Bars in Cape Cod

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In Cape Cod, there are places that have titles like “olde” in the name, as in “ye olde”—and not ironically: these institutions were built at a time w... Read More

In Cape Cod, there are places that have titles like “olde” in the name, as in “ye olde”—and not ironically: these institutions were built at a time when old really was spelled with an “e.” Sure, there are elegant cocktail bars at hotels like the Chatham Bars Inn and the Wequassett, but in the Cape it’s all about keeping it real. That means heading out to a dive bar like Land Ho! in Orleans or the Chatham Squire, or going to the Beachcomber, an open-air spot cooled by the sea breezes. For the best sunset on the Cape, the place to be is the Chart Room in Cataumet. No matter where you’re staying, it’s worth the drive.

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  • Beachcomber

    Locals affectionately call this bar the “Combah.” It is a stunner, set right on top of giant dunes in a 100-year-old former U.S. lifesaving station.... Read More

  • Chatham Squire

    If you’re in the mood for a pint and live music, head to this gritty nightspot decorated with license plates from around the world. Local bands perform... Read More

  • Harbor Lounge

    This spectacular seaside bar in Provincetown offers two places to toast the sunset: a glassed-in space with views of the bay and a breezy deck that... Read More

  • O'Shea's Olde Inne

    This Irish pub with beers on tap and traditional stews on the menu feels like it could be in Dublin. There is live music every night, and on Sundays,... Read More

  • The Chart Room Restaurant

    To watch the sunset with a glass of wine in hand, head to the Chart Room Restaurant, a simple seafood haunt hidden away in a marina in Cataumet, where... Read More

  • The Land Ho!

    Signs from local businesses line the wooden bar at this dive in the center of Orleans. There’s also a small room called the Captain Abbott Walker bar,... Read More

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