The Providence community has always prided itself on shopping small, and now — more than ever — is the time to do so. Hundreds of local restaurants, bars and venues have been critically affected by the measures we’ve been instructed to take due to COVID-19. Although the decision to close/suspend typical functions has been a hard one for many, it is the responsible decision to make, and I commend those who are following suit. Businesses everywhere are doing what they can to make ends meet, so let’s show our support how we can for those who still have the opportunity to serve their community responsibly.
While showing your support, always remember never to go out if you are feeling ill, wash your hands and practice social distancing.
Narragansett Beer (narragansettbeer.com)
Narragansett Beer has started the #BUYNEIGHBOR challenge. The rules are as follows:
- Buy a gift card from your favorite small business.
- Tag a friend, gift it to them, and nominate them to buy a gift card to their favorite small business for another friend.
- Use #BUYNEIGHBOR to be entered to win ‘Gansett Gear.
- Continue indefinitely.
The Guild (461 Main St. Pawtucket; Open for pick-up: 12-5pm)
The Guild lends a hand to flattening the curve by closing their taproom and offering cans and growlers to go. Service industry friends can get employee pricing by showing a paystub.
Long Live Beerworks (40R Sprague St, PVD; Open for pick-up: 3 – 8pm)
Long Live Beerworks is accepting online orders at long-live-beerworks.square.site Cans are available to go. Hopeless Romantic IPA and The Promise IPA are both currently available on the site.
Black Duck Tavern/Comedy Connection
Black Duck Tavern and The Comedy Connection are urging their loyal guests to purchase gift cards for future use in order to help support their dedicated staff through these hard times. Fifty percent of all gift card sales will go directly to staff to support them and their families. Gift cards can be purchased for yourself, or sent to a friend here: giftfly.com/shop/comedy-connection
The Malted Barley (334 Westminster St, PVD; Open for pick-up: 11-8pm)
While you’re out grabbing cans, make sure you won’t be drinking on an empty stomach. Carry-out orders at Malted Barley can be made by calling 401-490-0300 and are also available through Grubhub & Door Dash.
Ragged Island (200 High Point Ave. Unit B6, Portsmouth; Open for pick-up: 12-7pm)
Clear your mind from the madness and take a scenic drive through the East Bay to Ragged Island to pick up cans or fill growlers while supplies last.
Buttonwoods Craft Brewing (530 Wellington #22, Cranston; Open for pick-up: 1-6pm)
Buttonwoods Craft Brewing will be having a loading dock sale every day for cans 1-6p and accepting credit cards only. A website will be up in the next day or two for placing orders.
Revival Brewing (505 Atwood Ave, Cranston; Open for pick-up: 12-8pm)
“Revival’s Roadside Rations” will be available for curbside pick-up, and Revival is offering 15% off with purchase of a 4-pack of beer while supplies last. Call 401-944-0451 to place your order.
Foolproof Brewing (241 Grotto Ave. #1, Pawtucket; Open for pick-up: 12-4pm)
Foolproof urges guests to shop small for beer and otherwise wherever possible. They will be open for can sales only.
Beer on Earth (425 W. Fountain St. #104, PVD; Open for pick-up: Thu-Fri 3-8pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm)
Beer on Earth has set up a website for the ordering of 4-pack cans to go. Check out what is available here: beeronearth.com