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Feature

Thomas Ty Tran
February 17, 2021
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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Last May, San Francisco’s Shared Spaces program closed off streets to cars to give restaurants more space for parklets and sidewalk dining. The Mission and Chinatown were the first two neighborhoods to shut down some streets - and, since then, tons of other areas around the city have gone carless. The Shared Spaces program was originally set to expire in December of 2020, but was recently extended through June 2021. So if you’re looking to dine al fresco - minus the sweet, sweet sounds of honking cars - here’s a running list of where and when you can find SF street closures.

Shared Spaces Street Closures:

  • Bayview:

    • Galvez Avenue (at 3rd Street) is closed to traffic on Saturdays from 9am-2pm (through June 26th).
  • Castro/Duboce Triangle:

    • 18th Street (between Hartford and Castro Streets, and Collingwood and Castro Streets) is closed to traffic on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-7pm (through June 27th).
    • Church Street (the easternmost travel lane only, from 70 to 95 feet and 120 to 145 feet south of Market Street) is closed to traffic 24/7 daily (through June 30th).
    • Noe Street (between Market and Beaver Streets) is closed to traffic Sundays from 10am-7pm and weekends from 10am-10pm (through June 27th).
  • Chinatown:

    • Beckett Street (between Pacific and Jackson Streets) is closed to traffic on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-midnight (through June 27th).
    • Waverly Place (outside of Mister Jiu’s, between Clay and Sacramento Streets) is closed to traffic on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am-10pm (through June 27th).
  • Civic Center:

    • Rose Street (outside of Zuni Cafe, from Market Street to 120 feet westerly) is closed to traffic every Wednesday to Sunday from 5-11pm (through June 27th).
  • Dogpatch/Central Waterfront:

    • Michigan Street (between Marin Street and Cesar Chavez, and Illinois Street to Easterly Terminus) is closed to traffic Fridays from 4-10pm, and weekends from 8am-10pm (through June 27th).
  • Financial District:

    • Leidesdorff Street (outside of Credo, between Pine and California Streets) is closed to traffic daily from 10am-8pm (through June 30th).
    • Also, Leidesdorff Street between Sacramento and Commercial Streets (outside of Wayfare Tavern) is closed to traffic every day from 10am-11pm (through June 30th).
  • Ghirardelli Square:

    • The southernmost travel lane on Beach Street (between Polk and Larkin Streets) is closed 24/7 daily (through June 30th).
  • 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 June 27th).
    • Ivy Street (outside of Fig & Thistle, between Gough and Octavia Streets) is closed to traffic Friday to Sunday from 3-10pm (through June 27th).
    • Octavia Street (the west frontage road only, between Lily and Page Streets) is closed to traffic on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-10pm (through June 26th).
  • Lakeside:

    • The Ocean and Junipero Serra Parking Lot (at 2500 Ocean Avenue) is closed all day, every day (through June 30th).
  • Lower Polk:

    • Austin Street (between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue) is closed to traffic Sunday to Tuesday from 10am-10pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-11pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to midnight (through June 30th).
  • Mission:

    • Valencia Street (between 16th and 17th Streets, 18th and 19th Streets, and 20th and 21st Streets) is closed to traffic Fridays from 5-9pm, Saturdays from 12-9pm, and Sundays from 12-5pm (through June 27th).
  • North Beach:

    • Gold Street (outside of Bix, between Montgomery and Balance Streets) is closed to traffic daily from 4pm-11pm (through June 30th).
    • Jack Kerouac Alley (between Columbus and Grant Avenues) is closed to traffic Monday to Wednesday from 10am-10pm, and Thursday to Sunday from 10am-11pm (until June 30th).
    • Jasper Place (between Green and Union Streets) is closed to traffic Monday to Friday from 5-11pm and weekends from 11am-11pm (through June 30th).
    • Via Bufano (outside of Bodega, between Greenwich Street and Columbus Avenue) is closed to traffic Friday to Wednesday from 12-11pm, and Thursdays from 4-11pm (through June 30th).
  • Outer Sunset:

    • 37th Avenue (between Ortega and Quintara Streets) is closed on Sundays from 6am-7pm (through June 27th).
    • 37th Avenue (between Ortega and Pacheco Streets) is closed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6am-9pm (through June 30th).
    • 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 June 27th).
  • Pacific Heights:

    • Washington Street (outside of Chouquet’s, between Fillmore and Steiner Streets) is closed to traffic daily from 9am-10pm (through June 30th).
  • Polk Gulch:

    • Fern Street (between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue) is closed to traffic Fridays from 5pm-midnight and weekends from 9am-10pm (through June 27th).
    • 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 June 30th).
  • Portola:

    • Thornton Street (from San Bruno Avenue to Easterly Terminus) is closed to traffic daily from 9am-2:30pm (through June 30th).
  • SoMa:

    • Jessie Street (between 5th and Jessie West Streets) and Jessie West Street (between Mission and Jessie Streets) are closed to traffic Monday to Thursday from 11-9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-10pm, and Sundays from 11am-8pm (through June 30th).
    • Natoma Street (from 2nd Street to Easterly Terminus) is closed Monday to Thursday from 9am-9pm, Fridays from 9am-10pm, and weekends from 11am-10pm (through June 30th).
    • 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-10pm (through June 30th).
    • Stevenson Street (between 6th and 7th Streets) is closed to traffic every Thursday from 4-9pm and Saturdays from 3-10pm (through June 26th).
  • Sunset/Parkside:

    • Taraval Street (between 46th and 47th Avenues) is closed to traffic every Sunday from 9am-7pm (through June 27th).
  • Tenderloin:

    • Larkin Street (between Eddy and O’Farrell Streets) is closed to traffic every Thursday to Sunday from 11am-8pm (through June 27th).
  • Union Square:

    • Ellis Street (between Stockton and Powell Streets) is closed to traffic every weekend from 11am-8pm (through June 27th).
  • Western Addition:

    • O’Farrell Street (between Fillmore and Steiner Streets) is closed to traffic on the first and third Sunday of every month from 10am-6pm (through June 20th).
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