Best Bars in Provincetown 2021

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Time for an Adult Beverage…

If there’s one thing you can find in Provincetown, it’s a place to hang out! Every bar and lounge has its own atmosphere, specialties, and clientele, and every one of them promises to be an experience!

1620 Brewhouse

214 Commercial Street
Lots of craft beer, and a great patio for people watching on Commercial Street. Mixed gay/straight crowd.

Atlantic House

6 Masonic Place
The A-House includes the Little Bar (where Tennessee Williams hung out, cruise bar), the Dance Club (disco), and the Macho Bar (Ptown’s original leather bar, known for risqué videos).

Aqua Bar

207 Commercial Street
Outdoors and right on the harbor, this is a bar with a view to take your breath away. You can also bring food over from the Aquarium Mall to go with your beer or cocktail.

Boatslip Beach Club

161 Commercial Street
This is the home of Provincetown’s famed Tea Dance.


183 Commercial Street
Some very creative cocktails and an extensive wine list. Live music and a great patio for people-watching.


225 Commercial Street
There’s a bar in the back of this restaurant that’s right on the harbor. Casual atmosphere and great views.

Crown & Anchor Restaurant

247 Commercial Street
Great selection of cocktails, apéritifs and digéstifs, and an award-winning wine list. Bobby Wetherbee performs at the piano on weekends.

Dory Bar at Liz’s Café Anybody’s Bar

31 Bradford Street
Rich local history and maritime theme, eclectic atmosphere designed by Ken Fulk combine with a friendly ambiance and great drinks.

Farland at the Beach

Herring Cove Beach
The summer concessions stand at Herring Cove also sells beer, so come and watch a sunset with your favorite brew!


539 Commercial Street
Waterfront bar looking east over the harbor, friendly bartenders.

George’s Pizza

275 Commercial Street
George’s is primarily a pizzeria but there’s a small bar with a devoted following.

Governor Bradford

312 Commercial Street
The longest-running drag karaoke in Provincetown! Jukebox, pool tables, low lighting. Straight crowd.

Grotta Bar

186 Commercial Street
A speakeasy feel at this bar that features lots of live entertainment, bands, with the famous Scream Along with Billy on Tuesday and Friday nights.

Harbor Lounge

359 Commercial Street
Intimate feel with comfortable sofas and chairs and a great view of the harbor. Fun cocktails, wine, and beer.

Jimmy’s Hideaway

179 Commercial Street
Features a full martini menu and some of the most entertaining bartenders in town.

Joon Bar

133 Commercial Street
Extensive wine bar, good food, and free parking at Flyer’s after 5pm.

The Landing Bistro & Bar at the Pilgrim House

336 Commercial Street
Modern look and feel to this bar, some interesting cocktails, entertainment in the back room.

Lobby Piano Bar

9 Carver Street
A rotation of regular pianists/singers will entertain you in this cozy space. Part of the Gifford House complex that also includes the Porchside Lounge and Purgatory Dance Club.

Local 186

186 Commercial Street
Some cocktails, but the real draw here is the beer, much of it craft. The burgers are fantastic too.

Mac’s Fish House

85 Shank Painter Road
There’s a “happy hour” from 4-6 daily with half-priced raw bar.


429 Commercial Street
Beautiful wood-and-etched-glass bar with over 300 international vodkas to choose from.


177 Commercial Street
Small bar attached to Bayside Betsy’s. Fruity cocktails and martinis a specialty.

Monkey Bar

149 Commercial Street
Nice relaxing bar with good music and plenty of couches for snuggling and an extensive martini collection.


7 Freeman Street
Eclectic atmosphere (the owners’ art and antique collections constitute the décor) and excellent bartenders.

Nor’East Beer Garden

206 Commercial Street
Outdoor seating only, and craft, cellar-aged, and limited-release beers as well as ciders and ginger beer. Oh, and there are cocktails and wine too, but why?

Old Colony Tap

323 Commercial Street
One of the most historic (and fisherman-friendly) bars in town. Lots of beers on tap. Straight crowd.


247 Commercial Street
Part of the Crown & Anchor complex, Paramount is the largest waterfront nightclub in Provincetown, with state-of-the-art technology and a popular DJ roster. Also hosts cabaret and theatre performances.


328 Commercial Street
You can eat and drink out on—well, the patio—or inside at the sleek bar. Don’t miss the list of signature mojitos!

Pied Bar

193A Commercial Street
With a waterfront deck and great dance parties, this is one of “the” after-Tea Dance places to hang! Especially popular with women.

Porch Bar

9 Carver Street
As its name implies, you can hang out inside or on the porch. Casual atmosphere. Part of the Gifford House complex that also includes the Lobby Piano Bar and Purgatory Dance Club.

Purgatory Dance Club

11 Carver Street
Fagbash every Wednesday features blacklights, deep tribal techno, and creative costumes; Saturday it’s underwear parties, and Sundays are all about leather.

Purple Feather

334 Commercial Street
Lots of dessert cocktails made with the Purple Feather’s own gelato and chocolate. Yum!

Red Inn

15 Commercial Street
One of the most upscale and well-regarded places around, the bar is large and has gorgeous harbor views.

Ross’ Grill

237 Commercial Street
Located in Whaler’s Wharf with a stunning view of the harbor, Ross’ offers 75 different wines by the glass as well as signature cocktails.


258 Commercial Street
A very small bar in a very large room, Saki is primarily there for sushi, but enjoy some of the signature sake and cocktails as well.

Shipwreck Lounge

10 Carver Street
Cozy bar with indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit. The lounge prides itself on elixirs, syrups, and infusions made from fresh-pressed produce.

Strangers and Saints

404 Commercial Street
Warm tavern atmosphere with appropriately named cocktails. Designed by Ken Fulk with a mural by John Dowd and the best wallpaper in town!

Tin Pan Alley

269 Commercial Street
Consistently good live entertainment, this bar can be bustling at peak season. Smooth modern atmosphere.

The Underground

293 Commercial Street
Pool tables, ping-pong, air hockey and a jukebox full of punk music. Younger straight crowd. Need we say more?

The Vault

247 Commercial Street
Part of the Crown & Anchor complex, the Vault is a landmark cruisy hangout for the bear, leather, and uniform crowds.

Wave Bar

247 Commercial Street
Part of the Crown & Anchor complex, the Wave Video Bar has a dozen small screens and one giant one. Come to watch the game (any game) or for RuPaul’s Drag Race on Fridays.


265 Commercial Street
Right across from Town Hall, Waydowntown has two front bars and offers live music at 9pm in the summer.

Whaler Lounge

698 Commercial Street
Cool ‘60s vibe out here at the Harbor Hotel, with a nice fire pit in front and pool table inside.

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