The Short List: The 10 Best Places to go for a Cocktail


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We asked Cape Codders where they believe the place is to get a cocktail on the Cape. Thanks to all who voted! Here are the results for where to get a cocktail on Cape Cod!DSC_0107

Embargo – Hyannis

Embargo will treat you to a culinary adventure with influences from around the world, home-made infused Martini’s, and some great live bands in a hip new cosmopolitan atmosphere. Menu features Raw Bar, Sushi, Tapas, Salads, Spring Rolls, Sliders, Pizza and more. For more information, please click here.

Beech Tree Cantina – Hyannis

Serving Cape Cod’s finest Mexican cuisine, the Beech Tree Cantina offers soups, salads, burgers, Mexican specialties and more! Order your favorite cocktail at their expansive outdoor bar with large TVs to watch the game on or head indoors to their other bar to stay warm depending on the weather. For more information, please click here.

Sam Diego’s – Hyannis

Sam Diego’s Mexican Cookery and Bar is independently owned and offers a friendly atmosphere consisting of the rich colors of Mexico, tropical plants and cacti, and whimsical artwork and sculptures. For more information, please click here.

cocktailAlberto’s Ristorante – Hyannis

Established in 1984, Alberto’s Ristorante offers Italian cuisine with all fresh ingredients and in-house preparation of every course from the soups to the desserts. In an atmosphere best described as casual elegance, whether you order cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet or formal sit down dinner, Alberto’s makes sure that your experience is comfortable and enjoyable. For more information, please click here.

Lanes Bowl & Bistro – Mashpee

The Lanes Bowl & Bistro, a new Boutique Bowling venue combines upscale casual dining, bowling, entertainment and events under one roof at the Mashpee Commons. There is also a seasonal outdoor bar, cafe and bocce court. There is comfortable seating, coffee tables and lane-side wait service. For more information, please click here.

The Wellfleet Beachcomber – Wellfleet

A bar and restaurant right on the beach! The Wellfleet Beachcomber has been a must-visit summer destination for more than 50 years. Great for all ages, the Wellfleet Beachcomber offers an unbeatable location, fantastic scenery and friendly service right on Cahoon Hollows Beach. Whether you want to stop in for lunch with the family or have a late night out with some friends, the Wellfleet Beachcomber has live music, creative cocktails and tasty dishes for a great dining experience. For more information, please click here.

El-Colibri Restaurant & Tequila Bar – Mashpee

El Colibri Restaurante and Tequila Bar brings vibrant, rich and varied Mexican food to your table. Modern Mexican cuisine utilizes modern ingredients and European cooking techniques and then fuses them with traditions of Mexico. Full of flavor, El Colibri makes sure that you get the best out of each dish. For more information, please click here.1

Black Cat Tavern – Hyannis

The Black Cat Tavern is a waterfront, harbor side restaurant with a full bar, piano lounge, spacious patio and unbeatable ferry access. The Black Cat is not simply a seafood shack. The full menu offers gourmet burgers, steaks, chops and chef driven specialties in a breezy casual atmosphere. Chef Shelby Rolsten has designed the menu to use only the freshest local ingredients. For more information, please click here.

The Chart Room Restaurant – Pocasset

The Chart Room Restaurant opened in 1966 and was originally a barge and is now converted into a restaurant. The Chart Room serves lunch and dinner and offers seafood, steak and sandwiches. There is indoor seating and outdoor seating on the covered porch where you can enjoy the sunset over the water. There is an open piano bar and typically nightly entertainment in the form of live music. For more information, please click here.

Anejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar – Falmouth

Anejo Mexican Bistro opened it doors in August of 2010 and very quickly became a fixture on the local restaurant scene. With its unique take on fresh Mexican cuisine and cocktails offered in a fun, sophisticated atmosphere, Anejo offers an escape to Mexico in the heart of Falmouth. For more information, please click here.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Kettle Ho
  • JD’s Deck Bar
  • Chatham Squire
  • Red Nun
  • Wicked
  • Ocean House
  • Torino
  • Cucina Sul Mare
  • Tap City Grille
  • Quahog Republic
  • Trevi Cafe
  • Harbor Lounge

Take a look at some of our past Short List topics!

Whether you’re looking for ice cream, mexican food or just things from Cape Cod past, the Short List has it all for you. Take a look at some of the previous Short Lists that we’ve put up online!

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