Home to beautiful ponds, lighthouses, quaint villages, and seafood delicacies, Cape Cod is a popular summer destination in Massachusetts. Travelers looking to relax and sunbathe will find miles and miles of dune-filled beaches along the Cape Cod National Seashore. For those looking for a little bit more outdoor adventure, Cape Cod has hiking and cycling trails galore. Other popular landmarks include the Pilgrim Monument, which offers sweeping views of the city, the Nauset and Race Point lighthouses, and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, a tribute to JFK and his family. If, however, you’re looking for some fun stuff to do once the sun sets, or you want to live like the locals, here are some of the best things to do at night in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
1. Drink beer and cocktails at Seaside Pub On Main
There’s no better way to get a real feel of the local vibe than at a local pub, and Seaside Pub On Main is an excellent choice. The tavern has a low-key atmosphere and welcomes guests every evening between 5 pm and 6 pm with appetizer specials for 5 USD each. Their menu also includes gluten-free options, soups, salads, but also a variety of seasoned fries, pizza, burgers, tacos, seafood, and more. The meals go great with one of their cocktails, whether it’s a martini, a glass of wine, or one of their specialty cocktails.
Seaside Pub On Main
Address: 615 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Website: Seaside Pub On Main
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 12:45am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 12:45am
2. Sing karaoke at Cape Cod's Irish Pub
Join the locals in a fun night of singing, dancing, and drinking at the Cape Cod’s Irish Pub. The drinks are affordable, and people come to listen to live cover bands, dance to DJ tunes, and sing karaoke. No matter when you decide to join the fun, there’s always something going on. Every year, for example, the pub hosts a road race, while Thirsty Thursdays are all about cool margaritas.
Cape Cod's Irish Pub
Address: 126 Main St, West Harwich, MA 02671
Website: Cape Cod’s Irish Pub
3. Watch cabaret at Post Office Cafe & Cabaret
If you’re looking for a different way to explore and experience the Cape Cod nightlife, check out one of the hottest spots in town, the Post Office Café & Cabaret. They have a restaurant downstairs, and cabaret shows are performed upstairs. They are available for breakfast and lunch too, but dinner is when things get interesting, and you can enjoy one of their awesome shows. Their menu includes all kinds of funny names, and they serve anything from hangover remedies like a delicious Post Office Bloody Mary or a Mango Mimosa, but also a long list of omelets, specials, lobster, pancakes, and more.
Post Office Cafe & Cabaret
Address: 303 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Website: Post Office Cafe & Cabaret
Opening hours: 8am - 11pm
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4. Catch a movie at Regal Cinemas Cape Cod Mall 12
Nothing speaks relaxation better than a laid-back evening at the movies. When in Cape Cod, make sure you check out the Regal Cinemas Cape Cod Mall 12, where you can see a variety of movies, including IMAX, 4DX, RPX, and ScreenX. People can come here to watch family-friendly movies, Bollywood movies, and also the latest releases. Don’t forget to check their specials and promotions.
Regal Cinemas Cape Cod Mall 12
Address: 793 MA-132, Hyannis, MA 02601
Website: Regal Cinemas Cape Cod Mall 12
5. Dine American delicacies at Brazilian Grill
Brazilian Grill in Cape Cod prides itself with offering guests the best Brazilian steakhouse experience in the northeast. The family-owned restaurant serves authentic homemade recipes from southern Brazil, passed from generation to generation. The main attraction is the traditional Brazilian barbecue, Churrasco a Rodizio, but other dishes guests will find on the menu include salads, hot dishes, finger-licking desserts, and delicious cocktails.
Address: 680 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Website: Brazilian Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm
6. Play a round of golf at Twin Brooks Golf Course
If you’re looking for an alternative to sunbathing and practicing water sports on sunny days, golfing could be a fun activity. The Twin Brooks Golf Course is an excellent choice; it is open to the public, and it has some of the top-rated courses in the state.
Twin Brooks Golf Course
Address: 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA 02601
Website: Twin Brooks Golf Course
Opening hours: 7am - 8pm
7. Enjoy shopping at Cape Cod Mall
While men spend the day golfing, it’s time for the ladies to go on a shopping spree at Cape Cod Mall. Their list of brands is quite extensive, and they have lots of entertainment options too, whether it’s the movie theater, the kids’ rides or the game shop.
Cape Cod Mall
Address: 769 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601
Website: Cape Cod Mall
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm
8. Laugh out loud in a comedy show at Barnstable Comedy Club Inc
It is said that a day without laughter is a day wasted. So make your days count while in Cape Cod. Head over to Barnstable Comedy Club Inc. for a good laugh. Generally, they produce a musical and three plays every season, but they also hold a lot of events throughout the year, so make sure you check their schedule.
Barnstable Comedy Club Inc
Address: 3171 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630
Website: Barnstable Comedy Club Inc
9. Go bowling at Ryan Family Amusements
If you’re traveling in a larger group, spending a night out bowling can be a fun idea. Ryan Family Amusements has several locations in Cape Cod, so you’re likely to find a bowling lane for the group. Here, they also have arcade games and feature 35 of the coolest video games in the state.
Ryan Family Amusements
Address: 441 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601, USA
Website: Ryan Family Amusements
Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)
Price: 30 USD per lane per hour
10. Hit the bull's eye at Cape Gun Works
Another fun thing to do at night in Cape Cod is to go hit the bull’s eye at Cape Gun Works. They have lots of courses and workshops and organize events like ladies night. They offer a unique and entertaining experience but also focus on the educational side of things. There is no need to make an appointment, but shooters should be 10 years or older, and if they’re under 21, they must be accompanied by an adult.
Cape Gun Works
Address: 96 Airport Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601
Website: Cape Gun Works
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm
Exploring a different side of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is home to sweeping views, abundant nature, and endless miles of pristine beaches. Come evening, though, there’s nothing more fun than experiencing the city like a local. Check out our list of things to do at night in Cape Cod.
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