Shop Locally, Give Colorfully

Shop Locally, Give Colorfully in Downtown Bridgeport This Holiday Season

We invite you to discover why Downtown is so wonderfully Colorful Bridgeport, and to Shop Locally, Give Colorfully with us this holiday season. We offer this guide to “loving your local” shop or restaurant while maintaining safe social distancing practices.

Even though the holidays may look a little different this year, our Downtown restaurants and businesses can help make the season special. Whether you give the gift of art, a delicious meal, the perfect handcrafted accessory, or brand-new kicks this holiday season; make sure to shop locally and give colorfully! If you are not yet ready to come back Downtown, many of our restaurants are open for pickup and delivery; retailers have offerings ready to purchase online; you can buy a gift certificate or pay ahead for personal services; and you can support your favorite arts venue in a variety of ways. If you do end up shopping locally in-store, ask the business owner about the $5 Holiday Bucks coupon included in our printed map and guide! Check out what’s available below.

 

Culture

Support your favorite music / art / comedy / history / culture spot by purchasing tickets in advance and/or donating:

These nightlife spots are not yet open, but you can buy a gift certificate to show your support and have a fun night out to look forward to in the spring!

 

 

Dining

These Downtown Bridgeport Restaurants are Open for Dining, Pickup, and Delivery:

  • Avery’s Place: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 333-0606.
  • Bagel King of Bridgeport: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 330-0755.
  • Bocados Espresso: Check out their Instagram or call the store at (203) 612-7100.
  • Brick and Barrel: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 612-7991.
  • Downtown Cafe: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 362-5148.
  • EAT Noodle: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 612-8355.
  • El Pueblito: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 334-9002.
  • Fruta Juice: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 522-4565.
  • Funchal Americana Buffet: Call the store at (203) 332-3331.
  • Gather Tap & Tavern: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 690-1670
  • Grill II: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 612-7601
  • Joseph’s Steakhouse: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 337-9944.
  • Leisha’s Bakeria: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 557-8652.
  • Metric Bar and Grill: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 576-6903.
  • Miss Thelma’s Soul Food: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 337-9957.
  • Panda Chinese Restaurant: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 368-3888.
  • Park City Grill at the Holiday Inn Hotel: Call the hotel to place to-go orders at (203) 334-1234, extension 5181.
  • Ralph ‘n’ Rich’s: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 366-3597.
  • Rum & Tequila Fusion: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 330-3388.
  • Sankofa Café: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 549-9128.
  • Signature Caterings: Check them out on Instagram or call the store at (929) 331-6698.
  • Star Istanbul Restaurant: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 923-8100.
  • Sweet Treats Bakery: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 290-5718.
  • Trattoria ‘A Vucchella: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 383-2837.

These wonderful spots are not yet open, but you can buy a gift certificate to show your support…think of it as ordering way in advance!

 

Shopping

Shop these Downtown Bridgeport Retailers In-Store or Online:

  • Academy Books & Records: Check them out on Facebook or shop the store on eBay.
  • An’s Jewelry & Fashion: Call the shop at (203) 331-3008.
  • The Archive: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 441-5678.
  • Blossoming Blessings Florist: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 908-3530.
  • Bridgeport Community Pharmacy: Call the store at (203) 330-9191.
  • City Lights Vintage: Check them out on Facebook or shop the store on Etsy.
  • City Sound: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 332-1220.
  • Collab Exchange: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 690-1676.
  • Contempo Suits: Order from their website or call the store at (800) 561-1708.
  • Dancer’s Price: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 362-5933.
  • dertbag clothing: Check out their website or on Instagram.
  • JB Beauty Supply: Call the shop at (203) 579-4440.
  • Jimmy’s Hip Hop: Check them out on Facebook or Instagram or call the store at (203) 333-3939.
  • Junior’s Jewelry: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 368-9959.
  • Lee’s Beauty Supply: Call the shop at (203) 336-9022.
  • Park City Wireless: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 610-6771
  • Parodox Ink: Check out their website or call the store at (203) 521-8681
  • Richual Boutique: Check out their website or call the store at (929) 800-7861.
  • Spark City Smoke & Vapte: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 333-8273.
  • United Roots: Check them out on Facebook or call the store at (203) 366-3103.

 

Service

Book an Appointment or Purchase a Gift Certificate now to Enjoy Later:

  • Creative Instinkts Tattoo: Check out their website or call the shop at (203) 384-2645.
  • Downtown Dental: Check out their website or call the office at (203) 303-5168.
  • Evolution Tattoo: Check out their website or call the shop at (203) 333-9100.
  • Forever Custom Tattoos: Check out their website or call the shop at (203) 367-3837.
  • Lafayette Barber Shop: Contact them on Facebook or call the shop at (203) 334-9725.
  • Lane’s Hair Designs: Contact them on Facebook or call the shop at (203) 576-9785.
  • Middle Street Barber Shop: Contact them on Facebook or call the shop at (203) 333-9313.
  • New Robinhood Cleaners: Contact them on Facebook or call the shop at (203) 366-7777.
  • Posh Beauty Bar: Check out their website or call the shop at (203) 334-0282.
  • Preventative Healthcare Solutions: Book a massage, adjustment, or other service on their website or call the shop at (203) 870-8008.
  • QwikPack Shipping: Check out their website or call the shop at (203) 368-9288.
  • Rapha Massage: Book a massage on their website or call the shop at (203) 808-0047.
  • Victor’s Tailor Shop: Contact them on Facebook or call the shop at (203) 333-2922.
  • Jerry’s Printing: Print up a celebratory t-shirt or poster. Check them out on Facebook or call the shop at (203) 384-0015.

Follow along on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels as we release “Shop Locally, Give Colorfully” digital features, and continue to roll out our People of Colorful Bridgeport portrait series. Come see our People of Colorful Bridgeport portraits IRL (in real life) at 1001 Main Street in Downtown Bridgeport, and be on the lookout for branded sidewalk stickers! All photos and videos in this series captured by local talent, Gary Judkins.

Shop Locally, Give Colorfully received generous support from SCG & UI, Part of the AVANGRID Family. Learn more by visiting uinet.com/givingback.