Martha's Vineyard

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Don’t expect rollicking nightlife here – most Vineyarders come to the island specifically to escape that scene. Still, a number of options (some of which even include dancing) keep things hopping after dark.

Martha's Vineyard Nightlife

Flying Horses Carousel

This is one for the kids. Although it can be enjoyed during the day, it’s more fun after dark and post-ice-cream cone. It also happens to be the nation’s oldest operating merry-go-round (in true vintage style, grabbing one of the brass rings earns you a free ride). Open till 10pm in the summer.

Circuit Ave., MA, 508-627-7088
Tags: family | nightlife | historic


Toss back a cold one over a game of pool or darts at the ever-popular Lampost (boasting the island’s largest pool hall). Aside from Outerland, its also one of the few places that hosts dancing.

Circuit Ave., MA, 508-693-4032,
Tags: nightlife | swimming pool | dancing | open late | bar | darts

Lola’s Southern Seafood

The restaurant isn’t bad, but it’s the live, after-hours entertainment that really put Lola’s on the map. Check the online calendar for their weekly listings – they bring in everything from reggae and Motown bands to funk, soul, and Latin groups.

Beach Rd., MA, 508-693-5007,
Tags: nightlife | dining | open late

Offshore Ale Co.

This laid-back, rustic pub operates its own, onsite brewery. Wash down standard pub fare and pizzas with their signature beer, Offshore Amber, or one of their home-brewed pilsners, ales, or porters. Live entertainment heats things up in the summer.

30 Kennebec Ave., MA, 508-693-2626,
Tags: nightlife | open late | bar | brewpub


Outerland is one of the biggest and best venues for dancing on the island. Their two stages have hosted live acts by the likes of Jim Belushi and the Sultans of Swing. DJs keep things rocking with reggae, electronica, and pop.

Airport Rd., MA, 508-693-1137,
Tags: nightlife | lounge | dancing | open late | bar | dj

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