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The Best 10 Places to Grab a Cocktail on Cape Cod

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Looking for a place to enjoy an afternoon drink? The Cape offers many great places from Bourne to Provincetown and everywhere in between. While there are lots of good restaurants around Cape Cod, there are also numerous noteworthy places to enjoy a refreshing cocktail after a day in the sun. Here is a list of our favorites.

  1. Ocean House Beachside, Dennis Port

This vibrant bar is a great place to enjoy an ocean-front dining and a cocktail. It’s difficult to match the panoramic ocean views the Ocean House has to offer no wonder OpenTable named it as one of the “top 100 most scenic restaurants” in the U.S.. Whether you want a frozen mudslide or just a fancy martini, this is the best spot for you! The Ocean House offers inside and outside dining with stunning views of Nantucket Sound.


  1. Beachcomber, Wellfleet

The Beachcomber has been a must-visit summer destination for surfers, families, beach-goers, and music lovers for more than 50 years! The live music, cool cocktails, fantastic food, stunning scenery, and friendly atmosphere create an oasis in Wellfleet at Cahoon Hollow beach. Whether you’re young or old, sun goddess or night owl – or anyone in between – you’re welcome here. So get to the Beachcomber and try some of their staple cocktails like Goombay Smash, Drink the Pink, or our favorite Frozen Mudslides.

  1. Beach House at Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham

Located just a short walk from the Inn on Chatham’s famous Shore Road, you don’t want to miss these views. Enjoy an assortment of drinks in Adirondack chairs with a seaside breeze, fishing boats passing by, and the sun setting beautifully over the Atlantic Ocean. Try one of their signature cocktails like Cape Crambe or Salted Watermelon Margarita.

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  1. Aqua Bar, Provincetown

This lively bar is located on the vibrant Commercial Street overlooking Cape Cod Bay. You can’t go wrong with this scenic spot. Take a seat on their beautiful waterfront deck bar, while sipping on colorful cocktails and enjoy the magnificent views of the Bay! Try their famous Mojitos or The Dockside and Jolly Rancher cocktails.


  1. Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge, Sandwich

Ideally located at the Sandwich Marina this it’s a great place to relax and watch the tugboats, fishing boats and sailboats cruise through the canal. Their specious outdoor patio and Adirondack chairs are the perfect places to sip on their Tipsy pineapple drink, and refreshing cocktails, or grab a drink from their fully stocked bar.

  1. Sand Bar at West Dennis Beach, West Dennis

This beach bar is a laid-back spot for refreshing summer cocktails famous for “The Big Three Drinks.” Pick from their delicious Painkiller, Mojito, or Mudslide and join them for lawn games, beautiful views of the marsh and river of West Dennis Beach, sunset cocktails, live music, and late-night fun!

  1. Lobster Trap, Bourne

A great place to stop on the way to Chatham and enjoy a lobster roll and a cocktail. What a great way to start your vacation! They are famous for their specialty cocktails, like the Island Blush, Poi Dog, and the Painkiller, stop by the next time you’re passing through Bourne.


  1. Pate’s, Chatham

Pate’s is home to a unique list of specialty cocktails, developed by Jamie Edwards. Take a seat at the spacious bar and enjoy made from scratch libations, local craft beers, or a glass of wine from their sommelier-curated list. You can also enjoy their full menu at the bar and drinks are available until close. We love their Espresso Martini, P-Town Peach, and Cape Crush Cocktails. Don’t forget to try their amazing new dessert menu!

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  1. Harbor Lounge, Provincetown

With walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, there are exquisite views in three directions at this waterfront bar. Built on a pier that stretches over the water, the bar offers a casual, relaxing vibe, with leather seating and multiple sofas that invite you to linger with a sunset drink before heading to dinner.

  1. The Outer Bar & Grill at Wequassett Resort, Harwich

This beautiful bar overlooks Pleasant Bay and Eastward Ho! Golf Club. The semicircle open-air bar is intimate, with only a dozen seats and a handful of high-top tables, but there isn’t a seat without a view. Caribbean-influenced cocktails, including the Lavender Lemonade, the Strawberry Basil Breeze, and the Coconut Mojito, aptly fit the atmosphere.

After enjoying a delicious meal and tasty cocktail, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest and sleep. Luckily for you, we know just the perfect place. The Old Harbor Inn offers the best of Cape Cod’s charm and modern comfort. You’ll love the beautiful décor of our rooms and high-end amenities, including luxury bath products, soft towels, and heavenly mattresses. When you wake up in the morning, follow the smell of freshly brewed coffee and join us for a mouthwatering, homemade breakfast.

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