All patrons of these East Bay bars and restaurants must provide proof of vaccination to drink or dine indoors. This proof is typically a filled-out vaccination card or a QR code from California’s digital COVID-19 vaccine record website.

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Last updated: Aug. 16, 2021

  • 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.

  • Benchmark Pizzeria

    1568 Oak View, Kensington
    Phone:(510) 647-9724 Order online
    Outdoor dining Proof of vaccination required

    When you sit down indoors at this Cal-Italian pizzeria, you’ll be asked to show proof of vaccination. Its outdoor seating area, however, is open to all.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Freight & Salvage

    2020 Addison St., Berkeley
    Phone:510-644-2020
    Proof of vaccination required

    This Berkeley live music destination requires proof of vaccination for entry. In addition, all patrons must remain masked.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • The Hotsy Totsy Club

    601 San Pablo Avenue, Albany CA 94706, Beyond
    Phone:510-526-5986
    Proof of vaccination required

    Albany’s oldest bar requires proof of vaccination at the door.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prizefighter

    6702 Hollis Street, Emeryville
    Proof of vaccination required
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tupper & Reed

    Proof of vaccination required Screening for negative COVID tests

    This newly-reopened bar asks guests to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the last 72 hours.