A select number of bars and restaurants are now requiring customers to either vax up or mask up.
Currently, Boston doesn’t have any state or city mandates requiring proof of vaccination indoors. However, as cases rise due to the Delta variant, some local restaurant owners are taking matters into their own hands.
Restrictions are up to the owners’ discretion, so they will vary from place to place. If you plan on dining out soon, make sure you read up on the specific requirements before you head out to enjoy a lovely meal!
- Backbar – BackBar requires proof of vaccination to dine in without a mask. If you’re not vaccinated, you’ll be asked to wear a mask during your visit.
- The City Winery – At this classic wine bar, guests must show either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. There are also rapid tests available at the door. Everyone is welcome on their outdoor patios, regardless of tests and vaccine statuses.
- The Quiet Few – Guests at this East Boston bar are required to provide proof of vaccination for indoor seating. If you are unvaccinated or forgot your card, you’re welcome to dine on their patio.
- PAGU – This Japanese tapas joint has been requiring vaccines for indoor dining since June. Customers who are unvaccinated are welcome to dine on their patio.
- The Middle East – This restaurant/nightclub will require customers dining in or attending their live shows to provide proof of vaccination.
- Rebel Rebel – This Somerville wine bar now requires proof of vaccination (just a photo of your card will work here!). Additionally, guests are asked to wear masks while ordering indoors.
- Nightshade Noodle Bar – This upscale Vietnamese restaurant now requires vaccination cards to serve customers indoors.
- Grendel’s Den – This mainstay of Harvard Square now requires proof of vaccination to sit indoors, but they do accept a photo of a vaccination card or an email stating a past vaccine appointment date.
- Club Passim – Club Passim, a combination music venue/restaurant/workshop space, now requires proof of vaccination from all artists and audience members. Attendees must show proof each time they enter the Harvard Square club. However, if you’re unable to show proof at the door, the venue can refund your ticket.
- Gray’s Hall – This South Boston restaurant and wine bar now requires proof of vaccination for indoor dining (either a card or photo of a card will do). Those without vaccine proof are welcome to dine on their outdoor patio.
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