Buy Some Things

As you probably know, Massachusetts restaurants and bars are mandated to suspend all on-premise consumption from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday April 6th. While some spots still offering take-out and delivery options (which you can explore here), plenty have made the difficult decision to close until it’s safe to re-open and the restrictions have been lifted. Until then, you can support your favorite spots by purchasing gift cards and merch through their respective websites as a way of showing your solidarity and investing in their future.

Below you’ll find a running list of deals and special offers, and links to sites where you can actually buy all the things or you can log on to Rally for Restaurants, search for your go-to’s and go nuts. You can even tag your friends

80 Thoreau – Gift Cards available online here. Each gift card will be increased by 20% to show their gratitude. Something in the neighborhood of $150 on a $125 GC purchase is what they recommend (but every little bit helps).

A&B Burgers Boston & Beverly – Gift Cards available online here. Offering a special deal through March 27 per Insta.

Abby Park – Gift Cards available online here. Fifty percent of gift card sales will be used to support employees at both Abby Park & Novara.

Alcove – Gift Cards available online here. Alcove is offering an additional 20% added to all gift card purchases.

Alden & Harlow and WaypointPer an Insta post, gift cards for both will be 20% off with proceeds going to to offset the costs to provide critical needs for tipped wage & back of house hourly teams. Gift Cards available online here.

Alpine Restaurant Group – Gift Cards available online here for Burro Bar Boston, Burro Bar Brookline, Painted Burro, Posto, Osteria Posto and Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar.

Alta Strada – Gift Cards available online here.

Aquitaine Restaurant Group – Gift Cards available online here for Aquitaine Boston, Chestnut Hill & Dedham, Cinquecento, Gaslight Boston & Lynnfield and Metropolis.

Bar Cino – Gift Cards available online here.

Barbara Lynch Collective – Gift Cards available online here. Barbara Lynch Collective gift cards may be redeemed at any of the seven locations in the group B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Drink, Menton, No. 9 Park, Sportello or Stir so go nuts and stock up.

Bodega Canal – Gift Cards available online here.

Bostonia Public House – Gift Cards available online here. They’ve got lots of merch, too — sweatshirts ($40), v-neck T’s ($20), T’s ($20) and hats ($20) as well as wine glasses (two for $28), rocks glasses (two for $28) and pint glasses (two for $28). They’re not available online (yet!) but you can get a sense of what they look like from this FB post from the holidays and then drop them an email at info@bostoniapublichouse.com to order.

Branch Line – Gift Cards available online here. Merch for relief available online here.

Buttonwood – Gift Cards available online here.

Cafe du Pays – Gift Cards available online here.

Cantina Italiana – Gift Cards available online here. They’re offering $20 off all digital gift cards of $100 or more with the promo code C19SUPPORT to help staff who are in desperate need.

Casa Verde – Gift Cards available online here.

Caswell Restaurant Group – Gift cards available online here for Oak + Rowan, Ceia and Brine

Catalyst – For gift cards purchase between now and April 1st, Catalyst is offering an extra bonus. See their insta for deets or just go on and grab one here.

Ciao Bella – Gift Cards available online here.

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar – Gift Cards available online here.

Citrus & Salt – Gift Cards available online here.

City Table – Gift Cards available online here.

Comedor – Gift Cards available online here.

Coppa – Gift Cards available online here. According to an Insta post, Coppa will be using 50% of proceeds from gift card sales between now and April 30th for a staff fund to support their employees.

Dante, Il Casale Belmont, Il Casale Lexington & The Wellington – 50% of proceeds from gift card sales through their respective websites for the next 30 days will go to a staff fund to help their staff through this difficult time. Gift cards can be used at any of the restaurants.
Gift Cards for Dante available online here.
Gift Cards for il Casale Belmont available online here.
Gift Cards for il Casale Lexington available online here.
Gift Cards for The Wellington available online here.

Eastern Standard and The Hawthorne – Offering an extra 25% added value to any gift card purchase cards through April 5th. Gift Cards available online here.

Elm Street Taproom – Gift Cards available online here.

Eventide Fenway – Gift Cards available online here.

Evoo – Gift Cards available online here.

Fat Baby – Gift Cards available online here. 50% of the proceeds from all of their gift cards sales will go directly to their staff relief fund.

Field & Vine – Gift Cards available online here.

Five Horses Tavern – Gift Cards available online here.

Flour – Flour is currently closed, but their online shop is open for business and they’re donating 100% of online sales to support the Flour team during the closure. Stock up on cookbooks, aprons, hats, hoodies and the like. (You can get all your holiday shopping done now!) In addition, they’ve also added a direct donation link to their page where you can make donations to support their staff in this difficult time.

