Back Indoor At Restaurants & Bars A Welcome Addition To The City’s Nightlife
Okay bar owners, fling open the doors. Save me a seat at the bar. I’ll be in for Happy Hour.
San Diego’s return to the red tier is a reason to cheer, for we can now go back inside restaurants and bars.
It’s hardly like the pre-pandemic days because seating capacity is limited to 20%, glass partitions are between patrons at the bar and there must be two empty bar stools between every occupied one and we must be seated (in other words, no huddling over a group of girls on the other side of the bar) but it’s a step forward toward a full re-opening of our eating and drinking establishments.
It also means no more huddling under a heat lamp while sitting outside on cool San Diego evenings.
For PubClubbbers (such as myself) it means a return of sorts to the pub and club days of yore when we could be inside jammin’ to a DJ and enjoy being out in a bar.
For sports nuts (such as myself) it comes right before March Madness, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament which features a potential deep run by the local team, San Diego State.
It also comes as Opening Day and the highly-anticipated 2021 season for the Padres is on the horizon.
Already, with vaccines being distributed (albeit to an age group of people you are unlikely to find sitting inside of a rockin’ bar) and more on the way and declining numbers of COVID-19 cases, the nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter has picked up the pace considerably in the past couple of weeks.
And it’s only going to get better there and all over the city with the move from the restrictive outdoor-only purple tier to the state’s red tier.
That definitely gives us a reason to cheer.
See ya at the bar.