COVID-19 Safety

PIER 39 has reopened for business and we are excited to invite you back!


Ready to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors? As it is safer to be outside, we hope you plan a visit to PIER 39 soon to enjoy all of the outdoor fun The PIER has to offer… fresh air, amazing views, unique shopping and, of course, our sea lions!

PIER 39’s restaurants are open for both indoor and outdoor dining following all State/County/City protocols.  Please check the individual eateries’ web pages for the latest information.

PIER 39’s retail shops are open. You’ll find everything for the left-handed, special gifts for your pets, a magic shop and two levels full of open-air shopping for you to discover.

Our Boat Operators are open.  Book a trip on the Bay and sail under the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront.


The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. Due to COVID-19, PIER 39 has made significant changes in our operations to make you feel safe and comfortable during your visit. We would like to share these important changes with you:

A new designated entrance and exit in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza has been added to monitor traffic flow. We have also decreased our maximum occupancy level to ensure that our guests can safely social distance while at PIER 39.

Although PIER 39 has always had high cleaning standards, we have initiated new cleaning and sanitization protocols on the major touchpoints throughout the property. Prior to reopening, our staff has gone through rigorous training on how to uphold these new and increased health and safety protocols.

Additionally, we have created a new Health and Safety Protocol Program that visitors must comply with during their visit to PIER 39.

    • If you have a cough or fever, please stay at home
    • Guests are required to wear face coverings (3 years and older)
    • Practice Social Distancing by keeping 6 feet between your travel party and others
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizers. Please note, 20 hand sanitization stations have been added throughout The PIER.

Our Hours of Operation are:

Full Service Restaurants:  11am – 9pm *

Retail Stores:  11am – 8pm

Fast Food Eateries:  11am – 8pm

Retail & Food Carts:  11am – 7pm (weather permitting)

Attractions:  11am – 8pm (excluding Blue & Gold Fleet and Aquarium by the Bay)

* Some restaurants may open earlier for Breakfast and close later for Dinner service.  Please check with the individual restaurants for operating hours.  Hours subject to change without notice and may vary by location.  Hours valid until September 6, 2021.

Touchless transactions are encouraged throughout all of PIER 39.

A new way to visit the sea lions at K-Dock has been put into place. Guests will now use a marked entry and exit and must practice proper social distancing at all times.


The PIER 39 Parking Garage is offering special discounted parking rates for guests who make reservations on the PIER 39 website. Click here to make your reservation.

Visitors who dine at participating full-service restaurants will now receive two hours of FREE validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage.  Participating restaurants include:  Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Crab House, Fog Harbor Fish House, Hard Rock Cafe, Luau Lounge Tiki Bar, Mango’s Taqueria & Cantina, Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, Players Sports Grill & Arcade, Swiss Louis Italian & Seafood Restaurant and Wipeout Bar & Grill.  Please make your server aware before receiving bill.

Please be aware that due to the current Health Order issued by the State of California and/or the City and County of San Francisco, not all of our businesses will be open at this time.

Welcome back to PIER 39 and the San Francisco Waterfront, we hope to see you soon!

COVID-19 Warning
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our other guests and employees. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting PIER 39.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By visiting, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy.