East Bay bars and restaurants that require proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test results

As the highly transmissible delta variant spreads, bars and restaurants across the East Bay are enacting new rules for drinkers and diners to keep patrons and workers safe. A growing number of places require proof of vaccination at the door, while others will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from the past 72 hours. As of Aug. 3, all bars and restaurants will require patrons to remain masked while not actively eating or drinking.

If you are drinking or dining with an unvaccinated person, all is not lost: Many (but not all) places with streetside outdoor dining will allow proofless patrons to take a seat. In the guide below, you’ll see the latest information we have on restaurants with new restrictions, as well as a list of businesses with outdoor dining if you prefer to further mitigate your risks.

If you’re a bar or restaurant owner who’d like to add your business to this list, please submit this form.

If you’d like to submit a correction, please submit this form.

This guide was last updated on Aug. 16, 2021

Berkeley

Oakland

  • Agave Uptown

    2135 Franklin St., Oakland
    Phone:510-288-3668
    Outdoor dining

     

     

  • alaMar Kitchen & Bar

    100 Grand Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-907-7555
    Outdoor dining
  • Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack

    4006 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland
    Phone:(510) 823-2509 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Aunt Mary’s Café

    4640 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-601-9227 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • The Avenue

    4822 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-654-1423 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Bar Cesar

    4039 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-985-1200
    Outdoor dining
  • Bay Grape

    376 Grand Ave., Oakland
    Proof of vaccination required

    This friendly wine shop requires proof of vaccination to enter. Workers will check vaccine cards, and a QR code from the state’s vaccine record website is also accepted.

  • Bellanico Restaurant

    4238 Park Blvd., Oakland
    Phone:(510) 336-1180
    Outdoor dining
  • Belotti Ristorante e Bottega

    5403 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-788-7890
    Outdoor dining
  • Bird & Buffalo

    4659 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-338-3536
    Outdoor dining
  • Bowl’d BBQ

    4869 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-654-2000 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Brotzeit Lokal

    1000 Embarcadero, Oakland
    Phone:(510) 645-1905
    Outdoor dining
  • Buttercup Diner

    1000 Cotton St., Oakland
    Phone:510-535-1640 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Buttercup Diner

    229 Broadway, Oakland
    Phone:510-444-2976 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Café Colucci

    6427 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • Caffe Chiave (Oakland)

    4045 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-658-2744
    Outdoor dining
  • La Calaca Loca

    5199 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • Calavera

    2337 Broadway, Oakland
    Phone:510-338-3273 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • The Cat House

    3255 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-879-6512
    Proof of vaccination required

    This Oakland bar (its a 21 and over spot) requires all patrons to be fully vaccinated (that is, two weeks out from your final shot). As proof, you can present “your vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card, or a screenshot of the ca.gov QR code.” All patrons are also asked to remain masked when not actively eating or drinking.

  • Cato’s Ale House

    3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-655-3349 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Chop Bar

    190 Fourth St., Oakland
    Phone:510-834-2467 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Communitē Table

    4171 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
    Phone:510-482-2114 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Conam

    3936 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • Copper Spoon

    4031 Broadway, Oakland
    Phone:510-879-7061 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • A Cote

    5478 College Ave. , Oakland
    Phone:510-655-6469 Order online
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    A Cote is checking for vaccination proof or negative test results at the door, but patrons without either are welcome to dine in its outdoor space.

  • Crepevine (College Avenue)

    5600 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-658-2026
    Outdoor dining
  • Crogan’s

    6101 La Salle Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-339-2098 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • The Crown

    2523 Broadway, Oakland
    Phone:800-843-0482
    Outdoor dining

    The Crown, Royal Coffee’s Oakland tasting room, requires masks to be worn by all patrons while in the shop. All drinks should now be consumed outdoors, they say, offering a nearby parklet as an outdoor area to linger.

  • Daughter Thai Kitchen

    6118 Medau Pl., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • District

    827 Washington St., Oakland
    Phone:510-272-9110
    Outdoor dining
  • Doña

    3770 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-450-0522 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Drake’s Dealership

    2325 Broadway, Oakland
    Phone:510-568-2739 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Eli’s Mile High Club

    3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
    Phone:510-808-7565
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    Since May 2021, this Oakland dive has required proof of vaccination for all patrons. With an expansive outdoor patio, this spot is a good one for those who prefer to drink outdoors. Expect to provide your photo ID along with your physical vaccine card (or a photo it). An email from a health care provider that confirms that you’re fully vaccinated also works, as does a QR code from the state’s vaccination website.

