The Latest COVID-19 Rules Explained
The moving target that is eating and drinking at San Diego restaurants and restaurant/bars has changed again and since it’s difficult for the establishments to keep track of things, it’s even harder for customers.
With this in mind PubClub.com presents this guide to help you understand San Diego’s newest restaurant and restaurant-bar COVID-19 restrictions.
What’s Open And When In San Diego
• Restaurants, bars and breweries that serve food and have outdoor dining. There is no indoor dining (LA County implemented this policy starting July 4 Weekend).
• Yes, bars and breweries are open! Some may require you to purchase food. Tho on the weekend before these restrictions were in place, one Little Italy restaurant told PubClub we could order a $2 donut.
• Wineries with outdoor facilities for tasting are allowed to be open. The indoor tasting rooms are closed. The same applies to distilleries.
• The restaurants and bars must close at 11 and you must be seated by 10.
• This policy is in place thru the third weekend of July, at which time its effectiveness will be evaluated.
More Outdoor Dining Coming To San Diego
Already, the Gaslamp and Little Italy have added outdoor dining space by placing tables in the streets (Fifth Ave., and India Street, respectively) and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is allowing restaurants in other areas to put tables on sidewalks and, if the business has one, in its parking lot.
San Diego Beaches Parks & Hotels
All of these places are open and so, too, is the world-famous San Diego Zoo (most if it is outdoor) tho gift shops and indoor facilities are closed. Campgrounds are also open.Museums and movie theaters are closed.
So the scoop is, pretty much anything outside is open and anything inside is closed. Some of your favorite bars and restaurants will not be open; they either don’t have enough outdoor space or have decided it’s not worth the expense of being open under these restrictions.