Forage – The folks at Forage have set up a Venmo account to help out their service staff to help them with rent and utilities. Owner Stan Hilbert said “The money will go directly to those loving faces that have served you so well. You can find that account on Venmo @foragecambridge.”

Foundry on Elm – Gift Cards available online here.

Frank – For all gift card purchases over $100 you will receive a FREE Wine Monday’s cookbook written and signed by Chef Frank McClelland himself. Gift Cards available online here.

Franklin Cafe – Gift Cards available online here.

Glass House – Gift Cards available online here.

Grafton Group – Gift cards available for Grafton Street, The Hourly Oyster House, Park, Russell House, State Street Provisions and Temple Bar available online here. They’re offering a 15% added value for all gift card purchases through April 30th. And they’ve launched a special Venmo account @graftongroup where you can send monies that will go directly to Grafton Group hourly employees.

Grotto – Gift Cards available online here.

Hi-Rise Bakery & Cafe – Gift Cards available online here.

Himmel Hospitality – Gift Cards available online here for Bistro du Midi, Grill 23, Harvest and Post 390. 50% of each gift card purchase will be donated to the Himmel Hospitality staff relief fund, 100% of the money raised for the HHG staff relief fund will be donated to support their 300 hourly employees who are without pay and need help to provide basic needs for themselves and their families.

Il Massimo Dedham – Gift Cards available online here.

The Industry – Gift Cards available online here. And this Adams Village spot is running a deal to give you a little extra nudge: purchase a gift card for $50, get a $10 bonus card; or purchase a gift card for $100, get a $20 bonus card.

Island Creek Oyster Bar – Gift Cards available online here.

Jack’s Abby – Gift Cards available online here and lots of merch (T-shirts, glassware, key chains and soap, among other things) available online here.

The Local – Gift Cards available online here. They’re offering a bonus $10 added to any gift card of $100.

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar – Gift Cards available online here. 50% of the proceeds from all of their gift cards sales will go directly to their staff relief fund.

Little Big Diner – Gift Cards available online here.

Lower Mills Tavern – Gift Cards available online here.

Mamaleh’s – Gift Cards available online here. And all sorts of fabulous merch available online here, too.

Marliave – Gift Cards available online here.

The Merchant – Gift Cards available online here.

Met Back Bay – Gift Cards available online here. You can also grab cards for sister restaurants, Saltie Girl and The Met in Natick.

Moona – Gift Cards available online here. The Inman Square restaurant will be giving 50% of all gift card sales to their employees.

Navy Yard Hospitality – The group, which includes Pier 6, ReelHouse East Boston and ReelHouse Marina Bay has launched a whole shop featuring gift cards, apparel and a slew of fun experiences like a sunset cruise for 10, an in-home cooking experience with chef Marc Orfaly and an oyster shucking class with the folks from Island Creek Oysters. 100% of the sales generated through this online shop will be donated to their staff.

Novara – Gift Cards available online here. Fifty percent of gift card sales will be used to support employees at both Abby Park & Novara.

Our Fathers – Gift Cards available online here.

The Porch – Gift Cards available online here. Merch including t-shirts and an array of hot sauces available in their online shop.

The Quarry – Gift Cards available online here.

Row 34 – Gift Cards available online here.

Smythe & Dove – Gift Cards available online here.

State Park – Gift Cards available online here.

The Stones Common House & Kitchen – Gift Cards available online here.

Sycamore – Gift Cards available online here.

Steel & Rye – Gift Cards available online here.

Tasty Burger – Gift Cards available online here.

Tip Tap Room – Gift Cards available online here. Just scroll down a little bit.

Tony & Elaine’s – Gift Cards available online here.

Tres Gatos – Gift Cards available online here.

Tresca – Gift Cards available online here. For every $100 purchased, you’ll get a $20 gift card bonus, which will allow them to help out their employees until they re-open.

Ward 8 – Gift Cards available online here.

Woods Hill Table – Gift Cards available online here.

Worden Hall – Gift Cards available online here.

Yellow Door Taqueria – Gift Cards available online here for both the Lower Mills and South End locations. You can even text someone a taco (in the form of a $5 gift card).

Yvonne’s – Gift Cards available online here. Cards purchased for any of the restaurants in the Coje Restaurant Group, which also includes the Fort Point and Back Bay Lolita outposts, Ruka and the newly opened Mariel, are good at all locations so buy a bunch and add a bit of variety to your life.

Za – Gift Cards available online here.

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