Food & Drinks Required For Service
There has been a lot of media attention on San Diego restaurants re-opening as the county has advanced to Stage 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic procedure, but what about the bars?
PubClub.com has the answer.
Keep in mind this does not include nightclubs, which are part of Stage 4 that includes large gatherings like festivals, sporting events and concerts. Smaller places, tho, where you go to sit down and have a beer or cocktail with your favorite bartenders – or a wine tasting room – with much smaller crowds, are different than big clubs.
Here’s the scoop:
• Bars are allowed to re-open but you can’t just go in and sit down and have a beer. You must order food in order get a drink. It does not have to be a full meal – and appetizer works – but you must get food in order to get a drink.
• The same social distancing rules apply to bars that are required of restaurants. And that is, tables six feet apart, reduced number of barstools, no standing area, wiped down or disposable menus, no salt and pepper shakers on tables and you may even have to get permission of the staff to get out of your seat to go to the restroom.
• No dancing, obviously. And, for the time being, there won’t be any live music in the bars.
So if your favorite bar serves food, you’re welcome go to back to it. If there’s no food service and you want to get out for a little nightlife in San Diego, you’re going to have to go to a place and have lunch, dinner or an appetizer.