Saturday, June 26, 2010

Admiral's Landing congratulates our past guest, Bob on winning the First Mate Contest, 2007



Most of the clubs are gay and lesbian, although there are a few places for straight people and everyone is welcome at all of the clubs.. First of all, Provincetown nightlife ends at 1 am (I’m not kidding). Although we may be one of the most liberal places on the face of the earth, we have the most conservative closing time. After the bars close everyone converges on Spiritus Pizza. Just follow the flow of people. They close the street and everyone hangs out for hours. Below are a selection of nightclubs, bars, cafes and lounges as well as entertainment.

Afternoon

Cover Charges at clubs vary depending on the night and time of year.

Tea Dance is a Provincetown Tradition. It starts at the Boatslip from 4-7 PM. There’s dancing inside and a large deck overlooking the beach that draws a crowd especially on July and August Weekends. For those that want to continue, there’s After Tea Tea at the Pied from 6-9:30 PM. It then turns back to being a women’s bar Cover charges vary from day to day at the above from $5-$10.

Tea Dances mainly draw men but some women do go.

Early Evening
The Porchside Bar at the Gifford House is a favorite meeting place as well as The Little Bar at the Atlantic House. There is also The Monkey Bar and Wave at the Crown. For women, there’s the Lobby Bar at Vixen.

Women’s Clubs
There’s the Pied after 10pm, and Vixen where you’ll find a dance club, entertainment in the early evening and a large bar with pool tables.

Leather
The Vault at the Crown, the Macho Bar, upstairs at the A-House are the main haunts. You’ll find a good crowd there on any night after 11 pm in the high season. On weekends there can be lines to get in since they fill to capacity.
The Vault moves to Paramount for At Large Leather Parties (check their site for dates).
Purgatory
has Leather night on Sundays.

Men’s Clubs
The Atlantic House (The A-House) has been The dance club for years. There is also an outside area since it gets really crowded on the dance floor. There are theme parties every Friday night but don’t feel you have to dress for the party — only a handful usually do except on major holidays such as the 4th of July and Carnival.

Paramount at the Crown has State of the art light and sound. You can also sit outside by the pool if you want some fresh air and some new scenery. Purgatory downstairs at the Gifford House also has a dance bar Wave at the Crown is a video bar with pool tables. A casual hangout anytime of day.

Women & Men: Clubs
Everyone is welcome at any of the above clubs. For those looking for a straight club, there's the Governor Bradford. They have pool tables downstairs, live music, backgammon, chess and a restaurant. The Pig is also very popular.

Many of the restaurants have casual bars where one can hang out once the dinner crowd is finished. The Commons has a nice outdoor area with great frozen drinks. The Mews also has a bar in their café upstairs. The Monkey Bar has become a popular hangout. The Landmark has a bar with a piano player on many nights as does the Lobby Bar at the Gifford House.

Yes, the clubs close at 1am but it's not the end of the night...

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3 comments:

Jabacue said...

We hope to get back this summer sometime. Got to remember Spiritus Pizza....sounds great!

Stew said...

What, are you on the tourism board?
We stayed at the Brass Key and after a night of partying at the clubs that you've got here, we came back to the guesthouse to find that the Shipwreck Lounge was PACKED! We had to fight the crowd to get through to the gate to the private courtyard. It was then pretty kewl to hang out in the pool relaxing and showing off a little skin as hundreds of people were dancing and partying 100 feet away.

Coop said...

Some day I'll get to Provincetown.

I'm open to new things :)