The Bay Area patio life has gotten more expansive, selective, and grandiose. With cities around the Bay Area approving permits left and right (and some going rogue on building)—it’s our way of still supporting places we love in the Bay.
Though this isn’t a full guide of patio places to dine, at Bob Cut, we’ve tried these select few and have loved how they have worked on distancing, sanitation, and even crowd control. Do you have a spot that you love in the Bay that hits all the marks? Let us know on Instagram so we can update this list.
Fort Point Beer
This neighborhood brewery, Fort Point Beer, brews small batches of fresh, exciting, and experimental beers, often in collaboration with the many friends they’ve come to know in the Bay Area’s vibrant food and drink world. Now open with sidewalk space, the team at Fort Point Haight keep the crowds controlled and the vibe right.. // 701 Haight St, San Francisco, 12 p.m. – 8p.m., Hours subject to weather.
Trailblazers in hospitality, Yuka Ioroi and Kristoffer Toliao, are making sure that your time at Cassava is as enjoyable pre-pandemic. Of course we’re all wondering how to navigate, the two expertly lay out instructions on their website about how their team will approach you for brunch and dinner service. Brunch will be a set menu offering of “mimosa terrace brunch”, and dinner will be a la carte. A la carte items during brunch are available for takeout, including their picnic bag. Enjoy your brunch at the park or the beach just a few minutes away. // 3519 Balboa St; Outer Richmond, cassavasf.com, 10a.m.—8p.m.
Once was an indoor-only location, Wine Kitchen made their unused backyard a lovely, small oasis for small groups to chill distanced away from each other. Enjoy a full list of wine by the glass or bottle with a rotating menu of bites from all around the world. // 537 Divisadero St, Panhandle, winekitchensf.com.
20 Spot, a beloved wine bar on 20th street between Lexington and Mission made use of the cities ordinance to close off a section of 20th to allow most space to walk around. With tables massively spread out and masks worn while sitting, you’ll feel safe dining and supporting the small hole in the wall… now streets. // 3565 20th St, Mission; 20spotsf.com.
If you’ve been to this brunch spot pre-pandemic, you know how exactly crazy this spot is for it’s mass people, lines, and waiting. Now with pandemic rules, this delicious brunch spot has tighten the amount of time you’d have to wait based on party size, what’s being ordered, and a cap on alcohol. For those who truly enjoy the food can finally get a table within a decent amount of time. // 2101 Sutter St, Japantown; sweetmaplesf.com.
Locally owned & operated, serving its own handcrafted beers & ales along with wood-fired pizzas. Housed in an old livery stable from the 1890’s, Jupiter exudes a European atmosphere found in the heart of Berkeley. Their patio situation puts you right in the middle of their pizza making process, no secrets just great food. // 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, jupiterbeer.com
A quaint corner spot on Market St, Willkommen’s selection of dogs alongside brews make it ample for sunny days and only a hop skip away from the park. When you arrive check in at the front desk and a server will guide you to your table or show you to the beer available for purchase—keeping the entire experience contactless. // 2198 Market St, Castro, willkommen.beer.