Narragansett Beer’s ‘Buy RI’ Tour is underway

Known for their famous slogan, “Hi-Neighbor, Have a ‘Gansett,” Narragansett Beer is currently underway on their “Buy RI” Tour.

The tour is a statewide celebration of the “neighbors” who have filled Rhode Island’s most beloved bars and restaurants with stories, community, and neighborly support for generations. Narragansett’s goal over the course of 2019 will be to meet as many Rhode Islanders as possible and treat them to a well-deserved beer. The tour will stop in each of the 39 cities and towns that make up the small but mighty state to toast the local restaurant industry, small businesses, and every Rhode Islander for making their state special, diverse, and ever changing.

“Every neighborhood bar or restaurant in our home state of Rhode Island is a center of community where people can learn from, support, and share with each other, whether it’s a close loved one or your neighbor on the barstool next to you,” says Mark Hellendrung, President of Narragansett Beer in a press release. “Buy RI is really a way to express what our community means to all of us. We can’t think of a better way to thank our Rhody neighbors for what they bring to our state, and their dedicated support of Narragansett Beer, than to buy them a ‘Gansett. They’ve earned it.”

Going alphabetically by town, Narragansett will host a spirited party at a neighborhood bar or restaurant every week in every town in Rhode Island. Many of these establishments have been loyal ‘Gansett supporters since 2005 when Hellendrung and his team revived the company. Beginning Friday, February 8th through Thursday, October 31st, attendees at each event will receive a ‘Gansett branded wooden nickel to trade in for a ‘Gansett beer at the bar. The first 50 people to arrive at each event will also receive a ‘Gansett pint glass to take home.

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The official “Buy RI” schedule is below. Information on “Buy RI” events including locations and timing will be released and regularly updated throughout the year on Narragansett’s “Neighborhood Watch” page:

Fans are encouraged to follow ‘Gansett for updates on Instagram (@GansettBeer), Twitter (@GansettBeer), and Facebook (/NarragansettBeer). Additionally, Narragansett is in the midst of planning Rhode Island reunion parties for East Coast cities beyond RI that are ‘Gansett strongholds to celebrate with them as well.

Tuesday April 2nd                                                       East Greenwich – The Trap

Thursday April 11th                                                     East Providence – Mulhearn’s

Thursday April 18th                                                    Exeter – Cornerstone Pub

Week of April 22nd                                                     Foster – Helen’s Place

Week of April 29th                                                      Glocester – TBD

Week of May 6th                                                         Hopkinton – TBD

Week of May 13th                                                       Jamestown – Narragansett Café

Week of May 13th                                                       Block Island – Bar Crawl

Week of May 20th                                                       Johnston – TBD

Week of May 27th                                                       Lincoln – Harry’s Burger

Week of June 3rd                                                         Little Compton – TBD

Week of June 10th                                                       Middletown – Flo’s & Diego’s

Thursday, June 20th                                                     Narragansett – Twin Willows & Bon Vue

Week of June 24th  Newport – Bar Crawl

Week of July 1st                                                         BYE WEEK 

Week of July 8th                                                         North Kingstown – Back 40

Week of July 15th                                                        North Providence – RI Billiards

Week of July 22nd                                                       North Smithfield – Lindy’s

Week of July 29th                                                        Pawtucket – Murphy’s Law

Week of August 5th                                                     Portsmouth – TBD

Week of August 12th                                                   Providence – Bar Crawl

Week of August 19th                                                    Richmond – Wood River Inn

Week of August 26th                                                   Scituate – TBD

Week of September 2nd                                               Smithfield – Blackies Bulldog Tavern

Week of September 9th                                               South Kingstown – Ocean Mist

Week of September 16th                                             Tiverton – TBD

Week of September 23rd                                             Warren – TBD

Week of September 30th                                             Warwick – Dave’s

Week of October 6th                                                    West Greenwich – Dan’s Place

Week of October 13th                                                  West Warwick – TBD

Week of October 20th                                                  Westerly – Haversham’s

Week of October 27th                                                  Woonsocket – TBD

Previous Stops On Their Tour

Friday, February 8th                                                    Barrington – Bluewater Bar & Grill

Friday, February 15th                                                  Bristol – Thames Waterside Bar & Grill

Friday, February 22nd                                                 Burilville – Pascoag Café

Tuesday, February 26th                                             Central Falls – Garfield Social Club

Thursday, March 7th                                               Charlestown – The Rathskeller

Thursday, March 14th                                                  Coventry – Westcott House

Thursday, March 21st                                                  Cranston – Miller’s Crossing

Friday March 22nd                                                       Cranston – Thirsty Beaver

Thursday March 28th                                                  Cumberland – J. Gray’s