These 11 San Francisco businesses repeatedly broke public health order
The San Francisco Department of Public Health released a list Thursday of 11 bars, cafes and coffee shops that have repeatedly violated the city’s health order designed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Bars dominate the list. The city allows bars to operate outdoors if they offer food sales alongside the alcohol, so they must have a food partner if they don’t have their own kitchen to prepare dishes.
Serving alcohol without meals, irresponsible crowding, insufficient face covering, allowing customer self-service and no regards to proper social distancing are among the “ongoing, repeat” violations health inspectors have cited.
ABC 7 was the first media outlet to report on the businesses out of compliance, and shared video footage of people not wearing masks or social distancing at El Trebol Sports Bar and Mr. Bings last week.
Here’s the complete list provided by the city. Department of Public Health spokesperson Jenna Lane said all locations are reopened as of Nov. 12.
1) The Knockout
3223 Mission St.
2) El Trebol Sports Bar
3149 22nd St.
2761 21st St.
4) The Valencia Room
647 Valencia St.
5) The Midway
900 Marin St.
6) The EndUp
401 Sixth St.
3349 20th St.
8) Delirium Cocktails
3139 16th St.
9) Trad’r Sam
6150 Geary Blvd.
10) Mr. Bing’s
201 Columbus Ave.
11) Amsterdam Cafe
930 Geary Blvd.
The Department of Public Health said in a statement that when it receives a food facility complaint, the Food Safety Program conducts an investigation that includes observing and verifying information, inspection of the premises, education to address any lack of understanding of the health order requirements, and verifying that the violation is corrected.
“At the beginning of the pandemic, the majority of the public complaints were regarding improper or lack of proper facial covering,” the department said in its statement. ”Currently, as education and enforcement continues to bring violators into compliance, the majority of the public complaints are regarding improper social distancing and facilities serving alcohol without a bona fide meal.”
Ben Bleiman, president of the California Music & Culture Association (CMCA), which acts as a lobbying group for San Francisco’s bar and nightlife industry, told Eater SF he supports the Public Health Department’s effort to identify businesses that are not following the rules.
“We encourage the city to find all the offenders and either bring them into compliance or close them down,” he said.