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Indoor Bars Can Open in San Francisco on May 7th!

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Remember drinking indoors? Come May 7th we’ll be able to it again, but you know, wearing masks.

Hallelujah! And say that exuberantly like Pharoahe Monch.

San Francisco will be entering the Yellow Tier on May 7th which means, among other things, that indoor bars can open again without serving food.

According to Supervisor Matt Haney, “Under state guidelines, in the yellow tier: Restaurants, movie theaters, libraries, offices, churches, family entertainment centers, gyms and fitness studios and can open indoors at 50% capacity. Indoor bars, breweries and wineries can open at 25% capacity up to 100 people.”

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You can check out his thread below:

While many of our favorite bars have been able to pivot towards letting people drink outdoors, some of them, like Specs’, haven’t been able make it work. All that changes on May 7th. I can’t fucking wait to belly up to a fucking bar!

Sure, indoor bars will only be able to be at 25% capacity, but as vaccinations increase, things will eventually open up even further. I get my second shot on Monday and I am SO excited.

Anyways, as Supervisor Haney mentions, the Yellow Tier also means that outdoor gatherings can include as many as 100 people and  outdoor live audience venues may expand to 67% of capacity. This is great for concerts and sports!

To find out more about the different tiers, check out California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Please continue to be safe, wear your mask, wash your hands, and get vaccinated. We are almost there!

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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