  • Enoteca Molinari

    5474 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-428-4078 Order online
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    This house-made pasta shop asks that all indoor patrons have proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, but they won’t be checking cards at the door: instead, owner Joe Madison tells Nosh, diners will be on the honor system. Folks in mixed company are welcome to dine outdoors, he says.

  • Farmhouse Kitchen

    336 Water St., Oakland
    Phone:510-419-0541
    Outdoor dining

    Thai takeout and delivery via Caviar

  • The Fat Lady Bar and Restaurant

    201 Washington St., Oakland
    Phone:510-465-4996
    Outdoor dining
  • First Edition

    1915 Broadway , Oakland
    Phone:415-463-8039
    Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    This comic-themed cocktail bar requires patrons to provide vaccination proof or a negative COVID-19 test, both for indoor patrons as well as those drinking on its outdoor patio.

  • Friends and Family

    468 25th St., Oakland
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    This Oakland bar says all patrons must provide proof of vaccination to sit indoors. but its outdoor seating area is open to all. When not actively eating or drinking, every patron must remain masked.

     

  • La Frontera Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria

    4481 International Blvd., Oakland
    Phone:510-996-4395 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Gogi Time

    2600 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510- 834-5757 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • The Golden Bull

    412 14th St., Oakland
    Proof of vaccination required

    This Oakland live music venue and bar requires proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID for all patrons.

  • Golden Squirrel

    5940 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-735-9220 Order online
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    To sit at the Golden Squirrel’s bar, patrons must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the last 72 hours.

  • The Good Hop

    2421 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    Owner Melissa Myers tells Nosh “We’re accepting proof of vaccination OR a negative Covid test from the past 72 hours” for all patrons who want to drink indoors. All patrons must also remain masked when not eating or drinking.

  • Grand Lake Kitchen

    576 Grand Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-922-9582 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Grand Lake Kitchen Dimond

    2042 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
    Phone:510-866-2639 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Hawking Bird

    4901 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • Hofkuche

    478 25th St., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • Hopscotch

    1915 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-788-6217 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Italian Colors Restaurant

    2220 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
    Phone:510-482-8094
    Outdoor dining
  • Kakui Sushi

    2060 B Mountain Blvd., Oakland
    Phone:510-338-1188
    Outdoor dining
  • The Kingfish Pub

    5227 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-655-7373
    Outdoor dining
  • The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin

    288 Ninth Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-267-6782
    Outdoor dining
  • Kitchen Story

    5422 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-922-9443 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • The Kon-Tiki

    347 14th St., Oakland
    Phone:510-823-2332
    Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    Indoor guests at this cocktail bar and restaurant must present proof of vaccination (an official card or QR code from the state website) or a negative (within 72 hours) COVID-19 test.

  • L’acajou Bakery & Cafe

    5020 Woodminster Ln., Oakland
    Phone:510-842-9308 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

    1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland
    Phone:510-208-5253 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Line 51 Brewing Company

    303 Castro St., Oakland
    Phone:510-985-4191 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Low Bar

    2300 Webster Street,, Oakland
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    The Oakland small plates and cocktail spot requires proof of vaccination or a recent (less than 72 hours) negative COVID test for all patrons

  • Luka’s Oakland

    2221 Broadway, Oakland
    Phone:510-451-4677
    Proof of vaccination required

    Luka’s requires photo ID and proof of vaccination for entry.

  • Mad Oak

    135 12th St., Oakland
    Phone:510-843-7416
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    Mad Oak is checking for vaccination cards at the door, and reminds everyone that indoor patrons must remain masked when not actively eating or drinking.

  • Marufuku Ramen

    4828 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • Millennium Restaurant

    5912 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-735-9459 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Miss Ollie’s

    901 Washington St., Oakland
    Phone:510-285-6188
    Outdoor dining
  • Momo Ramen

    6200 Claremont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-879-7813
    Outdoor dining
  • Montclair Egg Shop

    6126 Medau Pl., Oakland
    Phone:510-339-9554
    Outdoor dining
  • Namastey Patio

    5500 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-207-4510
    Outdoor dining
  • Nido’s Backyard

    104 Oak St., Oakland
    Phone:510-500-9757
    Outdoor dining
  • North Light

    4915 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    North Light’s outdoor area is open to all, but to enter you’ll need proof of vaccination or a negative test.

