There might never be a summer quite like 2020 ever again — but it doesn’t mean you can’t at least enjoy a summery drink every now and then. As California makes adjustments to its reopening plan, San Francisco (and all of Northern California) and its restaurants and bars have risen to the occasion, offering new delivery and takeout menus complete with all of the hits — and great cocktails to boot. Whether it’s a margarita you crave, a lighter shrub, or a good old fashioned rum punch, NorCal’s best eateries are ready for you.
Here’s where to find this summer’s best cocktails throughout all of Northern California. And because many diners are looking for ways to better support their communities right now, each pick is a local, Black-owned business — a great way to spend your money more mindfully and indulge in bright, summery flavors from around the world, right here at home.
Be sure to double check these bars and restaurants’ status before you go or order, as they continue to adapt to changing phases and regulations amid reopening. A number of Northern California restaurants and bars now offer patio service or dine-in service; studies indicate that there’s a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit covid19.ca.gov.Read More