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Top bar recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“Tucked in the quiet east end, The Mews is open year round and has gluten free options. A must dine experience. As always, reservations are recommended. The Mews hosts a weekly Monday night open mic. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Hotel
“Get there around 5PM and enjoy the fading sun off the deck with really great cocktails. You'll feel the energy of a happy crowd of people enjoying Ptown and each other.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Upstairs at the bar is my favorite place to hang out, meet people and EAT!. Good views over the water.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very popular place in Provincetown. With three separate bars and a large club showing live music, cabernet and comedy shows. Always lively and sure for a memorable night. Did I mention that their bar opens out to a deck on the water!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“unique and innovative take on pub food. try their lamb burger with curry fries!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“One of Ptown's classic, legendary queer nightspots, it's actually three venues in one: Little Bar, Macho Bar, and the main House, which itself has up to six bars operating indoors and outdoors during the high summer season. A fun place to finish up a night on the town. Little Bar is a friendly pub without dancing, and Macho Bar (upstairs) is more of a men-only affair with adult film on the TVs and a more sexual vibe.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Food, open year round. Live music many nights. Naps has one of the best art collections in Provincetown. He will proudly tell you about Provincetown's artistic tradition. Part restaurant, part free art museum.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Harbor Lounge is a good place to stop for a drink as you start your night out. They don't serve food, so bear that in mind if you haven't had your dinner yet. It's a friendly scene with a chatty vibe. Tables and seating turn over pretty regularly as people move on. Enjoy the views of the harbor, especially in good weather, and take your drinks out onto the pier-like deck and enjoy the waning sunlight and sea breezes (very Instagram-friendly).”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great afternoon raw bar happy hour with $1 oysters and shrimp. For dinner, a reservation is recommended. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sister restaurant to Bubala's. You can park in their lots. Recognized for their large burger collection.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“My personal favorite. You can book your seats online. Bistro style, open kitchen, large wine list, water views with delicious food.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Parking. One of the few restaurants that actually has parking. The food is good but the real deal is the outdoor dining and the street scene. Burgers are inexpensive. Across the street is their sister restaurant (LOCAL 186) which is known for their various burger delicacies. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“When in Provincetown you must visit the Lobster Pot. Tourist from all corners of the world pour into this establishment. Right on the water, you can actually pick out the exact lobster you want to eat, and how you'd like it served (I recommend the baked stuffed lobster!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sit at the bar and enjoy the friendly bartender(s). If you are 4 or more get a table so you can converse more easily. Any of the tapas are great.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Enter through the Aquarium Mall food court and find an etertaining deck with a bar and adjacent oyster bar. Tent area and open air area with tables and umbrellas too. Belly up to the side of the deck with cocktails, seafood, or food from the food court. Kids welcome here to dine at a picic table, but it can be boysterous. Families lean toward the lower non-deck area with kids.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Inventive mixologists and equally creative food pairings make this a fun place for dinner or drinks for two or a small group. It can be pricey and hard to get a table some nights, but worth it.”
  • 6 locals recommend