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2014 BEST Bar, Cape Cod

The Beachcomber

Wellfleet

When President John F. Kennedy established the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961, he effectively curbed future development in the area. The preexisting Beachcomber, however—housed in an 1897 former lifesaving station—was allowed to keep one of the few commercial permits… read more »

2012 BEST Bar, Cape Cod

The Raw Bar

Mashpee

You get the feeling that the topless mermaid suspended from the ceiling here has probably seen it all. From the well-tanned friends whispering about something from last night to the pastel-draped golfers celebrating the completion of yet another round on… read more »

2007 BEST Bar, Cape Cod

The Chatham Squire

Chatham

Overflowing pints of Bass and Guinness, live entertainment including Karaoke Tuesdays, the obligatory logo-embroidered polos for sal—smack in the center of Chatham, the often rowdy Squire is the quintessential Cape pub. Weekend nights host a medley of thirsty characters; stick… read more »

2006 BEST Bar, Cape Cod
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The Beachcomber

Wellfleet

Cape Cod isn’t exactly famous for its surfing, but the Beachcomber on Cahoon Hollow Beach is the quintessential surfers’ hangout, with battered boards on the walls, sand on the wood floors, and an annual visit from surf god Dick Dale…. read more »