Governor Inslee recently announced new “Open Air” rules for indoor dining for state restaurants. These new changes also more clearly define requirements regarding outdoor, covered dining.
The new requirements are broken down into a few different categories seen below:
Open Air Concept 1: In this concept, seating areas must have at least one permeable wall* and two or more adjacent nonpermeable walls. Occupancy is limited to 15 percent capacity of the seating area as set by fire code.
Open Air Concept 2: Structures must have two non-adjacent permeable, unblocked walls that allow cross ventilation. These restaurants must have CO2 monitoring in areas not within the direct path of air.
In these two concepts, table size must be limited to six people and spaced six feet apart. Windows and doors must also be open 10 minutes prior to seating customers and remain open 10 minutes after they leave.
Open Air Concept 3: In this concept, seating occurs in unobstructed outdoor air. This includes seating on sidewalks, covered patios, courtyards or similar areas. Outdoor seating must have an overhead cover, one wall and no other impermeable barriers exceeding four feet in height within 10 feet of the seating area.
Open Air Concept 4: This concept includes enclosed structures – like pods or igloos — for small groups. These enclosed structures must provide protection from the weather and be limited to six occupants.
*permeable walls include the following; open bay doors, multiple open windows, screened openings, open tent panels, ventilation holes in side panels & uncovered lattice.
To learn more about the new rules & requirements for open air indoor dining and outdoor dining click here.
Who’s open for “Open Air” Indoor Dining in Downtown Tacoma.
We are excited that the following Downtown Tacoma businesses have re-opened their indoor spaces at 25% capacity following the new “Open Air” recommendations from the State of Washington. Please be aware that masks are still required and there can be no more than 6 guests per table. We also recommend dressing warm, doors and windows will be open to maximize air flow.
Incline Cider House
Incline Cider House is glad to welcome you back. They are open Tuesday-Friday 2 pm-7 pm and Saturday 12 pm-7 pm at 25% capacity indoors. They also have outdoor seating available. Please advise that masks are required and no more than 6 guests per table. 2115 S C Street Tacoma, WA.
7 Seas Brewing
7 Seas Brewing is open with all its doors and windows open. So bring your coat, bundle up and enjoy your favorite beer in their historic brewery. Hungry?? 3uilt is also open in this new capacity. Please advise masks are required and no more than 6 guests per table. 7 Seas is open 2-9 pm daily. 2101 Jefferson Ave Tacoma, WA.
Zeeks Pizza is open at 25% capacity. Come enjoy a slice of your favorite pie. Make sure to dress warmly. They also have outdoor seating. Please advise masks are required and no more than 6 guests per table. Zeeks is open daily from 11am-9pm. 1702 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA.
Anthem Coffee is open at 25% capacity. Go and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a bite with a friend. They also have outdoor seating available. Make sure to dress warmly. Please advise that masks are required and no more than 6 guests per table. Anthem is open 7am-4pm Monday-Friday. 8am-4pm Saturday-Sunday. 1911 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA
Outdoor Dining options in Downtown Tacoma
Here is a list of other outdoor dining options in Downtown Tacoma. Make sure to mask up when you come downtown.