Skip to content

Best bars in Cape Cod

Store
$
“Best ice cream on the Cape - probably the entire world - trust me I tried a lot of them to come to this conclusion! Three locations - Orleans, Dennis, or Harwich. All open during summer, with Dennis location open through about the end of September. Must try Milky Way ice cream!!!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Nature
“The Cape Cod National Seashore includes nearly 40 miles (64 km) of seashore along the Atlantic-facing eastern shore in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Chatham. Great Beaches and a number of excellent bike trails accessible from the parking lot. Parking fee $20 until 4 pm.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“In Hyannis you can catch a ferry to either Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. Be sure to book ahead in the summer the boats do fill up quickly. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beach
“This is one of the top beaches on all of Cape Cod and it is only a 3 minute drive from your rental. Truly stunning beach with plenty of parking”
  • 30 locals recommend
Mini Golf
“Award winning mini golf course, gift shop and ice cream. A hit with the kids.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
$$
“Fun place for delicious Mexican food, outdoor seating to people watch on the main street of Falmouth. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Beach
“This is my favorite beach on the Cape! Arrive early to get parking. Enjoy waves washing ashore and sand bars exposed during low tide! Be sure to bring a bucket to collect some of the amazing rocks Nauset Beach offers - they come in all shades of gray - perfect to take home with you as a keepsake - place them in your favorite flower vase!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Music Venue
$$
“In 1950, the Cape Cod Music Circus (now the Cape Cod Melody Tent) became the third musical tent to open in the US. For over 60 years, the Cape Cod Melody Tent has been presenting world-class entertainment in scenic Hyannis. One of only two continuously-operated tent theatres in the round in the United States, the Melody Tent is owned and operated by the South Shore Playhouse Associates, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the arts, cultural and educational organizations throughout the communities of the South Shore and Cape Cod.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Food
“Great little vineyard and distillery. They host intimate concerts and events as well. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Theater
“The Cape Playhouse has a special place in American theatre history as the longest-running professional summer theater in the country. Referred to as the “Place Where Broadway Goes to Summer” by The New York Times, The Cape Playhouse has attracted a long litany of famous actors since its inception in 1927 including Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Olympia Dukakis, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Betty White, Gertrude Lawrence and Ginger Rogers to name a few. Recent productions include Judy Kuhn and Mary Testa in Steel Magnolias, Julia Murney in Gypsy and being named one of the 50 best theatres in America.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Outdoor dining and at night enjoy the fire pits. Homestyle food, great drinks friendly service awesome chowder”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$$
“Great atmosphere.... grab a cup of coffee to hang out at the place, or to go ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Beach
“The National Seashore takes up a large part of the "hook" at the end of P'town. Several beaches (Race Point and Herring Cove). Entry fees, reasonable. Nature center/tower over Race Point Beach. Lots of parking.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Food
$
“Iconic Cape Cod ice cream spot! there will be a line, but it'll be worth it! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“This is a locals spot- we always go here for special occasions. I absolutely love Mac's Shack for everything from draft beer and cocktails to sushi to fresh seafood. These folks know what they are doing and the atmosphere is impeccable. Sit inside or out- odds are, one of the waitstaff helping you is a local and a friend of mine. Great people, great food. Plus- they have Gluten Free options”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“American fare served alongside New & Old World wines in a Colonial setting with a fireplace.”
  • 24 locals recommend