Three San Diego Eateries Bring Back Live Events With Social Distancing In Mind

When will we get back to our pre-pandemic live events we all love so much? Who knows?! But a few San Diego restaurants have started experimenting with bringing entertainment back into the mix!

Aimed at giving diners a sense of normalcy while still allowing for social distancing, the following San Diego eateries have introduced additions like live music and silent movies, while implementing safety measures in compliance with CDC guidelines. We could all use a little entertainment right now, and we appreciate the hustle and creativity these businesses are showing!

Live Music at Homestead, Solana Beach

The neighborhood cafe and market is bringing back its popular live music events on Sundays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Homestead Solana Beach recently reopened with limited hours, new market offerings and a socially distanced “piazza” which is where the live entertainment featuring local musicians will take place. Their revamped concept features market staples, scratch-made sandwiches and salads and a curated selection of beers and wine. Homestead is currently open Thursday – Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Tuesday Night Jazz at Madison on Park, University Heights

Neighborhood lounge and eatery, Madison on Park, will be getting jazzed up again as they bring back “Tuesday Night Jazz Series” every Tuesday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm presented by highly sought trumpeter, Dr. John Reynolds. Now open for dine-in, guests can indulge in dinner featuring Madison’s approachable Mediterranean and Southern California inspired menu under the restaurant’s arched cedar-lined ceilings with limited indoor and outdoor seating. Be sure to book ahead to join in on the fun, as seating will be at limited capacity and by reservation only here.

Madison is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:00pm to 9:30pm and 9:30am to 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday for brunch.


Silent Movies at Rusticucina, Hillcrest

Farm-to-neighborhood eatery located on Park Boulevard, Rusticucina, recently opened for dine-in and will now be playing classic black and white silent movies every night at 8:00pm on the restaurant’s al fresco patio. Diners can sit down and enjoy Executive chef Marco Provino’s Sicilian crafted cuisine featuring pizzas, flatbreads and in-house pasta, while taking in flicks such as I Pappagalli by Alberto Sordi and The Vagabond by Charlie Chaplin. Along with desserts, cocktails, beer and wine, guests can bring their dogs on the outdoor patio to enjoy a special pet menu.

Rusticucina is open 12:00pm – 9:30pm Monday through Thursday, 12:00pm – 10:30pm Friday and Saturday, and Sunday 9:00am – 9:30pm, with brunch beginning at 9:00am, and dinner service starting at 3:00pm.

See you there!