Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Oak & Ember Whiskey Bar & Grill680 Falmouth Rd, Mashpee
2. The Box Office Bistro2642 Main St, South Chatham
3. emBargo453 Main St, Hyannis
4. Pain D'Avignon15 Hinckley Rd, Hyannis
5. Chatham Bars Inn297 Shore Rd, Chatham
6. Chart Room1 Shipyard Lane, Cataumet
7. The Beachcomber1120 Cahoon Hollow Road, Wellfleet
8. Harbor Lounge359 Commercial St, Provincetown
9. Mahoney's Atlantic28 Main St, Orleans
10. Mooncussers Tavern86 Sisson Road, Harwich Port
11. The Ocean House425 Old Wharf Rd, Dennis Port
Oak & Ember is a Southern steakhouse with a kicked-up whiskey program. Chase your meat-laden entree with more than 140 options of firewater.
Run by two LA ex-pats, The Box Office Bistro will stuff you full of pizza, treat you to around 60 varieties of beers (not all at once -- easy, tiger), and also let you rent a DVD to "watch" as you nap off all of that pizza and beer back at the beach house.
emBargo is a hip, swanky spot that's a perfect place to bring a date for some tapas, sushi, and signature martinis (20 types!).
Having evolved from a bakery into a full-service French bistro, Pain D’Avignon has an impressive (mostly French) wine list, sandwiches, heartier dinner entrees, and a solid craft beer list as well.
Hop onto CBI's outdoor deck area with fantastic views of the beach, and enjoy something funky from their cocktail list, like the Shark Bite (light rum, crème of coconut, pineapple juice, Monin Blue, grenadine splash, candy shark garnish).
Inside the Kingman Yacht Center, The Chart Room has been the go-to spot for visitors and locals since 1966 -- grab a chair on their deck, order up a beer or cocktail, and enjoy the friendly vibe.
This spot has been a Cape institution for over 50 years, and is actually considered to be within the protected Cape Cod National Seashore -- so you'll never have to worry about being able to enjoy cheap, quality drinks right on the shore.
With a fantastic deck and harbor views, Harbor Lounge (aptly named!) is the perfect spot to grab a drink with some friends or a date at sunset.
Mahoney's will offer you both sumptuous seafood and classy libations in a swank atmosphere -- try a Meet Your Maker Manhattan (Maker’s, calvados Pays d’Auge, Peychaud's orange bitters) and, if you're hungry, an Atlantic Steaming Bowl -- that's Portuguese bouillabaisse studded with littlenecks, mussels, scallops, shrimp, haddock, and squid swimming in tomato saffron broth along with some thin-as-can-be pasta.
Whether it's tapas and wine, or burgers and beer, you'll be able to find something you want at Mooncussers -- especially if you want a martini, of which they have 15 signature varieties.
You're going to enjoy yourself whether you're inside at the bar/dining room or kicking back outside on the deck/patio, because the scene is always rocking and rolling with live music, good grub, and generous pours.