Located just off Provincetown's picturesque Commercial Street, the A-House - as it is locally known - has long been one of the premier gay men's discos in town. It is open year-round and offers Friday theme parties. While both straight and gay people have been known to seek out The A-House for its dancing, the bar is definitely oriented to men. There is also the popular Little Bar that is open during the day for lunch or coffee.
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.
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.
One of New England's liveliest haunts, The Beachcomber is more than just good food and drinks. Located on Cahoon Hallow Beach, this is where you can enjoy a fine meal and drink with the view of the horizon. Find a table amidst the sandy shore, or head indoors for a quieter, more intimate experience. Take your pick from its seemingly limitless options of spirits and beers, or opt for one of the signature cocktails to get things started. The food menu comprises a choice of contemporary favorites, of which the Beachcomber Burger, Eastham Mussels and Swordfish Steak are not-to-be-missed. To top it all, live bands and DJs raise the energy levels, with a selection of classic and modern hits.
Standing by the Provincetown Bay, Mews delights with its delectable American fare served in a refined setting. The restaurant's expansive interiors are elegantly done up, with rich use of woods and contemporary lighting accents. Large windows offer excellent views of the harbor. The old-world wooden bar is a stylish place to imbibe on the extensive drinks menu. On offer is a diverse choice of New American favorites including Shaking Beef, Four Peppercorn Crusted Tuna, Veal Chop Scarpata and Almond Crusted Cod. The atmosphere is convivial and suited to business lunches and intimate dinners alike. Routinely host to celebrities, Mews is one of the most talked about restaurants in town.
Situated on the picturesque Provincetown Pier, Harbor Lounge is where one can enjoy a drink while watching the sun set over the horizon. Its large, wrap-around windows allows the place to be lit up by sunlight; which in turn creates the perfect beach-side atmosphere. Best known for its collection of premium and exclusive cocktails, no session lasts just a single round at this bar. Take your pick from their choice of rum, whiskey and brews, or opt for one of the signature concoctions, to sip on while you take in the breath-taking view of the turquoise sea.
As the name suggests, Local Break offers a refreshing break to those looking for local draft beers and some wholesome food. The creative cocktails and delicious home-made sangria served here are exceptional. The food menu features a contemporary twist on traditional American classics made with fresh and local ingredients. The restaurant also has a daily specials menu for those looking for something different. A spacious bar with tall chairs make the Local Break perfect for mingling with the locals and making new friends. The casual and inviting atmosphere of the bar along with friendly bartenders, are sure to make you stay for one more drink.
This restaurant and lounge offers Italian fare and fresh local seafood. Choices range from prime rib to lobster, Chicken Parmigiana to asparagus ravioli. They offer a full range of liquor, wine and beer. The staff is personable and attentive. The diverse clientele can enjoy a weekend lounge act that combines singing with a very sharp comedic tongue. Though the wait for a table can be up to an hour during summer, it is generally worthwhile. Try the fried calamari.
Set at the heart of Orleans, Mahoney's Atlantic is one of the best drinking and dining spots around town. Peppered with chic wooden tones, a high arched roof and cozy cubicles, this is an ideal place for a causal yet intimate meal and a round of drinks. Its menu is dominated by local-inspired dishes, with a selection of seafood and contemporary favorites. The popular Roasted Chicken, Blackened Salmon and Atlantic Steaming Bowl are not-to-be-missed, while the Sirloin Steak and Barbecued Ribs are also well-worth a shot. In addition, this place is also known for its signature cocktails, of which the Blue Lemon Drop, Pineapple Train Wreck and Goosed Ginger top the popularity list.
Hog Island Beer Co. is a beautiful beer garden near the shores at Orleans. The pub offers its finest and freshly brewed beer made in their own brewery. They have some signature beers that go down well with some comfort foodlike clam chowder and pretzels. Visit this picturesque place and enjoy your time relaxing while you sip on some fine bubbling beer.
Aqua Bar is a popular local waterside bar that's a great place to grab a few drinks and enjoy the Provincetown coastline. The bar serves delicious and refreshing signature cocktails, local and imported beers, fine wines, and spirits along with delicious snacks, and seafood preparations. The raw bar serves outstanding Oysters and should not be passed up on. Grab a seat on the patio as you sip on great drinks, fell the wind through your hair, and kick back and relax. There's almost nothing as good as this. When in the city, do stop by at the Aqua Bar, you won't regret it.