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A List of SF Bay Area Bars & Restaurants Requiring Proof of Vaccine

Updated: Aug 19, 2021 16:29
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As you know by now the is Delta variant isn’t messing around. It’s far more spreadable than the original COVID-19 virus, and the fact that people are not getting vaccinated is allowing the virus to further mutate.

At the moment, the City and County of San Francisco is considering an indoor vaccine mandate, but it hasn’t pulled the trigger on it yet. In the meantime, a bunch of bars and restaurants have begun to require a proof of vaccination to enter.

To prove you have been vaccinated you either have to show your vaxx card or download a digital vaccine QR code, which you can learn how to do right here. And if you’re not vaccinated yet, you can go here to learn where to get your free shots. Also, some bars will accept a recent negative COVID test. These new rules only apply to indoor drinking and eating. You don’t have to be vaccinated to sit outside, but you really should get vaccinated (Here’s a list of 12 reasons to get vaccinated from  John’s Hopkins).

Anyways, on to the list. Bay Area photographer Eddie Hernanadez did all the research for this and is continually updating it. It was last updated on 8/11/21. Thank you SO much Eddie for your awesome contribution to the community!

San Francisco

1015 – Website

440 Castro – Website

500 Club – IG post

ABV – IG post

Alembic – IG post

Amado’s – IG post

AsiaSF – IG post

Asiento – FB post 

Azucar Lounge – IG post

Beaux – IG post

Benders – IG post

Beshram – IG post

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – Website


Black Cat Jazz Club – Website ticket page

Black Hammer Brewing – IG post

Blondies – IG post

Boom Boom Room – IG post

Bond Bar – IG post

Bottom Of The Hill – Website

Brass Tacks – IG post

Casements – IG post

Cat Club – IG post

Cellarmaker Brewery & House of Pizza  – IG post

City Beer Store – IG post

Club Deluxe – IG post

Cold Drinks Bar – Website

Curio – IG post

Dark Horse Inn – Twitter post

DNA Lounge – Website

Doc’s Clock – IG post

Driftwood – IG post

El Lopo – IG post

El Rio – IG post

F8 Nightclub – IG post

Feinstein’s @ Hotel Nikko – Website

Festa Karaoke Bar / Lounge – IG post

Finnegan’s Wake – FB post

Fly Bar – photo

Gentilly – IG post

Glen Park Station – IG post

Gozu – Tock Reservations

Greens Sports Bar – IG post

Harper & Rye – IG post

Hayes Street Grill – IG post

Hi Tops – IG post

High Treason – IG post

Hole in the Wall Saloon – Google update

Horsefeather – IG post

Imperial Day Spa – Website

Independent – Website

Jackalope – IG post

Kilowatt Bar – IG post

Kona Street Market – IG post

Last Rites – IG post

Latin American Club

Liquid Gold – IG post

Lookout – FB post

Madrone Art Bar – IG post

Make Out Room

McTeague’s Saloon – FB post

Midnight Sun – IG post

Mini Bar – IG post

Mint Karaoke Lounge – IG post

Mission Bar – IG post

Moby Dick – FB post

Monarch – IG post

Monk’s Kettle – Newsletter

Mr Tipples – IG post

Mucky Duck – IG post

Oasis Caberet & Nightclub – IG post

OMG – FB post

Outer Orbit – IG post

Padrecito – Website

Peacekeeper – IG post

Power House – IG post

Public Works – IG post

R Bar – IG post

Rickshaw Stop – Website

San Francisco Opera – Website

San Francisco Symphony / Davies Symphony Hall – Website

Santeria – IG post

Scopo Divino – IG post

Sea Star – IG post

Sequoia Sake – IG post

Seven Stills – IG post

SFJazz – Website

Slate Bar

Smuggler’s Cove – Website

Soda Popinskis – IG post

Specs Bar – IG post

St Mary’s Pub – IG post

Standard Deviant – IG post

Teeth Bar – IG post

The Beehive – IG post

The Buena Vista Cafe – IG post

The Chapel – Website

The Cinch Saloon – Twitter post

The Detour – IG post

The Eagle – Website

The Great Northern – IG post

The Interval At Long Now – IG post

The Knockout – IG post

The Little Shamrock – IG post

The Page – IG post

The Pawn Shop – Website

The Riptide – IG post

The Rite Spot – IG post

The Unreal Garden – IG post

Thee Parkside – YT Video

Toad Hall – FB post

Vesuvio – IG post

White Cap – IG post comments

Wild Side West – FB post

Wilkommen – IG post

ZamZam Bar – IG post

Zeitgeist – IG post

Zuni Cafe – IG post (starting 8/4)

East Bay

Bay Grape – IG post

Benchmark Pizza – IG post

Eli’s Mile High Club – IG post

Fox Theater – Website

Freight & Salvage – Website

Friends & Family – IG post

Greek Theatre UC Berkeley – Website

Hotsy Totsy Club – FB post

Ivy Room – IG post

Kon-Tiki – IG post

Low Bar – IG post

North Light – IG post

Palmetto – IG post

Petit Cafe – IG post

Ramen Shop – Resy

Rockridge Improvement Club – FB post

Roses’ Taproom – IG post

Sister – IG post

Snail Bar – Website

Tay Ho – IG post

The Cat House Bar – IG post

The Detour – IG post

The Golden Squirrel Club – IG post

The Good Hop – IG post

The Port Bar

The Punchdown – IG post

Tupper & Reed – IG post


Sushi Yoshizumi – IG post

Warung Siska – IG post

South Bay

3Below Theaters – Website

7 Stars Bar & Grill – IG post

Haberdasher – Website (pop-up)

Splash – IG post

Tabard Theatre Company – Website

North Bay

California Gold – IG post

Fern Bar – IG post

La Toque – Website

Paper Mill Creek Saloon – Website

R3 Hotel – FB post

Rancho Nicasio – Website

Terrapin Crossroads – Website

Timberline – FB post

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