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Nightlife and Bars

Provincetown’s gay bars and clubs provide will keep you entertained all day and night with a variety of options from the world famous Tea Dance at the Boatslip in the afternoon to the “Pizza Dance” in Commercial Street when the bars close at 1 a.m.

Shipwreck Lounge

10 Carver Street – 508-487-9005 – ptownlounge.com The Shipwreck Lounge is the most popular gay bar/lounge in Provincetown.  This upscale and sophisticated space is located at the Brass Key Guesthouse. It features warm wood tones, a large indoor fireplace, cool outdoor fire pit and comfortable barrel chairs. It is the perfect spot for a drink and conversation.

Tea Dance at the Boatslip

877-ptwonma – www.boatslipresort.com Ptown’s legendary gay Tea Dance daily in the summer from 4 to 7 pm overlooking Provincetown harbor.   This is a “don’t miss” event.


Masonic Place – www.ahouse.com   Very popular. Year-round complex of three bars in a 1700s inn, catering to most tastes or fetishes: Dance Bar seafarer-themed disco with DJ; Little Bar a quaint, smaller bar; and upstairs Macho Bar for the male leather crowd.


Dance bar with beachfront deck. Home of the After-T Dance. A strong lesbian following www.piedbar.com


Basement bar featuring theme nights throughout the week. Very popular leather Sunday night event. 11 Carver. www.giffordhouse.com

Porchside Bar

9 Carver Street – The Porchside Lounge at The Gifford House Lobby Piano Bar


247 Commercial Street – 508-487-1430 –  www.onlyatthecrown.com Video Bar

Paramount Dance Club

247 Commercial Street – 508-487-1430 www.onlyatthecrown.com

The Vault

247 Commercial Street – 508-487-1430 – onlyatthecrown.com/vault The Vault is a favorite of the leather, uniform and bear crowds.