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6 iconic Provincetown gay bars you must visit on your next trip

Giant pool party. Rainbow flags hang from balconies over the packed pool. Dozens of men socialize, swim and drink.

This coastal hotspot sitting at the very edge of Cape Cod, plays host to artists, city gays, and plenty of straight allies who want in on all the fun! The streets are crowded during the summer with visitors looking for that classic Provincetown summer experience.

Beach parties, clubs, and plenty of friendly faces flock to the sun-soaked fun of this New England getaway. Here are a few juicy joints to check out on your next vacation. 

LGBTQ+ institutions


Nightclub and leather bar 6 Masonic Pl #4 · Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-3169

For over 40 years, this beachfront gay club has welcomed huge crowds to dance the night away. Who doesn’t love a themed party with a bunch of sexy men? Known for superior DJ sets, sprawling dance floor, and engaging clientele, this is one of the most popular spots in P-Town.


The Paramount Club @ Crown & Anchor

Waterfront nightclub 247 Commercial St · Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1430

The jewel of the Crown & Anchor, the Paramount Club is the spot in P-Town for a wild night of dancing. Hosting some of the most popular LGBTQ+ icons and parties like Billy Porter and Horse Meat Disco, there is never a dull moment for locals and travelers alike. Folks love the themed events and bingo along with all the raunchiness that comes with them!

Boatslip Resort & Beach Club

Cape Cod LGBTQ+ party hotel 161 Commercial St · Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1669

Boatslip Resort & Beach Club is so much more than a bar, but we would be remiss not to include it on this list.

Get ready to rub some suntan lotion on a few smooth pecs while enjoying the stunning views at this quaint and welcoming beachfront stay.

Located in the heart of all the action, you’ll never be short of excitement and LGBTQ+ events! Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, you can still join the fun. The Boatslip Tea Dance is a must.

Calling all leather lovers!

Purgatory Gifford House

Like it rough? 11 Carver St · Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-8442

As the premiere leather bar in P-Town, Purgatory sees a lot of action. Popular with a silver-haired crowd, the themed nights are always popular and full of daddies and bears to play with. The bartenders are kind and welcoming, making it a great spot for even just a quick drink. 

The Vault

Dark & cruisy bar 247 Commercial St · Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1430

When you’re looking for some raunchy dark room play, head to The Vault. P-Town is known for attracting a wide array of folks with all different fetishes and kinks; at The Vault everyone is welcome to express themselves however they are most comfortable. From puppies and handlers to harness play, anything goes at this cruisy club. 

Get down and dirty

Macho Bar @ A-House

Above A-House 6 Masonic Pl #4 · Provincetown, MA 02657
((50) 8) -487-

Make sure to pack your leather and Levi’s! Macho bar is the dark sister to A-House, sitting above and caters to a cruisy crowd. Video screens play raunchy videos while the shirtless bartenders casually sling drinks for the kinky crowd. 

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