved local Millbrae Pancake House (1301 El Camino Real) has decided to shut down temporarily starting today (Monday, November 30) until further notice and hopes to open again in 2021. The restaurant has been open every day (other thank Christmas Day) since 1959. Get updates & be first to find out more...

Outdoor Christmas Cocktail Pop-Up in San FranciscoOutdoor Christmas Cocktail Pop-Up in San Francisco
By - posted 11/25/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

Miracle, the Christmas-theme pop up bar that transforms Pacific Cocktail Haven into a Winter Wonderland is coming back to San Francisco, but this time as an decked out festive outdoor bar/restaurant. Miracle opens up on Black Friday, November 27 and is open Wednesday-Saturday through New Year’s Eve. They’re bringing back all more...

101-Year-Old Tosca Cafe Reopens for Outdoor Dining101-Year-Old Tosca Cafe Reopens for Outdoor Dining
By - posted 11/15/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Eater SF for letting us know that the century-old Tosca Cafe has reopened for outdoor dining in North Beach as of November 14th. Tosca dates back to November of 1919 when three Italians came to San Francisco to open a bar in North Beach after WWI. The well-loved cafe opened more...

SF Halts Indoor Dining (Again) Starting Nov. 14SF Halts Indoor Dining (Again) Starting Nov. 14
By - posted 11/10/2020
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, San Francisco will roll back the reopening of indoor dining, reduce capacity of fitness centers and movie theaters, and will pause approval of plans for indoor instruction for high schools. The City will adjust its reopening due to a significant and rapid increase in more...

SF Extends Outdoor Dining to June 2021. Could it Be Made Permanent?SF Extends Outdoor Dining to June 2021. Could it Be Made Permanent?
By - posted 10/26/2020
Bay Area Updates, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

More than 1,800 individual operators and counting are making the Shared Spaces Program a successful part of San Francisco’s economic recovery. Permits originally set to expire at the end of December may now be extended through June 30, 2021 and new applications are welcome. Shared Spaces allow merchants to use sidewalks, full or partial streets, and other more...

Indoor Dining in SF Expands to 50% Capacity on Nov. 3rdIndoor Dining in SF Expands to 50% Capacity on Nov. 3rd
By - posted 10/20/2020
Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

As part of a broad updated timeline for reopenings. San Francisco today announced that indoor restaurants will be able to increase their capacity to 50% starting November 3rd. See the latest press release | See SF’s updated reopening guidelines as of Oct. 20 Indoor dining was originally was allowed to reopen on more...

SF Announces Lots of New Updates for ReopeningSF Announces Lots of New Updates for Reopening
By - posted 10/20/2020
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco Continues Reopening with Expanded Business Operations and Activities Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Now that San Francisco is assigned to the State’s Yellow tier, the City will move forward on reopening offices and expanding capacity at business, including fitness, dining, places of worship, personal services, recreation, and more Mayor London N. Breed more...

SF's New Outdoor Pool Table at The Wooden Nickel's ParkletSF’s New Outdoor Pool Table at The Wooden Nickel’s Parklet
By - posted 10/20/2020
Fun & Games, Outdoor Dining, Things to Do

Miss playing pool? Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for letting us know that The Wooden Nickel now has a outdoor pool table in their parklet. How will it work? Reservations are required to play, and you must pay in advance. It’s $30 for 50 mins of play; this allows 10 minutes between bookings to sanitize more...