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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.

For the full scoop on all things Provincetown for the Winter 2020 season, be sure to check out the ptownie 2020 Winter Guide to Provincetown!

Open in Provincetown Winter 2019
Open in Provincetown Winter 2019

Open A Lot

(but not always)

Restaurants & Food


  • A House (special & holiday weekends)
  • Shipwreck Lounge (open for special holidays)
  • Vault (open some weekends, check website for details)
  • Wave Bar (open some weekends, check website for details)

Services, Lodging, Shopping, & Services


Always Open

Open a lot (but not always)


Always Open

Open a lot (but not always)

Open in Provincetown Winter 2019


Always Open

Open a lot (but mostly weekends)

Open a lot (but not always)

Open in Provincetown Winter 2019

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!