Known as a fun-filled family destination by visitors from around the world, Old Orchard Beach also has a great nightlife scene. From beach bars to wine cafes to pubs, there is absolutely something for everyone when it comes to nightlife in Old Orchard Beach.

Party on the Beach!

Kick off the night at the Pier Patio Pub with a traditional Maine lobster roll and an ice cold beer or glass of wine, all while looking at the ocean through cracks in the roughly planked floor.

Stay on the beach and enjoy the beachfront ambience at Pirates Patio and Galley. Enjoy bar food and cocktails, and if you happen to strike up a conversation with a local, ask them how the “Widow Maker” got to her present perch.

Get your outdoor bar party on at The Brunswick (also known as The ‘Swick), the largest bar patio in OOB. The fare here is classic bar food and there’s lots of room for dancing. 

Surf 6 is another excellent choice for on-the-beach libations. It’s low-key with a chill atmosphere and is a great place to sit back, converse, and enjoy a couple of drinks.

The Shack is set on the beach in an old, two-story cottage and the deck out back is the real star. A glass of wine here goes really well with lounging and watching the waves roll in.

Sophisticated: Wine, Food, & Conversation

Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill offers straightforward new American cuisine, incorporating local and seasonal ingredients, as well as dishes from around the world. And their Bloody Marys are the best, FYI.

Channel the shores of old Ireland at O’Leary’s, an Irish pub with traditional Irish fare and the best pint of Guinness you’ll get in southern Maine.

Sidle up to the bar at Myst Oceanside Restaurant and Lounge and dip into a cold local microbrew or, better yet, have a Narragansett Beer, New England’s answer to PBR. It won’t make you a hipster and it does go down easy on a hot day.

Dance All Night

The Top of the Pier Night Club regularly hosts some of the best DJs in New England during the summer. This is the perfect place to dance for hours. 

You can dance AND you can sing at Weekend at Bernie’s Beach Club. With DJs and karaoke, this is a must-stop late-night stop.