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Where You Can Still Find Available Restrooms in SF During COVID-19

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Your go-to places to go in San Francisco have shut down restroom access under shelter-in-place, as Macy’s, hotel lobbies, and pot dispensaries have mostly closed their public bathrooms these days. But there are still restrooms you can use all over town. We’ve got an updated list of still-open public washrooms where you can still take a perfectly sanitary pee or even a dignified poop whilst you’re out doing essential work or errands, or if you just don’t have reliable access to a restroom at that particular moment.

This San Francisco public bathroom map shows dots, crosses, and flowers in the spots where you can still find a functioning and passably clean washroom. Some of these are the JC Decaux kiosks that do a full self-cleaning after each use, others are temporary COVID-19 facilities that won’t be there forever. But it’s nice to have them available during this strange period when restaurants and gas stations have mostly shut down the loo.  

These facilities come courtesy of the SF Pit Stop program, and they are far better maintained than the porta-potties at, say, music festivals or Burning Man. The ones that aren’t self-cleaning have an attendant on duty (haha!), with working sinks, and generally a good supply of soap and paper towels.  

If you know of other SF bathroom locations, lay down some pipe up in the comments below and we will add them. But the Broke-Ass Bathroom Availability I-Team has found this list of public bathrooms in San Francisco that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bayview

Mendell Plaza – Mon-Fri – Open 24 hours

2111 Jennings St. – Open 24 hours

245 Bayshore Blvd. – Open 24 hours

Selby St. and McKinnon Ave. – Open 24 hours

200 Napoleon St. – Open 24 hours

1100 Thomas Ave. – Open 24 hours

1900 Evans St. – Open 24 hours 

Castro

Market and Castro streets (JCDecaux) – Open 24 hours

Market and Church streets (JCDecaux) – Daily – 9am to 8pm

2300 Market St. – Open 24 hours

Cathedral Hill

Willow Street, between Van Ness and Franklin – Open 24 hours

Larch Street, between Van Ness and Franklin – Open 24 hours

Civic Center

Grove and Larkin streets (JCDecaux) – Daily – Open 24 hours

Larkin and McAllister streets – Temporarily Closed

The Embarcadero

Embarcadero Plaza (JCDecaux) – Daily – Open 24 hours

Haight 

Haight and Buena Vista Ave West – Mon-Fri – 12pm to 7pm 

Stanyan and Waller streets (JCDecaux) – Daily – Open 24 hours

Lower Polk

Myrtle and Larkin streets (JCDecaux) – Daily – Open 24 hours

Mid-Market

Hallidie Plaza  (JCDecaux) – Daily – Open 24 hours

U.N. Plaza  (JCDecaux) – Daily – Open 24 hours

Mission

16th and Capp streets – Mon-Fri – 11am to 6pm 

16th and Mission streets (JCDecaux) – Open 24 hours 

18th and Mission streets  – Mon-Fri – 12:30pm to 7:30pm

24th and Mission streets (JCDecaux) – Open 24 hours 

23rd St. and Treat Ave. – Open 24 hours

344 14th St. – Open 24 hours

1661 15th St.  – Open 24 hours

1645 Bryant St.  – Open 24 hours

1850 Bryant St.  – Open 24 hours

220 San Bruno Ave.  – Open 24 hours

Harrison and 26h streets  – Open 24 hours

Cesar Chavez and Potrero Ave.  – Open 24 hours

SFGH, near SE corner of Building 25 – Open 24 hours

SFGH, near SE corner of Building 80/90 – Open 24 hours

100 Main St. – Daily – Open 24 hours

Florida and Division streets – Daily – Open 24 hours

North Beach

Washington Square at Union St. (JCDecaux) – Daily – 9am to 8pm

Ocean Beach

Great Highway near Beach Chalet – Mon-Fri – 11am to 6pm

Outer Sunset

Judah and La Playa streets (Rec Park) – Daily – 8am to 8pm

Richmond

18th Ave. and Geary Blvd. – Open 24 hours

24th Ave. and Balboa St.  – Open 24 hours

48th Ave. and Fulton St.  – Open 24 hours​

SoMa​​

6th and Jessie streets  – Open 24 hours

Victoria Manalo Draves Park (Rec Park) – Daily – Open 24 hours

Mission and Seventh streets – Open 24 hours

Mission and Ninth streets – Open 24 hours

148 Sixth St. – Open 24 hours

5th and Bryant streets (Brannan St. by the parking lot gate inside the striped parking area on 5th St.) – Open 24 hours

Tenderloin

133 Golden Gate Ave. – Daily – Open 24 hours

101 Hyde St.  – Daily – Open 24 hours

Eddy St. and Jones St. (JCDecaux) – Daily – Open 24 hours

388 Ellis St. – Daily – Open 24 hours

Eddy St. and Larkin St. – Daily – Open 24 hours

Willow and Franklin streets – Open 24 hours

Leavenworth and Turk streets – Open 24 hours

O’Farrell and Taylor streets – Open 24 hours

180 Jones St. – Open 24 hours

 

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3 Comments

  1. July 28, 2020 at 11:19 am — Reply

    Last I saw, the restroom in Lafayette Park and Ghirardelli Square were open. Also, the park by Spreckels Lake in GGP.

  2. Mike
    July 28, 2020 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    Are you counting the Golden Gate Park bathrooms? I know the one at MLK and 19th is open, and the one at the ballpark by the Cal Academy.

  3. Q
    July 28, 2020 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    The Alamo Square public bathrooms have been open every time I’ve been there

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