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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!

    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).

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Waterfront bar looking east over the harbor, friendly bartenders.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

    At 386 Commercial Street, Mews Restaurant transforms into Mews at The Waterford, preserving its essence.

    Small bar attached to Bay Cafe (formerly Bayside Betsy’s). Fruity cocktails and martinis a specialty.

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

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

    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?

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

    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.

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

    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.

    ptownie loves the Provincetown Brewing Company, and not just because they make some terrific beers (which, by the way, they do)! They’re also great supporters of the local community and live out their values. Breakfast served on the weekends, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Try some of the sharing plates.

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    Dance Clubs and Late-Night Scenes

    Explore Provincetown’s vibrant dance clubs and late-night scene for an unforgettable experience filled with music, dancing, and excitement.

    Experience The A-House, where history meets nightlife. From Tennessee Williams’ haunt, the Little Bar, to the disco beats of the Dance Club and the risqué videos at the Macho Bar, enjoy seven nights of inclusive fun. Everyone is welcome—drop by and savor the experience!

    Boatslip Resort in Provincetown is iconic for its lively waterfront atmosphere, known for daily Tea Dances, featuring DJs spinning tunes. Enjoy the vibrant LGBTQ+ community, stunning harbor views, and a welcoming environment. Experience the essence of Ptown at Boatslip.

    Discover Crown & Anchor’s versatile Paramount Club, easily transitioning from performance venue to upscale nightclub. With floor-to-ceiling video walls, two bars, and direct Beach Club access. The Wave Bar boasts maritime psychedelic decor, while The Vault celebrates leather community history. Dive Bar offers premier piano entertainment.

    Explore your fetish and kink fantasies at Macho Bar in A-House, Provincetown’s original leather and Levi bar. Immerse yourself in music and risqué videos, fostering a welcoming environment for exploration and celebration of diverse desires.

    Experience versatility at Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club—Provincetown’s largest venue. From state-of-the-art performances to upscale nightlife, its adaptable space features floor-to-ceiling video walls, two bars, and access to The Beach Club. Hosting major events year-round, it’s a cornerstone of Ptown’s entertainment scene.

    Experience Club Purgatory’s vibrant theme nights—Fagbash Wednesdays with blacklights and tribal techno, Saturday underwear parties, and leather Sundays. Transformed with raw brick walls, open ceilings, and top-notch sound and lighting, it’s a haven of electrifying beats and unapologetic self-expression, welcoming all most nights in summer.

    The Vault at Crown & Anchor pays homage to the leather community’s legacy, offering a safe haven for exploring fetish and kink fantasies. Immerse yourself in music, risqué videos, and a welcoming environment dedicated to personal exploration and celebration.

    Experience The Underground in Provincetown—a haven of dancing, pool, ping pong, air hockey, and darts. Proudly inclusive, we’re the people’s bar, open year-round with no cover charge. Enjoy DJs and live music, fostering community and fun for all.

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