• Kate Ivers

The Ultimate 2020 P-town Restaurant Crawl

Commercial Street in Provincetown is home to some of the best bars, restaurants, and views on the Outer Cape, even during coronavirus. Many are open and have updated their protocols to ensure the safety of their guests. Some popular changes include online or single-use menus, the mandated use of facemasks unless seated, and ample hand sanitizer for patrons.

Here are some other popular mandates and changes to Provincetown bars:

  • Tables are positioned to maintain at least a 6-foot distance from all other tables

  • Party sizes are often limited

  • All customers are seated; standing for drinks is prohibited

  • Condiments are not reused

  • Debit or credit is preferred. Payments can even be made online using your phone.

Below are some hot spots in Provincetown (with their updated COVID guidelines) to consider when planning your next pub crawl. With that being said, if you are feeling ill, please stay home.

1.  Jimmy's Hideaway

179 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Founded in 2007, Jimmy’s Hideaway is exactly what the name suggests. The spot’s intimate & romantic setting is perfect for a special time with loved ones. In addition to their huge regular menu, they have awesome nightly specials.

Updated COVID-19 Policy: Jimmy’s Hideaway is open with indoor and outdoor waterfront dining from 5:00-11:00 pm on Thursday-Monday.

Jimmy’s Hideaway’s rustic garden is quite a hideaway (via Jimmy’s Hideaway on Facebook)

2. Nor’East Beer Garden: 

206 Commercial Street, Provincetown

The Takeout counter at Nor’East Beer Garden (via @nebeergarden on Instagram)

Nor’east Beer Garden is one of Provincetown’s finest for homemade bar snacks and atmosphere making this a must-go.

Updated COVID-19 Policy: Dining Room (with socially distanced dining) and Takeout are open Thursday - Monday from 4:00-10:00 pm. Typically, dogs are welcome to dine in with you, but current conditions have prohibited that temporarily. A designated takeout window is available for easy pickup. 

3. The Canteen

225 Commercial Street, Provincetown

The Canteen is a favorite amongst locals. Did you know that on Saturdays they have sticky buns and on Wednesdays they serve bagels?

Updated COVID-19 Policy: The Canteen is open the same hour as usual - 7 days a week from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm. The spot has even undergone construction to keep its patrons safe and healthy during the pandemic. You can dine seated in an outdoor, ocean-front backyard or pick up your food to-go. To-go orders can be safely placed in person at our newly built counter. You can call ahead to place your order here.

The Canteen renovating in response to COVID-19 safety guidelines (via @thecanteenptown on Instagram)

4. Strangers & Saints

404 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Enjoy outdoor seating with a cocktail at Strangers & Saints (via Strangers & Saints on Facebook)

Strangers & Saints is a vibrant gastropub featuring regional flavors of Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco and Turkey. With the bay out the front door, the tavern brings a unique vibe to the Outer Cape.

Updated COVID-19 Policy: The Mediterranean spot is open Wednesday through Sunday, starting at 5 pm. Our patio is open starting at 2 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The size of a party seated at a table is limited to six people.

5. Fanizzi’s Restaurant

539 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Scenic outdoor seating at Fanizzi’s Restaurant (via Fanizzi’s Restaurant - Provincetown, MA on Facebook)

Fanizzi’s is a classic all-American restaurant with a charming atmosphere with waterfront scenery. Fanizzi’s outdoor seating is a great resting stop on your summer bar crawl.

Updated COVID-19 Policy: Fanizzi’s is open from 11:30 am - 9:30 pm for takeout and outdoor dining. Last call for outdoor seating is at 8:00 pm!

What Are You Waiting For?

You can still feel safe having some fun with your friends this summer. Restaurants and bars around the Cape have modified their layouts, menus, hours, and services to adhere to Massachusetts state protocols. If you take our advice and venture out on our P-town pub crawl, make sure to tag us in your photos of yummy cocktails and gorgeous views.