As the Island’s capital, Charlottetown boasts a buzzing bar scene and plenty of late-night party vibes. Savour a cocktail or two while overlooking the seaside. Kick back with a pint at a lively beer garden, classic Irish pub, or craft beer taproom. Close the night out along the strum of a guitar or DJ-style on the dance floor. No matter what you’re after, you’ll find the perfect spot to say ‘cheers’.
1) Craft Beer Corner | 156 Great George St
This must be the place! With a folksy feel, The Corner is the beating heart of the local music & craft brew scene. Pro tip: check out their washrooms for a snazzy surprise (just trust us).
2) The Nightcap (Hunter’s Ale House) | 185 Kent St
Just as the name suggests, stop by Hunter’s to undoubtedly end your night on a high note. Known for their ‘Hunter’s-sized’ food & drink servings and superb entertainment, you’ll never leave unsatisfied.
3) Olde Dublin Pub | 131 Sydney St
Famous among nightlife for some good ol’, shoe tappin’ tunes in a cherished Irish pub setting. Enjoy an ever-changing entertainment lineup of live music, trivia, tasty eats, and tall beers!
4) John Brown Richmond Street Grille | 132 Richmond St
Secure a booth inside or a table on the patio in the early evening and, as the sun sets, watch the space come to life with good tunes, good people, and good drinks. To the dance floor!
5) Gahan House Restaurant & Brewery | 126 Sydney St
Split some starters and balance them off with your pick of Gahan’s ever-growing craft beer collection, brewed in-house in PEI’s first micro brewery. Stop by between 8-10pm on Wednesday or Thursday evening and you’ll even catch some late-night live music.
6) Charlottetown Beer Garden | 166 Prince St
A summertime staple. Sip al fresco on Charlottetown’s largest outdoor patio, seating over 200 people at once. As a passer-by, you’ll quickly find yourself drawn towards the good vibes radiating from this space.
7) Marc’s Lounge | 125 Sydney St
Cozy up with your favourite people and something special from their cocktail list under the soft glow of string lights. Pro-tip: grab a window seat for the perfect view of Sydney Street from above. It’s 12am already?
8) The Factory Downtown | 189 Kent St
End your evening on the dance floor! During late-night hours at The Factory, you can find two floors of dance music (and bars) bouncing between a little bit of everything you want to hear.
9) Baba’s Lounge | 181 Great George St
This well-loved bar has a reputation for hosting high calibre dance parties, and is otherwise known as THE jazz hub with smooth local sessions every Thursday evening all year ‘round. Baba’s emanates all of the intimate vibes you dream of.
10) PonyBoat Social Club | 157 Kent St
In the mood for some friendly competition? Look no further than PonyBoat’s retro-fied arcade, array of board games, carnival-inspired snack menu, and all of your favourite activities including bocce, ping pong, pool, and darts.
11) Slaymaker & Nichols Gastro House | 82 Fitzroy St
An unrivaled favourite around town to gather for your fix of classy cocktails. And with a stylish and refined atmosphere, it also happens to double as the perfect backdrop for those “Instagrammable” moments.
These locations may only be open June-Oct but are undoubtedly some of the best places to find a music-lovin’, drink-sippin’, toe-tappin’ crowd during the warmer months in Charlottetown.
Peake’s Quay Restaurant & Bar | 11C Great George St
Best spot to pair your drink with fresh seafood overlooking the harbour. After dinner hours, the Quay becomes one of Charlottetown’s largest bar scenes & dance floors on the weekends.
Salt & Sol | 2 Pownal St
Best spot to enjoy on-the-water cocktails while listening to the knock of the sailboats- day to night. On the occasional weekend, you can find a late-night club-style dance floor here. Keep an eye on their social media while you’re visiting!
Next Door Patio | 23 Queen St
Best spot to escape the city bustle and breathe in that fresh Island air. Here, you can often catch front-row seating to live acoustic music.
Floating Restaurants (JC’s Tiki Bar & Nimrods’) | 1 Great George St
Best place to feel like you’re one with the ocean while digging in to some of the best pizza & burgers around town. Pro-tip: Be sure to snag a swing to sit on while you sip a marg at JC’s Tiki Bar- you’ll never want to leave that paradise. After the sun sets, you can often find live music or trivia hosted by Nimrods’. Keep an eye on their socials so you don’t miss one of these waterside events.
Cork & Cast | 4 Prince St
Best place to feel like you’re on an exotic vacation, and ohhh have they ever got a Caesar for you. Enjoy dockside sunset views and the soothing sound of lapping waves. Heaven, is that you?
And there you have it! If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that this city knows how to have a good time 24/7. From sunrise to sunset, Charlottetown’s lively atmosphere is guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories.
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