There are many great restaurants and bars with views in San Francisco, but very few that are open-air rooftops in the traditional sense. Blame Karl the Fog’s cool breezes for the lack of high-up outdoor space. Even at SF’s best, most heater- and fire-pit-appointed rooftops, it’s a good idea to bring a jacket. Meanwhile, there are a couple of honorable mentions in the warmer East Bay, for al fresco dining and drinking in Oakland and Walnut Creek.
Don’t care about a bird’s-eye view? Check out this list of very excellent places to eat and drink outside at street level.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More