Nantucket Nightlife: An Exclusive Guide to the Best Nantucket Bars

Nantucket is the spot for some of the country’s most affluent young adults and its bar scene reflects such. Pairing Nantucket’s impressive culinary scene and some of the best cocktails on the East Coast, you won’t want to be anywhere else this summer. Snag a few of your closest friends, hitch a ferry ride, and get to the island where the fun never stops. Here’s everything you need to know about Nantucket nightlife.

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4 Spots to Check off Your Nantucket Nightlife Bucket List

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bad cocktail on our island, but we have a few spots that we know you’ll love. Whether it’s a happening concert scene you’re searching for or a laid back beach party, Nantucket has just what you’re searching for. Make the most of your Nantucket nightlife with our guide!

  • The Gaslight

The Gaslight is the only concert venue I have ever walked past multiple times in an effort to find. The mellow music venue is popular with the local crowd and boasts a sort of, speakeasy-feel. 

Once you’re in, however, no stone is left unturned. The Gaslight offers an Asian-infused menu, any drink you could want, and even an ice-cold Moët vending machine. Yes, vending machine. Check out their current show schedule and plan your visit this rockingly chill Nantucket gem. 

  • The Chicken Box

If you’re looking for a bustling music scene, check out The Chicken Box just east of town. The venue is host to daily live music performances—big and small names alike. It’s the perfect spot to grab a beer and rock the night away.

  • Galley Beach

Unwind in between the tiki torches at Galley Beach this summer. Think specialty crafted cocktails in classic mule mugs paired with five-star dining and panoramic views of the sprawling Atlantic. Drink with your toes in the sand and the setting sun in the distance. Galley Beach is everything Nantucket is about. 

  • Ventuno’s Back Bar

Ventuno is a local foodie favorite, and its back bar doesn’t disappoint. Grab a side of Nantucket Bay scallops or share an order of mini chocolate doughnuts. The vine-covered trellis and Edison-lit bar make it the ideal place to sip on a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon while meandering throughout the crowd.      

End Your Night at Nantucket’s Newest Bungalow

the bungalow anchor innAfter a night out on the town, Anchor Inn’s newest addition, The Bungalow, is the perfect spot to rest up for the next day. The Bungalow offers the space and privacy of a vacation rental, but with the amenities of a five-star hotel in our convenient downtown location. The modernly designed space boasts two bedrooms, three baths, and comfortably sleeps up to six people. 

Looking for something smaller? Explore Anchor Inn’s comfortably designed accommodations. Enjoy plush linens, luxury bath products, complimentary breakfast, and the friendliest service on the island. We can’t wait to welcome you to Nantucket!