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Thomas Ty Tran
November 2, 2020
A Running List Of SF Streets That Are Closed For Outdoor Dining
Where (and when) you can eat outside, car-free.
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Since May, San Francisco’s Shared Spaces program has been closing off streets to cars to allow restaurants more space for outdoor dining. The Mission and Chinatown were the first two neighborhoods to close some streets. Since then, lots of other areas around the city have gone carless. The Shared Space program was initially set to expire this December, but the city recently extended it through June 2021.

If you’re looking to support restaurants by dining al fresco, here’s a running list of streets that are closed, and on what days. We’ll be updating the list as more are added.

Shared Spaces Street Closures:

  • Bayview:

    • Galvez Avenue (at 3rd Street) is closed to traffic on Saturdays from 8am-12pm (through November 7th).
    • Yosemite Avenue at Lane Street will be closed on November 6th and December 4th from 3-11pm.
  • Castro:

    • 18th Street (between Hartford and Castro streets, and Collingwood and Castro streets) is closed to traffic on Sundays from 10am-10pm (through December 31st).
    • Jane Warner Plaza is closed to traffic daily from 11am-6:30pm (through December 31st).
    • Noe Street (between Market and Beaver streets) is closed to traffic Fridays from 4-10pm and weekends from 10am-10pm (through December 27th).
  • Chinatown:

    • Grant Avenue (between California and Washington streets) is closed to traffic on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-9pm (through December 27th).
    • Waverly Place (outside of Mister Jiu’s, between Clay and Sacramento streets) is closed to traffic on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-10pm, and Sundays from 10am-7pm (through October 31st).
  • Dogpatch/Central Waterfront:

    • Michigan Street (between Marin Street and Cesar Chavez, and Illinois Street to Easterly Terminus) is closed to traffic Fridays from 5-10pm, and weekends from 2-9pm (through December 31st).
  • Financial District:

    • Leidesdorff Street (outside of Credo, between Pine and California streets) is closed to traffic daily from 10am-8pm (through December 31st).
    • Also, Leidesdorff Street between Sacramento and Commercial streets (outside of Wayfare Tavern) is closed to traffic every day from 11:30am-9pm (through December 31st).
  • Fisherman’s Wharf:

    • The southernmost lane of Beach Street (outside of Buena Vista Cafe, between Hyde and Larkin streets) is closed to traffic, all day, every day (through December 31st).
  • Hayes Valley:

    • Hayes Street (between Laguna and Franklin streets), and Octavia Street (between Hayes and Ivy streets) are closed to traffic on Fridays from 4-10pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-10pm (through December 31st).
    • Ivy Street (outside of Fig & Thistle, between Gough and Octavia streets) is closed to traffic Friday to Sunday from 3-10pm (through December 27th).
    • Linden Street (outside of Nightbird, between Gough and Franklin streets) is closed to traffic on Saturdays from 10am-10pm (through December 26th).
  • Lakeside:

    • The Ocean and Junipero Serra Parking Lot (at 2500 Ocean Avenue) is closed all day, every day (through December 31st).
  • Lower Polk:

    • Austin Street (between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue) is closed to traffic Tuesday to Thursday from 10:30am-9:30pm, Fridays from 10:30am-11:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-11:30pm (through December 31st).
  • Marina:

    • Steiner Street (outside of Izzy’s Steaks & Chops, between Chestnut and Lombard streets) is closed to traffic Monday to Friday from 11am-9pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-10pm (through December 31st).
  • Mission:

    • Valencia Street (between 16th and 17th streets, 18th and 19th streets, and 20th and 21st streets) is closed to traffic Thursdays and Fridays from 4-10pm, Saturdays from 11am-10pm, and Sundays from 11am-6pm (through December 27th).
    • The Lilac and 24th Street Parking Lot is closed every Friday to Sunday from 12-8pm (through December 27th).
  • North Beach:

    • Gold Street (outside of Bix, between Montgomery and Balance streets) is closed to traffic Sunday to Thursday from 4:30pm-10pm, and Friday to Saturday from 4:30-11pm (through December 31st).
    • Jack Kerouac Alley (between Columbus and Grant avenues) is closed to traffic Monday to Thursday from 10am-10pm, and Friday to Sunday from 10am-11pm (until December 31st).
    • Powell Street (between Columbus Avenue and Union Street) is closed to traffic Friday to Wednesday from 12-10pm, and Thursdays from 4-10pm (through December 31st).
    • Via Bufano (outside of Bodega, between Greenwich Street and Columbus Avenue) is closed to traffic every day from 12-10pm - except Thursdays, when it’s closed from 4-10pm (through December 31st).
    • Jasper Place (between Green and Union streets) is closed to traffic Thursday to Sunday from 5-10pm (through December 31st).
  • Outer Sunset:

    • Irving Street (between 19th and 20th avenues) is closed to traffic from 3:30-11pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10:30am-11pm on Saturdays and Sundays (through December 31st).
    • 37th Avenue (between Ortega and Quintara streets) is closed on Sundays from 6am-7pm (through December 27th).
  • Pacific Heights:

    • Washington Street (outside of Chouquet’s, between Fillmore and Steiner streets) is closed to traffic daily from 9am-10pm (through December 31st).
  • Polk Gulch:

    • The top floor of the Polk Bush Garage (at 1399 Polk) is closed Monday to Friday from 6am-8pm, and weekends from 8am-2pm (through December 31st).
  • SoMa:

    • Folsom Street (between 6th and 8th streets) is closed to traffic every Sunday from 8am-6pm (through November 29th).
    • Stevenson Street (between 6th and 7th streets) is closed to traffic every Thursday from 4-9pm (through December 17th).
    • Natoma Street (from 2nd Street to Easterly Terminus) is closed Monday to Thursday from 9am-7pm, Fridays from 9am-8pm, and weekends from 11am-8pm (through December 31st).
    • Ritch Street (outside of District, between Townsend and Lusk streets) is closed to traffic Monday to Friday from 4-10pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm (through October 31st).
  • Sunset/Parkside:

    • Taraval Street (between 46th and 47th avenues) is closed to traffic every Sunday from 9:30am-8:30pm (through November 15th).
  • Tenderloin:

    • Golden Gate Avenue (between Larkin and Hyde streets) is closed to traffic every Thursday to Sunday from 11am-8pm (through December 31st).
    • Larkin Street (between Eddy and O’Farrell streets) will be closed to traffic every Thursday to Sunday from 11am-8pm (through December 31st).
  • Union Square:

    • Ellis Street (between Stockton and Powell streets) is closed to traffic every Sunday from 11am-8pm (through November 15th).
  • West Portal:

    • The West Portal Parking Lot (174 West Portal Avenue) is closed every day from 10am-6pm (through December 31st).
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