Your Offseason Guide
What’s open Winter 2020 in Provincetown?
One of the difficulties of the “quiet season” is knowing which restaurants are open, where you can get a great cup of coffee in the morning, and how you can watch the game. At ptownie, we’ve taken the guesswork out of all that by polling local businesses and collecting their responses. In true Provincetown fashion, every establishment marches to the beat of its own drum!
ptownie tip: be smart, and always call ahead to make sure!
The businesses that stay open year-round are true heroes to us who live here full time. We encourage you to support these businesses in the off-season (and in-season, too!) We owe them huge gratitude for being there on those dark February nights.
They never (or almost never) close.
- Angel Foods
- East End Market
- Fanizzi’s Restaurant by the Sea
- Far Land Provisions
- George’s Pizza
- Kohi Coffee
- Liz’s Cafe
- Mac’s Fish House
- Montano’s (honorable Truro mention)
- Napi’s (lunch service added in the off-season)
- Pilgrim House/Landing Bistro
- Ross’s Grill (weekends only in the off-off season)
- The Mews
- Tin Pan Alley
Open A Lot
(but not always)
Restaurants & Food
- Bayside Betsy’s (closes in March)
- Café Heaven (closes January 15)
- Crown and Anchor Restaurant (closed for most of January and February)
- Jimmy’s Hideaway (closed for parts of December, January, and February)
- joe coffee (closed from Dec 15-April)
- Provincetown House of Pizza (closed from March to May)
- Purple Feather Café & Treatery
- Strangers & Saints (closed most of January, February, and part of April)
- The Squealing Pig (closed for January)
Services, Lodging, Shopping, & Services
- AIDS support group (open weekdays), ASGCC (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
- Creating Well Being
- Herring Cove Animal Hospital (weekdays only)
- Martha Clarke Astrology
- Mussel Beach
- Outer Cape Health Services
- Provincetown Commons
- Provincetown Gym
- Provincetown Library
- Seaman’s Bank
Open a lot (but not always)
- Aerie House
- Anchor Inn Beach House
- Benchmark Inn
- Revere Guesthouse
- The Gifford House
- Secret Garden Inn
- The Waterford Inn
Open a lot (but not always)
- A Stowaway (closed for January)
- Admiral’s Landing (closed for March)
- AWOL Hotel (closes in November until spring)
- Brass Key Guest House (closes from November to mid-April)
- Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa (closed for January)
- Crown & Anchor
- Crowne Pointe (closed mid-December through mid-February)
- Eben House (closes in January)
- Foxberry Inn (closed from early January to mid-April)
- Queen Vic (closes January 1)
- Salt House Inn (open only until November)
- Snug Cottage (closed from mid-January to mid-April)
- West End Inn (closes in November)
- White Wind Inn (closes in January)
- Cape Tip Sportswear
- Christina’s Jewelry
- Coastline Tattoo
- Fudge Factory
- Glass Half Full
- Mooncusser Tattoo
- Perry’s Wine & Spirits
- Stop & Shop
- Yardarm Liquors
Open a lot (but mostly weekends)
- Arcadia (closed on major holidays)
- C.C.’s Cape Cod Jewelry
- Cape Art Tiles (closed January-April)
- Coffey Men
- Exuma Fine Jewelry
- Field Guide (closed January-April)
- Full Kit Gear
- Joy Project (closed January-April)
- Pennies Fine Wines & Liquors
- Puzzle Me This
- Respoke (closes in January)
- Sidekicks (closed January)
- The Captain’s Daughters (closed February)
- Utilities Home Storage
- WomenCrafts (closed most of January)
Open a lot (but not always)
In addition to the other establishments, Provincetown has two thrift shops, both of which we think are awesome: the United Methodist Church on Shank Painter Road (ptownie tip: call it simply “the Methodist” like we do) is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, and sales benefit a wide range of local nonprofit groups. Ruthie’s Boutique, on the corner of Center and Bradford streets is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
ptownie Tips and Off Season Specials
ptownie tips (food & bar specials)
- Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, The Canteen serves its winter lodge menu Friday through Sunday nights, featur- ing classic European winter dishes (pretzels, schnitzel, potato pancakes, grilled sausage, and Swedish meatballs). The bar features hot drinks and cocktails (mulled wine, cider, spiked hot chocolate, winter cocktails, ales, and ciders).
- From mid-September through Holly Folly, Strangers & Saints hosts townie brunch on Mondays, and Sunday night pasta nights.
- The Crown and Anchor hosts Sunday brunch and features a piano bar on weekends.
- The Crown and Anchor offers two-for-one entrées on Thursday nights starting in late October.
- The Pilgrim House Landing Bistro hosts a drag brunch on Sundays.
- The Provincetown Brewing Co. has events nights (movies, Patriots games, entertainment, comedy) during the off-season (check the website for details).
- The Mews continues its famous Coffee House at the Mews on Monday nights.
ptownie tips (other)
- There’s a pick-up volleyball game on Wednesdays and Sundays at the Truro Recreation Center.
- You can play pickleball two nights a week at the Provincetown Gym (check town Rec Department for details).
- And there’s winter dodgeball at the Provincetown Recreation Center Gym (check town Rec Department for details).
- The Squealing Pig hosts trivia nights on Wednesdays, and Napi’s hosts them on Thursdays.
- A Stowaway partners with OM Yoga to host yoga and wellness courses.
There’s more where that came from! Ptownie has insider tips for all of your Provincetown adventures. Check out our 2020 Guide to Getting Around Provincetown, MA!