Good news for anyone who enjoyed a bottled margarita or a negroni in a jar over the past year - takeout cocktails are here to stay. At least until the end of the year, according to Governor Gavin Newsom.
In addition to takeout cocktails, Governor Newsom also announced during a press conference Thursday that restaurants will be able to keep their outdoor dining setups until the end of the year - so the parklets we now know and love will be sticking around for a little longer. According to the AP, Mayor London Breed is fighting to keep them in San Francisco permanently.
The state plans on lifting most Covid-related restrictions on June 15th. That means that indoor dining at restaurants will resume at full capacity for the first time in over a year, along with bars, entertainment venues, and other indoor activities.
Right now, the two policies are set to carry through the end of 2021, but there are bills making their way through the State Assembly right now that could turn both into permanent state law after that. Either way, it’s great news for SF restaurants and bars, and anyone who’s ready to take full advantage of summer 2021.