Bars in Nantucket

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Nantucket’s nightlife scene is more similar to the Hamptons than it is to neighboring Cape Cod. But for visitors unconcerned with the price tag, ther... Read More

Nantucket’s nightlife scene is more similar to the Hamptons than it is to neighboring Cape Cod. But for visitors unconcerned with the price tag, there’s no better place to enjoy a night out on the town. Nantucket’s hottest bars all offer amazing food—visitors can pair a martini at Ventuno’s with antipasti or head to Nautilus’ chic bar to enjoy inventive cocktails and small plates.

As fun as it is to mingle in downtown Nantucket, low-key joints like Millie’s in Madaket still hold their own in the minds of visitors. As it gets closer to midnight, tourists and locals flock to the dive the Chicken Box to drink cheap beer and dance to live music until closing at 1 a.m.

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  • Bar at Galley Beach

    A venerable, family-owned restaurant since 1958, the Galley—where untold numbers of Nantucketers have celebrated their anniversary dinners—is the... Read More

  • Chicken Box

    Known simply as "The Box" to islanders, this famous dive bar is as much a local watering hole as it is a tourist destination. The Chicken Box draws huge... Read More

  • Cisco Brewers

    This cluster of buildings on the way to Cisco Beach is home base to Nantucket's local brewery and spirits producers. It's easy to get there, with... Read More

  • Millie's

    Madaket Millie's is always packed in the summer—and for good reason. With ample bar stools, friendly bartenders, and the best views of the sunset, this... Read More

  • Summer House Beachside Bistro Bar

    The Summer House is an island establishment with both a formal restaurant and a relaxed bistro adjacent to the beach. The bistro's bar is 'Sconset's... Read More

  • The Nautilus

    This newish bar and restaurant is known for its eclectic menu, with an Asian interpretation of local ingredients served tapas style. Their spin on local... Read More

  • Ventuno's Back Bar

    Behind Ventunos, the stately former home and now restaurant on Federal Street, is a relaxed back patio. Under their trellis of vines, you can sip on a... Read More

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