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Gayborhood’s guide to gay Provincetown: Where to have fun in P-Town
Provincetown, with its diverse playground and its welcoming community, attracts a mix of gay and straight visitors. A heaven for writers, artists, and open-minded people since the 1960s, P-Town has become a gay resort extraordinaire, where gay couples walk hand-in-hand without being looked at and straights rub shoulders with queers and drag queens at parties and different events.
As a city that embraces LGBTQ subculture and welcomes gay travelers from all over the world, Provincetown has a plenty of entertainment options to offer, varying from drag acts to lesbian shows. You won’t have to look for the gayborhood because almost every bar in town is gay-friendly, and drag karaoke and other gayish events are hosted regularly. Commercial Street is the gay scene oasis, where you will find the majority of gay bars and clubs located within walking distance from one another.
But there are other things to do in P-Town, besides partying. There are numerous art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, souvenir shops, and many others, most of them nested along Commercial Street. For nature lovers, there are sunny beaches, nature trails, walking tours, bird watching, and bike trails.
Provincetown is a place where the gay community is accepted and celebrated, where it is so normal being gay that it almost feels like they are the majority.
With a history that dates back to 1798, Atlantic House, also known as A-House, is considered to be the oldest gay in the country and the first gay dance club in Provincetown. Even today, despite it being so old, A-House remains one of the most popular and hooping gay venues in P-Town. The complex consists of the Little Bar, which is a cruise bar with a Jukebox, The Macho Bar – a place of gathering for leather and Levi’s fans – and the Big Room – Provicetown’s number one dance club.
Friendly bartenders mix up cocktails during the day as patrons relax at Wave’s Bar waterfront pool deck, enjoying the fantastic harbor view. During the night, DJ Chris Racine starts spinning and the crowd starts partying. Check out their wildly popular “Retro Active Video Lounge” nights and screen musical nights.
PiedBar is the longest-running lesbian bar in Provincetown and one of the most popular gay venues in the country. Although billed as a place for women to gather and have fun, the bar welcomes anyone and the crowd is quite mixed. Their nightly after-teas-dance parties are a good reason to socialize and taste some of the P-town’s lesbian life.
Bubala’s by the Bay
Located on Commercial Street, Bubala’s is a neighborhood institution, serving fantastic food and fun atmosphere for decades. Boasting a stunning view of the harbor and featuring an outdoor patio and an indoor dining room and bar, Bubala’s is a local favorite.
The Monkey Bar
With friendly bartenders, a fun atmosphere, and great Martinis, The Monkey Bar is a great place to go for drinks and a good time.
Café Heaven is a popular P-town eatery on Commercial Street. The place is famous for its breakfast, which apparently is a must-try while cruising through Provincetown. Get here before the place gets crowded to enjoy delicious pancakes, seasoned with fruit toppings, tasty omelets, and freshly baked bread.
Bayside Betsy’s is one of P-Town’s best waterfront restaurants. With an ever-changing menu, dazzling view, a nice welcoming atmosphere, and cute waiters, there are plenty of reasons to eat at this gay-friendly venue.
Set in idyllic scenery, overlooking the beautiful beach and harbor, Aqua Bar is one of the most romantic bars in the entire town. Come here for incredible sunsets followed by a taste of delicious sushi and a sip of strong cocktails.
White Porch Inn
White Porch Inn is a gay owned and operated art hotel in the center of Provincetown. Their recently renovated and beautiful decorated rooms feature private bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, and other facilities. The hotel regularly hosts art installations, known as In(n) Art.
Beaconlight Guest House
Conveniently located within walking distance of both East & West ends of town, Beaconlight Guest House is a gorgeous Victorian Bed & Breakfast, offering a stunning view of the town, the ocean, and Long Point lighthouse. Some of the facilities offered by Beaconlight Guest House include outdoor hot tubs, decks and gardens, an amazing 360-degree panoramic roof top view, and continental breakfast bar. The venue also features one of the largest 3D floor roof decks in Provincetown.
Elegant, harmonious, and unusual, WA is a store specialized in Asian antiques, decorative accessories, and furniture. It’s a place that blends various types of products, from different cultures and that provides unique items for your home, garden, and soul.
For more than 35 years, BODYBODY has been Provincetown’s go-to place for men’s fashion and swimwear. Located on bustling Commercial Street, within walking distance from most bars and restaurants, the multi-brand store offers a wide selection of trendy menswear and accessories.
The Lobster Pot
Famous for its seafood, The Lobster Pot is a P-Town tradition and a must-visit. Dine in either of their two waterfront dining rooms to enjoy the breathtaking view of Provincetown harbor. The venue is open from the beginning of April through the end of November.
The Mews Restaurant and Café
Established as an eating and drinking joint more than 50 years ago, The Mews Restaurant and Café is one of Provincetown’s most popular gathering spots. Set in a romantic environment, over viewing the beach, The Mews allures it guests with great food and service and the largest vodka collection in New England.
Patio American Grill & Cocktail Bar is the go-to place if you want to enjoy inspired New England cuisine in a casual and chic atmosphere. A new addition to P-Town’s tradition, Patio offers a new spin on fresh local seafood. A lovely hangout, you can come here to have one of their famous martinis and Mojitos or a glass of wine.
Every year, beginning the second weekend of July, Provincetown welcomes bears from all over the country to their annual celebration of bears. You don’t have to be a bear to attend Bear Week as their main criterion isn’t the thickness of your body hair, but your friendliness and your mood. Numerous events and bear parties are held throughout the week.
Jonathan Williams Salon and Spa
Whether you want to get a haircut, manicure, pedicure, massage, wax, or tan, Jonathan Williams Salon and Spa is the place to go. A gay-friendly staff will delight you with exquisite body treatments.
Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Harbor Hotel Provincetown offers excellent accommodation in a historic setting. The modern rooms are decorated in bright colors and include a refrigerator, coffee making facilities, and flat screen TVs. They also have an outdoor pool with a poolside bar and a lounge where you can eat, drink, and relax.
West End Salon and Spa
Located in the heart of Provincetown, on Commercial Street, West End Salon and Spa is an award winning salon dedicated to taking care of locals and tourists together.
141 Bradford Natural Market
Bradford Natural Market is P-Town’s go-to place for organic products, fresh baked goods, and all things natural. Located in the heart of Provincetown, the Market also features a kitchen, a hot bar, an organic juice bar and a café.
Provincetown manages to satisfy every taste and need – from leather daddy joints to sports bars and go-go boys/girls trendy venues, there is something for everyone. So, what’s the best gay hot spot in Provincetown?