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Where Restaurants Are Reopening Across the Bay Area

Where Restaurants Are Reopening Across the Bay Area

As everyone is vaguely aware, California is reopening in stages, slowly allowing restaurants and bars to open for sit-down dining. The catch is that individual counties have to hit specific COVID-19 testing and infection rates before moving into the next stage. Even then, counties can set stricter guidelines, such as staggering their reopenings for indoor and outdoor dining.

That means there is no single grand reopening date, and the exact timing for each of the four reopening stages varies wildly county by county. The Bay Area alone consists of six different counties, each with its own timeline. For all diners who are understandably confused, here’s the county-by-county overview on where restaurants are reopening across the Bay Area. This post will be updated frequently to account for the latest announcements on both the state and county level.

California

On a statewide level, California started Stage 1 in mid March, closing down dining rooms, but allowing restaurants to remain open for takeout and delivery. On March 20, the state eased alcohol restrictions, allowing beer, wine, and cocktails for takeout and delivery.

California is currently in Stage 2, which started on Friday, May 8, allowing restaurants to start reopening for sit-down dining, as well as bars, wineries, and breweries, provided they serve food. The state moves into Stage 3 of the reopening on Friday, June 12, allowing all bars, breweries, and wineries to start reopening, whether or not they serve food.

All that said, individual counties must attest to hitting specific testing and infection rates before they’re allowed to move into each successive stage, and many Bay Area counties have chosen to set stricter guidelines than what’s permitted by the state. See specifics below.

Bay Area

Alameda County

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Friday, June 19
  • Closed for indoor dining, no timeline.

Contra Costa County

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Friday, June 5.
  • Open for indoor dining as of Wednesday, July

Marin County

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Monday, June 1.
  • Closed for indoor dining, no timeline.

San Francisco County

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Closed for outdoor dining until Friday, June 12.
  • Closed for indoor dining until Monday, July 13.

San Mateo County

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Saturday, June 6.
  • Closed for indoor dining, no timeline.

Santa Clara County

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Friday, June 5.
  • Closed for indoor dining, no timeline.

Wine Country

Solano

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Thursday, May 21.
  • Open for indoor dining as of Thursday, May 21.

Sonoma

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Saturday, May 23.
  • Open for indoor dining as of Saturday, June 6.

Napa

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Wednesday, May 20.
  • Open for indoor dining as of Wednesday, May 20.

Further South

Santa Cruz

  • Open for takeout and delivery.
  • Open for outdoor dining as of Saturday, May 30.
  • Open for indoor dining as of Saturday, May 30.