It’s no secret that one of the best things to do in Provincetown is spending a night out on the town. With a wide variety of Provincetown bars and clubs to choose from, you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere to get a drink, meet other travelers, and experience P’town nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back meeting place or a late-night dance party, Provincetown nightlife has you covered. Most of the clubs are gay and lesbian, although there are a few places for straight people and everyone is welcome at all of the bars and clubs in town.
But, there is one thing you should know: Provincetown nightlife ends at 1 am. Although we may be one of the most liberal places on the face of the earth, we have the most conservative closing time. When the Provincetown bars close, however, the fun doesn’t stop. After leaving the bars, everyone converges on Spiritus Pizza. When you visit, you won’t have any trouble finding it. Just follow the flow of people. They’re all going to Spiritus. At this time of night, Provincetown closes the street and everyone hangs out for hours. It is a blast!
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Provincetown Bars Made for the Best Time
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 night out in P’town at any and all of the following bars and clubs:
Crown and Anchor
Crown and Anchor is a can’t-miss on any night out in Provincetown. It offers several venues under one roof and there is always something fun to do. The Cabaret Room is a great place to enjoy live shows including stand-up comics and, of course, a cabaret show. Paramount is another nightlife destination at Crown and Anchor. It is Provincetown’s largest waterfront nightclub and is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends. At The Vault, you’ll find one of the country’s best leather bars which hosts a variety of special events year-round.
During the day, you can also enjoy a fun afternoon or early-evening at Crown and Anchor. You and your friends can enjoy music and a cocktail at The Wave Bar. The Wave Bar features gorgeous waterfront views of the harbor and it has a pool deck perfect for relaxing in the sun!
Boatslip Beach Club
In the mood for a pre-dinner dance party? Head to the Boatslip Beach Club at 4 p.m. sharp for the Tea Dance, a classic Provincetown tradition. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m every day, the deck at the Boatslip transforms into a huge dance floor and plays host to one of the town’s largest outdoor dance parties. Typically, Tea Dances draw mainly men, but women do attend!
The Pied Bar
If you’re not ready to call it quits after the Tea Dance, head to the Pied Bar for the After-Tea T Party. From 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 pm, the Pied Bar keeps the dance party going. Then, after 10 p.m, it turns into a women’s club.
Another great women’s club in Provincetown is Sage Lounge. The bar and restaurant is a comfortable, laid-back area that serves excellent tapas fare, delicious cocktails, and a nice variety of craft beers. Another reason we recommend Sage Lounge? It’s also a women-owned inn, just like ours!
Like Crown and Anchor, the Atlantic House in Provincetown, MA offers several nightlife venues all in one place. This men’s club, sometimes called A-House, is home to a Dance Club that is open every night of the week. Atlantic House also has two other bars on site. The Little Bar is one of the oldest Provincetown bars and it’s a favorite among locals. At Atlantic House, you’ll also find Macho Bar, Provincetown’s original leather and Levi bar.
Harbor Lounge in Provincetown, MA is one of the best Provincetown bars to visit when you want to enjoy a fantastic cocktail on the water. This waterfront bar features great views of the Provincetown Harbor and it has its very own pier!
Aqua Bar is another great waterfront bar to visit. Like Harbor Lounge, Aqua Bar has great views of the harbor. In addition, however, Aqua Bar in Provincetown, MA has a wonderful outdoor patio that is perfect for enjoying a beautiful summer evening on Cape Cod.
The Squealing Pig
If you’re looking for a traditional Irish pub, head to The Squealing Pig. This bar and restaurant has a huge menu of delicious lunch and dinner options, plus an extensive list of microbrew bottled beer, draft beer, and more!
Governor Bradford is another fun bar and restaurant, with plenty of great entertainment. It features pool tables downstairs, live music, backgammon, chess and lively karaoke!
Tin Pan Alley
Another great place to go with live music entertainment is Tin Pan Alley. It is a great place to go for dinner. But, after you eat, stick around and enjoy a drink or two. You can enjoy a cocktail while listening to piano players, local talent, and guest performers.
Relax at Admiral’s Landing After a Night on the Town
No matter what time of year you visit, the Provincetown nightlife calendar is guaranteed to be full. After a night out, you’ll love returning to Admiral’s Landing to sleep soundly in our warm and cozy inn. And in the morning, you’ll wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast, perfect to fuel you for the day’s adventure. If you’re searching for the perfect place to stay during your visit to Cape Cod, look no further. Our 1860s bed and breakfast is centrally located, 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 more! Learn more about Admiral’s Landing. Then, contact us! We’d love to help you plan your next visit to Provincetown, MA!