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 –
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.

Porchside Bar

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

The Vault

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

Tea Dance at the Boatslip

877-ptwonma –
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.


247 Commercial Street – 508-487-1430 –
Video Bar.


Masonic Place –   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


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

Paramount Dance Club

247 Commercial Street – 508-487-1430