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Atlantic House, Provincetown

6 Masonic Place
Provincetown , Massachusetts
Tel: 508 487 3821
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The premier nightspot in gay-oriented Provincetown is the Atlantic House. Known locally as the A-House, it opened in 1798 as a tavern and stagecoach stop and eventually became a magnet for bohemian visitors, including the playwrights Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. (O'Neill was arrested here one night during World War I for carrying a suspicious black box that turned out to contain nothing more sinister than a typewriter.) Today, the building is divided into a small, friendly bar called the Little Bar, a leather bar upstairs that is considerably more rowdy, and the town's most popular nightclub, where patrons wait in line less to crowd onto the tiny dance floor than to simply see and be seen.

Little Bar open daily noon to 1 am; Macho Bar and Big Room open daily 10 pm to 1 am.

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