Shop with Certainty: Small Business Saturday in Downtown Arlington

November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to shine a bright spotlight on all of the Downtown Arlington businesses we love 24/7/365. From restaurants and pubs to specialty services and shops, we let’s tell them how much we appreciate them by thinking big and shopping small! It’s also a terrific way to share our hometown pride by helping others discover the delicious food and fare, talent, and curated offerings that are so uniquely Arlington.

We also think shopping local on Small Business Saturday is a great way to avoid the uncertainty of shopping online, particularly this year. We’re not just talking about all the online backorders, out of stock issues, and shipping delays that are making the headlines. We’re also talking about moving from a virtual to a tangible world. 

When you shop local, you know exactly what you’re buying because it’s right there in your hands. You also know exactly who you’re buying from because, chances are, the entrepreneur or employee who’s waiting on you goes to your church or is a member of your Rotary Club or lives just up the street. 

As you’re out and about between now and Thanksgiving, you’ll see Small Business Saturday signs, streamers and other #ShopSmall promotions throughout our district. Let those signs be a reminder of the friends and neighbors who proudly make up the community of businesses in Downtown Arlington.

#ShopSmall 2021 in Downtown Arlington

From Downtown restaurants and pubs to specialty services and shops, let’s tell them how much we appreciate them by thinking big and shopping small! It’s also a terrific way to share our hometown pride by helping others discover the delicious food and fare, talent, and curated offerings that are so uniquely Arlington.

Eat & Drink   

There are so many great places to grab a bite or enjoy a drink when you’re out and about in Downtown Arlington! Don’t forget that all of our local flavors make great gifts (gift cards! catering! dinner to go!) for your family, coworkers and friends. Click here for our complete Eat & Drink directory.

Featured Small Business Saturday Promotions

  • Hooligans Pub: Check out their SBS liquor promotion with free swag! Hooligan’s will also be launching their new membership program.
  • Old School Pizza Tavern: Buy 2 medium or large pizzas and receive a free 12-inch cheese bread.
  • On Tap: $2 off all flights to help customers try several of our 50 taps.
  • Salter Bros Coffee Roasters: 20% off online orders (store will be closed on Saturday)
  • Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery: Buy one cupcake, get one half off.

Shop & Play   

In Downtown Arlington you’ll find a unique blend of specialty shops and services with all kinds of local personality. Whether you’re shopping for clothing, gifts, a great new hair style or the perfect spa day, our district is the place to go. Click here to see our Shop & Play directory

Featured Small Business Saturday Promotions

  • Growl: 15% off everything in the store.
  • Wildfire and Lace boutique: 15% off all purchases.

Arts & Culture   

Often the perfect gift isn't something you wrap. It's the gift of spending time together. Downtown Arlington provides you, your family and friends all kinds of opportunities for time well spent. Maybe your sweetie would love tickets to a show or to the next art exhibition, or a one-of-a-kind piece of art created by a local artist you’ve personally met. Click here to see our Arts & Culture directory which includes all the ways to immerse yourself in the arts in Downtown, and click here for Hometown Downtown for the Holidays events guide.

Featured Small Business Saturday Promotion

  • Catalyst Creative Arts: Small Business Saturday Pop Up Market featuring six women-owned businesses. Market hours are 12-7pm.