The Harbor Lounge is “a bar for everyone,” as Cass Benson puts it. Coming from the real estate industry, Benson noticed the foreclosed space that is now the Harbor Lounge over 11 years ago from the beach that lies behind it. The building had previously been home to an antiques store, but Benson had a completely different vision for a classy and cool cocktail lounge on the East End and seized the opportunity

Minimalism is key at the Harbor Lounge. The small yet comfortable space feels open, simplistic, and inviting all at the same time. And the view is absolutely fantastic. Open from 2 – 11 p.m. every day, the Lounge invites you to stop by, have a drink, kick back, and watch the waves roll onto the beautiful shores of Provincetown.

Plus, the Harbor Lounge often holds private events and fundraisers for the likes of Camp Lightbulb, LPAC, and the Provincetown Public Library; Benson says it’s important to support causes that are important to her as well as the local community she has lived in for 30 years.

And while many of the other bars are in the center of town, Benson loves her East End location. “When we opened, we were some of the only lights on in the fall out here,” she says,  “[But now] it’s really come alive.” Since 2009, the Harbor Lounge has carved out a space for nightlife on its side of town.

Ultimately, the Harbor Lounge embodies Provincetown’s welcoming and accepting nature, opening its doors to any and all visitors to come take refuge from the night within its walls. It’s a place that just feels like home.

The Harbor Lounge
359 Commercial St.