What do you think of when you think The Vineyard? Playing in the surf, catching some rays, shopping in Edgartown, dining at Chesca’s, and spending a luxurious night at Vineyard Square may all come to mind, but what about hitting Edgartown’s bars? Believe it or not, Edgartown boasts a H-O-P-P-I-N nightlife. Live music, dancing, and wildly creative cocktails abound when the sun sinks below the shoreline. Slip on your dancing shoes and get ready to experience the best of Edgartown nightlife.
Dance The Night Away At These 6 Edgartown Nightlife Spots
The Port Hunter
The Port Hunter’s music calendar is always packed with exciting, diverse acts. From rock to folky bluegrass to jazz, nothing is off the table at The Port. Pick up the daily special at the raw bar, throw back a signature cocktail, and get ready to get down at The Port Hunter.
Three doors, three different vibes. Behind door number one at The Wharf, find a cozy pub atmosphere, boasting twelve different beers on tap and a relaxed, social energy. Behind door number two is The Restaurant: family-friendly and offering lunch and dinner seven days a week. Finally, behind door number three is one of the most hoppin’ spots in town: The Back Bar. Offering a full bar, live music, DJs, parties, karaoke, and more all summer long, head to the Back Bar after dinner to to get the real lowdown on Edgartown nightlife.
Winner of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s Best Cocktail, Alchemy in Edgartown offers top notch drinks and an upstairs porch with a view of Main Street. Order an Autumn Old Fashioned, a Benni Bellini, or an Espresso Martini, and relax in this upscale eatery and bar.
The Newes From America Pub
A genuine New England pub and classic Edgartown bar, the Newes offers a huge selection of beers and cocktails. This popular dive is right in the middle of Edgartown, and just across the street from Vineyard Square Hotel. Have drinks at the bar after dinner, chat with old friends, and make some new ones at this laid-back spot.
Hit up the Seafood Shanty for live music and DJs on the weekends. Enjoy dancing and frequent themed parties, accompanied by a classic cocktail, such as a Mojito or a Dark and Stormy, or maybe something a little wild, like the signature Stumbling Islander (we know, you may have earned this title a time or two). The Shanty is a staple of Edgartown nightlife — every townie knows it!
The Atlantic Fish and Chop House
If you’re looking for things to do in Edgartown, look no further: this is the place to go for a night of great live music and killer drinks. The Atlantic’s cocktail and wine menu is prolific, and they offer the best in local seafood dishes with an haute cuisine twist. Not feeling fishy? No worries. Order one of their killer chophouse classics like the Filet au Poivre or the Cajun Ribeye, or maybe go for the Foie Gras Burger or the Osso Bucco. Whether you’re there to eat, drink, or party (or, c’mon, all of the above), The Atlantic offers a little bit of everything, adding some spice to Edgartown nightlife.
No matter where you end up, make your way back to a comfy bed at Vineyard Square Hotel, right in the heart of Edgartown. There’s nothing like soft sheets and the promise of a fresh breakfast to cure what ales you after a wild night out on the town!