Management at this casual eatery understands that most patrons prefer outdoor seating, so the decks are chock-full of tables overlooking the harbor. This establishment has two large bars and lounges and three dining areas. Watch the Nantucket ferries come and go as you try the lobster roll, the rich and creamy clam chowder or abundant sandwiches. Heartier fare complements the evening menu. Tugboat's is a great refuge, even on rainy days. A popular nightspot, head for the tiny upstairs bar where folks at the bar swill tropical drinks to music with a Caribbean beat.
Flying Bridge is a particularly appropriate name for this longtime Falmouth favorite because, like the flying bridge on a boat, the dining room offers a wide open view of the harbor and ocean beyond. Falmouth's Inner Harbor is one of the busiest on the Cape, so there's plenty of action to watch from a seat on the outside deck. In addition to its large dining room, there are also several intimate cocktail lounges. Talented local bands rock the house several nights a week during summer months.
When you're on Martha's Vineyard and craving a pint, stop by the Offshore Ale Company for a locally-brewed beer and a bite to eat. The menu features all sorts of pub favorites like seafood, burgers and pizza, including a never-ending supply of peanuts. There's always live music and special events, so check out their schedule for the latest goings-on. Don't forget to toss those peanut shells directly on the floor - it's encouraged!
The readers of the Vineyard Gazette have named the Newes the best bar and pub on the island. The nautical theme brings you back to the 1700s and the charm of seafaring days. The room is dark and the main lighting source is the lanterns and the fireplace. The menu includes typical pub fare: tasty burgers, French fries, chicken wings and other appetizers abound. A friendly staff is willing to help you decide from the long list of microbrews and wine offerings on offer. This place gets quite crowded and children are welcome. Located next to the beautiful Kelley House.
An island institution, famous for its harbor views from its glassed-in dining room and upstairs decks, and for its seafood chili, a spicy assortment of shellfish in a thick stock. Most entrees are classic seafood dishes—reasonably priced by island standards—though meat and chicken are also served. Native Menemsha lobster is a specialty. There is an upstairs pub with a lighter menu and nightly entertainment. The restaurant, located next to Memorial Wharf, remains open through mid-October and is a popular island establishment.
One side of this landmark is an old-fashioned restaurant complete with high-backed booths and red carpeting. The other side features a huge bar and room to mingle. The food is good in either venue. Steak, seafood and chowder are staples in the dining room, while lighter fare is the norm at the bar, where the focus is more on drinking. Cape Cod restaurants come and go, but this popular spot, especially at night, remains a fun place to grab a bite or share a drink with friends.
Sam Diego's Mexican Cookery and Bar offers a quirky ambiance inspired by Mexican festivals. Eye-catching art, bull head masks, cacti and tropical plants set the mood for the meal. The spicy dishes are complemented by drinks like coconut and watermelon margaritas.
This is an exclusive lounge dedicated to savoring and smoking cigars. This place provides the perfect avenue to puff a cigar and enjoy a relaxed drink. You will find a variety of cigars and a full liquor menu with cognacs, wines and liqueurs to enjoy. The main lounge also has a huge television set, DVDs, books, magazines and indoor games.
One of the most popular watering holes in the area, emBargo always guarantees a night of fun and excitement. Dimly-lit, covered in rich polished wood tones and packed with a lively atmosphere, this place is perfect for a round of drinks with your friends after a busy day. Its well-stocked bar boasts an impressive selection of premium spirits and local brews, but it's their signature cocktails that steal the show. Their signature martini's and concoctions like the Bubble Trouble, Night Fever and Tummy Tuck are certain to make any drinking session stretch beyond a single round.
With a lively atmosphere, eclectic decor and pocket-friendly prices, Quarter Deck is a great place to come in for a pint. Play a couple of games at their pool tables or change up the numbers on their jukebox.