The Top Beach Bars on Cape Cod

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What makes a good beach bar? Well, for starters, there must be outdoor seating. Views of the water are also required. And finally, reasonably priced drinks are a great perk. Here are some of the best finds on Cape Cod, a quintessential New England beach town.

The Beachcomber

Bar, Seafood

Beachcomber is a local favorite that rests on a gorgeous beach. Spend the day in the sun and come up to the bar for fresh seafood, a pint, and to listen to live music (there’s a band or DJ there practically every night of the week).

Chapin's Fish & Chips and Beach Bar

Bar, American

Chapin’s Fish & Chips and Beach Bar is not actually on the beach, but it does have a great outdoor patio with a bar. Stop in for classic seafood like fish and chips or a lobster roll, and enjoy yourself in the sun. They often have live music and great cocktails, and are a short drive or 10-minute walk from the beach in Dennis Port.

Ocean House Beach Bar

Bar, American

The Ocean House Beach Bar is a new bar also in Dennis Port on Cape Cod. However, this spot is much more modern and stylish than the no-frills Chapin’s. Dress up for a night out here and watch the sunset over Nantucket Sound. Located right on the water, you can enjoy views while you sip specialty cocktails or watch a sport’s game on their two outdoor plasma televisions. Try the frozen mudslide, mojito, or the aptly-named Beach Bum.

Chatham Bars Inn

Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Seafood

Chatham Bars Inn is a stunning historic hotel on Cape Cod. Stylish and modern in a classy Cape Cod kind-of-way, the inn is also open to visitors who are not staying on the premises to eat and drink at one of their many venues. Try out the Beach House, The Sacred Cod, or The Veranda for a drink and then sit down and enjoy the spectacular ocean views. Some of the fan-favorite drinks are the Shark Bite and the Cape Cod Margarita.

Quahog Republic: Waterfront Eatery

Bar, Seafood

Quahog Republic has a few locations throughout Cape Cod, but every spring through fall, they open up their Waterfront Eatery. Stop by for one of their infamous Bloody Mary’s (complete with bacon, olives, and the like), and try out their Monsta lobster roll. There’s also a raw bar, outdoor dining, and live music on Sundays. Enjoy the dog days of summer at this bar with a lively vibe and water views.

The Chart Room

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, American

The Chart Room is the perfect post-work, happy hour and Saturday night entertainment hangout. With outdoor seating and harbor views in Cataumet, it’s an ideal bar for relaxing during the summer season. On the weekends, stop by the lively establishment to watch a breathtaking, colorful sunset over the water and then head indoors for music in the piano bar.

The Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, American

The Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge serves up great cocktails, seafood, and steaks overlooking the Sandwich Marina. Stop by to visit their fantastic raw bar and enjoy the relaxed environment with friends or family. Enjoy the stunning water views of the Cape Cod canal at the outdoor bar with a drink in hand. Their lobster roll sandwich is filled to the brim with lobster meat on fresh bread and their crab cakes makes for a great appetizer to share.
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