When the sun starts to sink, Kennebunkport isn’t as tranquil as you might expect. There are plenty of nightlife options, ranging from happy hours at waterfront bars to live music concerts. Stay at the Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club, and you’re near all of the coast’s best nightlife. Our own Marina Bar will be one of your favorite hangouts on summer evenings. Sip a signature cocktail as boats settle in for the night, and dream up plans for a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Our concierge can arrange for concert or theater tickets and help ensure every detail is in place for your perfect night out.
Concerts by top national, regional and local bands and performers have quickly made the Kennebunkport area’s newest music hall a smash hit with vacationers. Housed in a rustic, historic, 240-seat barn, this concert venue’s compact size makes every show feel intimate and exclusive. Check Vinegar Hill Music Theatre’s show calendar for comedy nights and tribute band performances, too. Arrive early for drinks at the enchanting, outdoor Garden Bar.
53 Old Post Road, Arundel, Maine, 207-985-5552
For a Maine-style nightclub vibe complete with inventive adult beverages, local craft beers and live music, head to the Kennebunkport Inn: the only hotel right in Dock Square. The hotel’s restaurant — The Burleigh — hosts live music performances every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. and many Friday and Saturday nights year-round. When the weather stays warm even after sundown, concerts move outdoors to the Sun Deck, and the atmosphere is laidback, yet electric.
One Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-2621
Summer’s throwback place to be is the poolside bar at Kennebunkport’s chic family motel, where five hours of nightly fun begin with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Bartenders mix and shake distinctly Maine concoctions like the Blueberry Cooler and a Dark and Stormy made with Maine ginger beer. Live music’s on tap from 6 to 9 p.m. every night, so order fun munchies, and make this your day-into-night spot.
29 South Main Street, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-3993
When live music fills the air each summer Wednesday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m., it’s heaven at Earth: the farm-to-table restaurant at Hidden Pond. Sip cocktails made with natural herbs and fruits at the Farm Bar, while local musicians add texture and tempo to your evening under the stars.
354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-6550
Dress your beachy best and head to this upscale inn, bar and restaurant on Goose Rocks Beach for “Perfect 10” Happy Hour each day from 3 to 5 p.m. during the summer season. Signature cocktails, intriguing wines, daily beer selections and small plates are all value-priced, and the mood is reliably lively.
254 Kings Highway, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-3757
You’ll feel as though you’ve arrived at a private concert when you stop by the Cape Arundel Inn between 4 and 6 p.m. on summer Wednesday nights. Live music on the lawn overlooking the swirling Atlantic is the perfect overture for whatever your evening holds, particularly if you have dinner reservations at the inn’s acclaimed Ocean restaurant.
208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-2125