Provincetown, MA, is a beautiful seaside town known for its history, natural beauty and plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy. It is also teeming with diverse options for entertainment that range from a relaxing evening at the theater to a thrilling night dancing to the hottest music at one of the local clubs. Find out more about some of the best Provincetown nightlife, all of which are within minutes of Admiral’s Landing Bed and Breakfast!
A Local’s Guide to the Best Provincetown Nightlife
Dance the Night Away
Revered for its diversity and acceptance, Provincetown is a haven for the LGBTQ community. No matter your preference, you’re sure to have an incredible evening in P’town at any and all of the following establishments.
CROWN AND ANCHOR
Don’t miss a trip to the Crown and Anchor, which offers several venues under one roof. The Cabaret Room is the place to enjoy live shows including stand-up comics and its famous cabaret show. Paramount is Provincetown’s largest waterfront nightclub and the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends. The Vault is one of the country’s best Leather bars and often hosts a variety of events year-round. Daytime is fun at Crown and Anchor as well. Enjoy music and a cocktail at The Wave Bar where you can relax in the sun on the pool deck and enjoy gorgeous views of the harbor.
Be sure to head over to the Boatslip Resort at 4 p.m. sharp at least one day during your stay to hit one of the town’s biggest outdoor dance parties. Each afternoon, the deck at the Boatslip is transformed into a giant dancefloor for the daily Tea Dance featuring house music by resident DJ Maryalice. Thursdays, turn back time and dance to classic music from the 70s and 80s!
PIED WOMEN’S BAR
Famous for its After-Tea T Party, Pied Women’s Bar kicks off each evening with a dance party at 6:30 p.m. After you enjoy the Tea Party at Boatslip, head on over to Pied where you can enjoy a drink on the deck and enjoy the gorgeous view of the harbor as you dance and party the night away.
THE ATLANTIC HOUSE MEN’S CLUB
The Atlantic House Men’s Club has been known as Provincetown’s premier year-round dance club for more than 25 years, and with three bars to choose from, it’s easy to understand why. Grab an early afternoon drink in “The Little Bar” or stop by for a nightcap. The featured entertainment in the Little Bar is a beloved jukebox, which has been known to cause the crowd to break out in song at a moment’s notice! “The Macho Bar” is one of P’town’s hottest Leather bars and the “Big Room” is the Atlantic House’s expansive Dance Club.
A Night at the Theater
As the home of the longest-running artist colony in the nation, Provincetown’s diverse culture fosters an array of one-of-a-kind entertainment options. An evening at the theater is always a thrill as you get lost in the story being told on the stage or on the screen. From local actors to well-known traveling ensembles, you’re sure to have a blast at one of the following theaters on Cape Cod
Since 1963, the Provincetown Theater has been presenting a range of staged readings and original plays by local writers as well as established playwrights. This combination allows them to offer entertaining productions year-round. If you are a local or visit Provincetown several times a year, you may consider the season pass. Otherwise, individual tickets can be purchased online or at the theater.
While the lineup changes regularly, current offerings to whet your appetite include The Full Monty performed by the Peregrine Theater Ensemble, Guitar Night by Peter Ciluzzie and the Red, Hot and Blue Cabaret.
WELLFLEET HARBOR ACTORS THEATER
With a focus on providing an alternative theater experience, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater has been entertaining audiences since 1985. Also known as WHAT, the theater company features everything from new works to modern classics and children’s plays to film screenings. Check the calendar for the latest info on performances in its brand new theater.
WELLFLEET PRESERVATION HALL
The Wellfleet Preservation Hall is a perfect example of careful and thoughtful restoration. Formerly the site of a Catholic church, the building stood unused for many years. In 2006, several locals formed a nonprofit organization that has since raised the funds to restore this lovely building into a space that is not only used for art and culture, but also the community. Performances, films and workshops are just a few of the activities you can enjoy at the Wellfleet Preservation Hall.
DAVID FLOWER PRODUCTIONS
David Flower Productions provides creative direction for several local events including the annual Bear Boat Sunset Cruise held during Bear Week each July. Dance on the open-air deck of Provincetown II and watch the gorgeous sunset behind Cape Cod. Check out the current list of projects on David Flower Productions’ website for the latest info and tickets.
PAYOMET PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The Payomet Performing Arts Center boasts a packed schedule year-round and performances that not only appeal to a wide range of tastes, but budgets as well. With a mission to provide programming that is “Outside the box and inside the community,” the Payomet features films, music and theater performances at various venues on Cape Cod as well as its own “Big Top Tent” in nearby North Turo.
FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
With a focus on visual artists and writers, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown offers an array of artist talks, readings, cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Relax at Admiral’s Landing After an Exciting Night on the Town
When you’re searching for the perfect place to stay during your visit to Cape Cod, look no further than Admiral’s Landing. Our 1860s bed and breakfast offers a central location so you can enjoy all that Provincetown has to offer. Each of our guest rooms at this Provincetown hotel includes a variety of deluxe amenities, including fireplaces, complimentary Wi-Fi and a delicious homemade breakfast every morning!