Martha's Vineyard Nightlife: Our Top 7 Picks

30 Aug 2019
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Visiting Martha's Vineyard

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At night on Martha’s Vineyard, you have two options: relax at your vacation rental or go out for food and drinks. Many people come to Martha’s Vineyard for its reprieve from the daily hustle and bustle of life, so the island doesn’t offer much in the way of nightclubs, but there’s still plenty to do when the sun goes down. The Island is home to world-class dining, craft brewpubs, creative mixology, and so much more.

Here is our list for the best things to do at night in Martha’s Vineyard.

Bad Martha Farmers Brewery

Bad Martha opened in 2014 and has been slinging local craft beer on Martha’s Vineyard with a commitment to bringing the community together. Try from 10 different rotating beers on tap and a menu of local snacks and bites. The brewery is open all summer long from May to October and during the holiday season as well.

The Port Hunter

The Port Hunter hosts live music regularly in an intimate, cozy setting. This spot has received praise for its innovative cuisine and impressive beer list. Come for a great meal and stay for some live music and shuffleboard. The Port Hunter is closed during the winter season.

The Ritz - Martha’s Vineyard

The Ritz - Martha's Vineyard opened in 1944 and has been a local favorite ever since. It’s a classic dive bar and venue where you’ll find locals and travelers alike bumping elbows. The Ritz supports artists and musicians and has live performances and entertainment just about every night. Check for events and festivals held here as well, like the annual Ladyfest.

Lookout Tavern

Come to the Lookout Tavern for the wide-open oceanfront views, raw bar, and innovative cocktail list. They have a full menu of basically anything you could ask for, including seafood classics, tacos, sandwiches, sushi, salads, burgers, and more. Sit on the outdoor patio and you may never want to leave.

The Barn Bowl & Bistro

The Barn Bowl & Bistro features a 10-lane bowling alley and classic pub atmosphere. The Barn isn’t your typical bowling alley. The bistro-style eatery is casual and the menu takes a unique approach to typical bar food. The Barn also features specialty bowling nights, comedy night, board game night, and more.

Offshore Ale Co.

Offshore Ale Co. is a brewpub with seasonal creations and year-round staples available on-tap. Offshore opened in 1997 and hits the mark on both beer and food. Enjoy their shaded garden patio on a nice day or stay cozy inside by the fireplace on chilly evenings. You’ll feel like you’re at the ballpark at Offshore where you can toss your peanut shells right on the floor.

Plan Your Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

Martha’s Vineyard is idyllic all year long. Enjoy the quiet of the fall on the Island or opt for the peak season and book your stay during the summer. Whenever you’re planning on visiting, you'll enjoy the scenic landscape and quintessential New England setting on Martha’s Vineyard.