Parklets and Patios Open For San Mateo Dining

Just in time for temperate summer weather, outdoor dining areas are now set up for alfresco eating in downtown San Mateo, where B Street between Second and Third avenues is closed to vehicular traffic and parklets have been installed on many intersecting streets. But…bring your mask and plan to practice safe distancing.

In addition to new outdoor space popping up to enjoy around town, parklets have finally arrived serving a solid purpose. While parklets are currently concentrated downtown, San Mateo Public Works has offered to work with restaurateurs anywhere in the city to install a customized parklet in front of their restaurant to help restaurants with limited space.

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San Mateo isn’t alone in problem solving space to allow diners outdoors open-air options and restaurants some much needed solutions. San Carlos and other Peninsula cities are launching programs intended to assist local business and offer the public some additional options outdoors.

“Diners gather for an outdoor meal at The Cask Wine Bar, one of many restaurants participating in the Laurel Street closure program. The pilot program intended to assist business operations on Laurel Street and San Carlos Avenue has been met with a mix of praise and criticisms City of San Carlos officials are working to remedy.”

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At Bay Meadows, ROAM Artisan Burgers has added additional seating in Town Square, plus Fieldwork Brewing Beer Garden has re-opened, providing an open-air space to enjoy craft brews and bites, including deliveries from ROAM.

Do you have favorite al fresco spots? Share them with us this summer. Tag us with your photos and tips on Instagram @baymeadowslife so we can share with neighbors.

Enjoy your new dining options around town and cheers to staying safe and well!

Featuring best-in-class retailers such as Tin Pot Creamery, Blue Bottle Coffee and ROAM Artisan Burgers, Bay Meadows’ Town Square is the ideal gathering place with more ground-floor retail, outdoor dining and pop-ups to come. Home to a stunning sculpture from internationally-renowned artist Jeppe Hein, the Town Square is the dynamic core of our Midurban village. The Town Square is the perfect place to relax outside for a beer or wine at Fieldwork Brewing Company’s Beer Garden after a day of shopping and entertainment at Hillsdale Center. Take a turn on the porch swings or challenge a friend to table-tennis in the outdoor ping-pong court. Join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of the latest.