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Best Cocktail Bars in Provincetown

There's no shortage of places to grab a drink in Provincetown, with its hopping nightlife scene and waterfront bars. Much of the fun of this LGBT-friendly community is found in the summertime nightlife scene, when people of all types head to Commercial Street to mingle. Whether you're looking for a pre-dinner drink, happy hour, or a nightcap or two, these cocktail bars in Provincetown deliver a well-mixed cocktail served up with that Cape Cod beach town vibe.

The Canteen | 225 Commercial St, Provincetown | (508) 487-3800

We love this casual waterfront bar for much more than its drinks—its lunch and dinner menus always deliver up what we're craving. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink overlooking the water or the street, with outside seating options for both. The cocktails are simple and use interesting ingredients like dill aquavit in the Bloody Mary and a Negroni made with white port. Definitely make The Canteen part of your P'town cocktail hour.

Patio | 328 Commercial Street Provincetown | (508) 487-4003

With a name like Patio, you know this restaurant has a great one. It's the perfect spot to sip on sangria and watch the crowds go by. Patio bartenders are known for their mojitos—the menu offers 12 different varieties from fresh ginger to sparkling with Prosecco. The other cocktail selections tend more towards flavored vodkas and fruity cosmo variety, which we never mind on a hot summer P'town night.

Shipwreck Lounge | 0 Carver St, Provincetown | (508) 487-9005

With its fireplaces and lounge furniture, the Shipwreck Lounge is a great place to get cozy by the fire at the beginning of end of your evening. An outdoor firepit also makes for a lively hang on summer nights. The craft cocktail menu offers up fun choices like the basil gin smash and an elderflower sidecar. Keep an eye out for the two bar cats that give the Shipwreck Lounge its quirky P'town charm.