*UPDATE* On Monday, March 16, Mayor London Breed announced a "shelter in place" order requiring San Francisco Country residents remain at home and that all non-essential events of all sizes be canceled. The mandate will also apply to Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. For more details on this, please check out our post here.
The City of San Francisco has put the kibosh on events of 100 people or more; the CDC recommends that events be capped at 50, with solid social distancing measures in place. Much of the Bay Area has already shut in—and all this means tough timing to be opening new businesses and hosting classes.
Yet, many local businesses have no choice but to keep going forward and opening their doors; there are livelihoods at stake. If you're thinking about getting out this week, there are a few options. Try small-scale events like sewing class, beach yoga, and online dance class.
Be well out there.
Fun Things on Monday, March 16th
Vegan eats coming to Lazy Bear
Tickets on sale today
Lazy Bear, 3416 19th St. (Mission), lazybearsf.com
Lazy Bear is switching things up for the month of April, offering a new all-vegan menu, highlighting exceptional California produce, in partnership with Zero Foodprint. The focus is on going carbon neutral. Make reservations today for vegan dinners April 8-18. // Tickets will be released to Lazy Bear's email subscriber list today, sign up for Lazy Bear's email list at lazybearsf.com.
Late Night Eats
10pm to 1am nightly
Horsefeather, 528 Divisadero St. (NoPa), horsefeatherbar.com
When post-10pm hunger strikes, head over to Horsefeather for The Late Late menu. Order up a double cheeseburger with a beer ($20), a rotating monthly dish such as this month's wist on an empanada ($9), a beer and a shot ($9), and featured cocktails like a mezcal negroni ($9).
Classes begin today
The Row House, 1374 4th St. (Mission Bay), therowhouse.com
Start your week with a sweat sesh at Mission Bay's brand new Row House, which opens today and promises they're taking extra precautions to keep their gym clean. The new workout space offers six different types of full body cardio classes with rowing intervals. Expect to leave nice and sore! // Purchase a membership and see the schedule on therowhouse.com.
A Star Is Born
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2550 Mission St. (Mission), drafthouse.com
A movie theater doesn't seem like the worst place you could be right now, especially Alamo Drafthouse, where all taken seats will now have an empty buffer seat on both sides. Chances are you've seen Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the remake of A Star Is Born pretty; throw it back with a special showing of George Cukor's 1954 version, staring Judy Garland. Go ahead and sing along, it's good for the spirit. // Tickets ($13) can be purchased on drafthouse.com
Fun Things on Tuesday, March 17th
Ittoryu Gozu returns
Reservations available now for dinners beginning April 16
Ittoryu Gozu, 201 Spear St. (SoMa), gozusf.com
If you were pumped about the fire-cooked, whole-animal, whole-ingredient cooking approach at Ittoryu Gozu but didn't get a chance to check them out before they had a small fire that closed the closed the restaurant shortly after it opened, your time is near. Ittoryu Gozu has opened reservations for dinner slots starting Thursday, April 16th. // Book on Tock.
St. Patty's Day Cocktails
The Rambler, inside Hotel Zeppelin, 545 Post St. (TenderNob), viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
The parades and larger scale celebrations have all been canceled, but you can still imbibe in more intimate fashion at The Rambler, which is serving five specialty drinks today only. Take your special lad or lass and enjoy a Lucky Lady (Irish whiskey, orange liqueur, lemon, and egg white); a Guinness and a shot of Jameson; or a Dublin iced coffee. Don't forget an order of corned beef and cabbage—and wear green. // Make reservations on ramblersf.com
Online Bachata Dance Classes
Going a little stir crazy? Bryon Stroud and Sammantha Arias, the directors of Inessence Dance Co., have a fix for you. Their in-person, all level Bachata dance classes will also be available online on Tuesdays for the next few months. So after practicing from the safety of your own living room, you'll be ready to show off your moves when you finally do venture out again. // Classes launch online at 9pm and will be available for 24 hours; tickets ($11) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Fun Things on Wednesday, March 18th
Take your vacation-lust to this new vibrant bar.
5pm to midnight Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm to 2am Friday and Saturday, 3pm to 10pm Sunday
Sobre Mesa, 1618 Franklin St. (Oakland), sobremesaoak.com
Just opened (and still open) Oakland kitchen and bar Sobre Mesa may cure your isolation woes with tropical decor, lush ferns, and a menu of Caribbean-inspired bites and beverages—think housemade salchichon, truffle patatas, white cheddar empanadas, and salt cod fritters.
Fun Things on Thursday, March 19th
A New Wine Bar
4pm to 10:30pm Tues-Thurs, 4pm to midnight Fri-Sat, 3pm to 9pm Sunday
Ebb & Flow, 294 Ivy St. (Hayes Valley), ebbandflowsf.com
For now, its somewhat hidden address means you can drink without the crowd at Ebb & Flow, a new wine bar that specializes in wines from small producers and family-owned vineyards. Clean minimalist decor and floor-to-ceiling windows make it a lovely spot for a glass.
First Day of Spring
11am to 7pm
Gorjana, 2056 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), gorjana.com
Usher in a new season and treat yourself to a new piece of jewelry, snacks and drinks, and a DIY floral arrangement courtesy of a bloom bar by The Bouqs Company. // Free to attend, details on Facebook.
Outstanding in the Field
Tickets go on sale at 9am
Sure, we're all laying low right now, which makes it the perfect time to plan ahead for summer. Tickets go on sale today for Outstanding in the Field's epic summertime outdoor, farm-to-table dinner parties on farms, beaches, vineyards, gardens, and ranches. Look out for 24 fresh events in California. // Tickets are available at outstandinginthefield.com.
Spring Wine Dinner Series
5pm to 10pm, Thursdays until April 23
Presidio Social Club, 563 Ruger St. (Presidio), presidiosocialclub.com
Presidio Social Club remains open, albeit with shorter hours and a ramped-up takeaway menu. If all goes according to plan, the restaurant will be offering a three-course spring menu highlighting fresh seasonal produce with wine pairings for each course. The winemaker will be on hand to walk you through each glass of vino. // Dinner ($75) can be booked online.
Fun Things on Friday, March 20th
Spring Equinox Yoga on the Beach
5pm to 8:30pm
Baker Beach (Presidio), outdooryogasf.com
Let's all take a deep breath and get centered—there couldn't be a better time for sunset yoga at Baker Beach. After practice led by Julianne Aiello with accompanying beats by DJ Gabriel Francisco, let loose and blow off some steam with a dance party. // TIckets ($34) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Fun Things on Saturday, March 21st
Peruvian Cuisine Pop-up
Bistro Maxine, 548 Ramona St. (Palo Alto), bistromaxine.com
Get your Peruvian food fix at the upscale pop-up, Jora, featuring a five-course tasting menu of breads, ceviche, braised octopus, Peruvian bisque, and alfajores. // Tickets ($90) via Tock.
Fun Things on Sunday, March 22nd
DIY Denim Tote Bag
Noon to 5pm
Sip N Sew, 1167 Sutter St. (Tenderloin), sipsnsews.com
SF City College professor and drag queen Paul Gallo is hosting a make-your-own tote bag class (hello, it's good for the environment). BYO old pair of jeans and come ready to craft. // Tickets ($60) are on sipsnsews.com.
Title Nine Grand Opening Weekend
10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday
Title Nine, 1805 4th St. (Berkeley), titlenine.com
The activewear brand Title Nine is celebrating the opening its new Berkeley store with drinks, bites, and chances to win Title Nine gift cards and prizes from other wellness and exercise brands. // Free to attend, details on Facebook.