Support Local: Small Businesses in Northern Kentucky

Browse the list of Northern Kentucky small businesses, from coffee shops to hotels and attractions.

We originally created this NKY Shop Local page to give our NKY restaurants, coffee shops, things to do, craft breweries, bourbon trail spots, unique shops, and watering holes a holiday boost by encouraging everyone to buy their gift cards. Since we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our local treasures still need all the help we can provide. We're thrilled that vaccines are here and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Let's all do what we can to help our Northern Kentucky small businesses make it through the next few months! We'll keep this list here, both for the original gift card ideas, and as a source of inspiration for local places you could support through the winter. 

This is just a starting point of ideas in the Covington, Newport, and Florence areas. There are many other local favorites who would appreciate some help to weather the effects of wintertime and the pandemic. Our list is below (*with direct gift card purchase links where available, or links to their social media):

for the coffee lover

Left Bank Coffeehouse

Haven Cafe*

Carabello Coffee*

Fairfield Cafe

Butler's Pantry

Velocity Bike & Bean

Bean Haus Bakery & Cafe

The Point Perk Coffee

Reality Tuesday Cafe


Roebling Point Books & Coffee*

Unataza Coffee*

for the foodie

Riverside Food Tours*

Repertoire Restaurant


The Baker's Table*

Parlor on Seventh*

Knotty Pine on the Bayou*

for the pizza lover

Goodfella's Pizzeria*

Bourbon House Pizza

Dewey's Pizza*


Fessler's Legendary Pizza & Hoagies

Poseidon's Pizza Company*

Mac's Pizza Pub

Strong's Brick Oven Pizza

for the meat lover

Smoke Justis

Four Mile Pig

Smokin' This and That BBQ*


Walt's Hitching Post*

for the burger lover

The Elusive Cow

Bard's Burgers & Chili


BRU Burger Bar*

Blinker's Tavern*

for the Asian food lover

KungFood Chu's AmerAsia

Mai Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Nittha Siam Kitchen

Siam Orchid

Oriental Wok*

Sake Bomb

Cathay Kitchen

Wabi Sabi

Riverside Korean

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Arawan Thai Sushi

for the taco lover

Agave & Rye*

La Torta Loca

Zapata Cantina

Frida 602


El Rio Grande Newport

Nomad KY

for the comfort food lover

Libby's Southern Comfort*

Lou Lou's Cafe at Spare-Time

Greyhound Tavern*

Purple Poulet

Tousey House Tavern

Grandview Tavern*


Colonial Cottage*

The Pretzel Place

Mackenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub*

The Log Cabin

Press on Monmouth*

The Pub*

City Goat

for the dessert lover

Del Gardo's*

Tuba Baking Company*


Sharky's Arctic Sweets & Treats

Fort Thomas Ice Cream*

Miss Shirley's Bakery

Moonrise Donuts

York Street Cafe

Bean Haus Bakery & Cafe

Piper's Cafe*

Schneider's Sweet Shop

for the brunch lover



Mokka & The Sunset Bar & Grill

The Gruff*

Keystone Bar & Grill*

Bellevue Bistro

for the thrill seeker

Screaming Raptor Zip Lines*

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park*

DEFY Florence*

Sherlock's Escape Rooms*

Flying Axes Covington*

for the neighborhood bar lover

Honey Hole Bar & Grill

Three Spirits Tavern

PeeWee's Place

O'Bryon's Bar & Grill

Longneck's Bar & Grill

Union 42 Bourbon & Brew

Fort Mitchell Public House

JerZee's Pub & Grub

Nostalgic Newport experience

BB Riverboats*

Newport Aquarium*


New Riff Distilling*

Hofbrauhaus Newport*

Newport Gangster Tours*

classic Covington experience

Coppin's at Hotel Covington

Flying Axes Covington*

Molly Malone's*

The Standard Covington

Pedal Wagon Covington*

Covington Yard

fantastic Florence experience

La Torta Loca

DEFY Florence*

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park*

Sherlock's Escape Rooms*

Florence Y'alls*

Bourbon House Pizza

ultimate B-Line experience

Second Sight Spirits*

New Riff Distilling*

Boone County Distilling Co.*

Neeley Family Distillery*

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

The Globe Covington*

Rich's Proper Food & Drink*

Coppin's at Hotel Covington

Purple Poulet

Wiseguy Lounge

Tousey House Tavern


Prohibition Bourbon Bar at Newberry Bros. Coffee

Three Spirits Tavern

Libby's Southern Comfort*

for the kids

Newport Aquarium*

DEFY Florence*

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park*

Creation Museum*

Florence Y'alls*

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Jump!Zone Florence

for couples

Coppin's at Hotel Covington

Eighteen at the Radisson

Lisse Steakhuis

Trotta's Steak & Seafood*

for families

BB Riverboats*

Newport Aquarium*

Florence Y'alls*

Ark Encounter*

Creation Museum*

DEFY Florence*

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park*

for girls night

Crafts & Vines

Ripple Wine Bar*

Morning Star Pottery Painting

Repertoire Restaurant*

for the wine lover

Ripple Wine Bar*

Stonebrook Winery

Commonwealth Bistro*

Seven Wells Vineyard & Winery

Grassroots & Vine*

for the bourbon lover

Revival Vintage Spirits & Bottle Shop*

Bourbon Haus 1841

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

The Globe Covington*

Rich's Proper Food & Drink*

Smoke Justis

Libby's Southern Comfort*

Midway Cafe

Newberry Bros. Coffee & Prohibition Bourbon Bar

Three Spirits Tavern

for the beer lover

Braxton Brewing Company*

Darkness Brewing

Alexandria Brewing Company

Bircus Brewing Company

Wooden Cask Brewing Co.

Hofbrauhaus Newport*

The 859 Taproom & Grill*

Drake's Florence*

for the local shopper

If you don't want to give a gift card, but still want to support local businesses, check out these unique shops:

Grainwell Market

Creative House of Art & Design

The Exchange Market at Newport on the Levee

Vom Fass

Earth to Kentucky

Splendid Things

Hail Dark Aesthetics

Coveted Boutique

Little Rock Farm

The Florence Antique Mall

Kentucky Botanical Company

Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices

Stoney's Village Toy Shoppe

Local Studio 325

Handzy Shop & Studio

Coda Co.

Urban Chick Boutique

LuElla's Boutique

Revival Vintage Spirits & Bottle Shop

Rabbit Hash General Store

The Bellevue Beadery

Mazzocca Bros. Furniture & Antiques

Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs

Jet Age Records

Ten Thousand Villages

Celestial Scents Candles

Hickory Dickory Dock Retro Candy

Le Sorelle

Florence Y'alls*

Seventh Street Gifts

Tuscarora Moon

and don't forget to continue carryout!

As always, you can continue to support your local restaurants by ordering carryout or delivery as often as possible.  For a convenient list of carryout options, check our COVID carryout offerings page.

there's more where these came from...

This list was compiled as a starting point to inspire local shopping.  But there are plenty more local businesses who would appreciate your support.  For more ideas, be sure to visit our eat, play, stay, and bourbon experience pages.