  • Oeste Bar & Cafe

    722-730 Clay St., Oakland
    Phone:510-817-4157
    Outdoor dining
  • Oliveto

    5655 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-547-5356 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Original Pattern Brewing Company

    292 Fourth St., Oakland
    Phone:510-844-4833
    Outdoor dining
  • Palmetto

    1900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-817-4002 Order online
    Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    All patrons of this swanky Oakland steakhouse must provide either a recent (within 72 hours) negative COVID test or proof of vaccination. That proof can come in the corm of a vaccination card or QR code from the state’s vaccination website.

  • Perle Wine Bar

    2058 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
    Phone:510-808-7767 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Petit Cafe

    411 30th St., Oakland
    Phone:510-208-9418 Order online
    Proof of vaccination required

    This Oakland breakfast and lunch spot requires proof of vaccination for all indoor patrons.

  • Pomella

    3770 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-250-9215 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Popoca

    Classic Cars West, 411 26th St., Oakland
    Phone:510-457-1724 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • The Port Bar

    2023 Broadway, Oakland
    Proof of vaccination required

    Patrons at this wildly popular Oakland LGBTQIA+ bar must show ID and proof of vaccination at the door. Masking when not eating or drinking is also required.

  • Portal

    1611 Second St., Oakland
    Phone:510-663-7678 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Prima Materia

    482 B 49th St., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • The Punchdown

    1737 Broadway, Oakland
    Proof of vaccination required

    To enter the Punchdown, you must prove full vaccination, even if you’re only picking up to go. Unvaccinated patrons can order online and pick up at the door.

  • Ramen Shop

    5812 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-640-5034 Order online
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    This popular Oakland ramen spot requires proof of vaccination for all indoor patrons.

  • Red Sea

    5200 Claremont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-655-3757
    Outdoor dining
  • Rockridge Cafe

    5492 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-653-1567 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Rockridge Improvement Club

    5515 College Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-708-5181
    Proof of vaccination required

    This multi-level bar/game destination (expect skee ball, darts, board games and shuffleboard) requires proof of vaccination to enter.

  • Room 389

    389 Grand Avenue, Oakland
    Phone:510- 936-6389
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    This hybrid cafe/bar requires proof of vaccination to enter, but its patio is open to all.

  • Roses’ Taproom

    4930 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-858-3969 Order online
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    If you want to enter Roese’,better bring proof of vaccination or a resent negative test. Without either of those documents, you can still have a beer outside.

  • Seawolf Public House

    350 Fourth St., Oakland
    Phone:510-545-2466
    Outdoor dining
  • Shiba Ramen

    5959 Shellmound St., Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • Sister

    3308 Grand Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-763-2668 Order online
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    All guests at Sister must provide proof of vaccination.

  • Sliver

    5132 Broadway Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-356-4044 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Snail Bar

    4935 Shattuck Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-879-7678
    Proof of vaccination required

    Oakland natural wine bar requires all patrons to remain masked when not actively eating or drinking. It also requires vaccinations for all, which can be proved with a vaccination card (or photo) or via the state website’s QR code systen.

  • Stay Gold Delicatessen

    2635 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-350-8729
    Outdoor dining
  • Tay Ho

    344 12th Street, Oakland
    Phone:510-836-6388
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    Vietnamese American comfort food spot Tay Ho requires vaccination proof to dine indoors, but “We got tables outside for No Vax folks,” they say.

  • Temescal Brewing

    4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
    Outdoor dining
  • The Trappist

    460 Eighth St., Oakland
    Phone:510-238-8900 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Vegan Mob

    500 Lake Park Ave., Oakland
    Phone:415-513-5120
    Outdoor dining
  • The Well

    5443 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-808-7315 Order online
    Outdoor dining

    Gluten-free, organic eats and herbal teas for takeout and delivery via third party delivery

  • The Wolf

    3853 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
    Phone:510-879-7953 Order online
    Outdoor dining
  • Yellow Door

    6466 Moraga Ave., Oakland
    Outdoor dining

Beyond