Want to beat the winter blues? Head out to catch live music from Provincetown to Falmouth and every town in between. Local and regional bands take to the stage in small dive bars and funky restaurants to keep locals and visitors entertained during long winter nights on Cape Cod.

With live music every weekend in the bar, Joe’s Barley Neck Inn in Orleans is the perfect spot to sip cocktails or sample wines from the extensive house list while unwinding after a long week. The January line-up - sure to get you moving - includes such bands as The Catbirds (Jan. 21) and The Schuyler Grant Collective (Jan 29). To make a night of it, grab a meal in the dining room beforehand.

The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown - reopening just a few short weeks away on February 17th - is a waterfront inn, restaurant, and gay bar where all are welcome. It’s a hot venue for performers, DJs and musicians, ranging from piano bar interludes to male burlesque performances.

There’s no excuse to stay in the house all winter when Chatham Squire serves up music to get you dancing and jamming all weekend long. Arrive early on Friday through Sunday evenings for familiar rock and cover bands, while a late-night DJ keeps the vibe going into the wee hours on Saturdays. The line-up in the coming weeks includes such local bands as The Deloreans and Total Stangers. Added bonus: there’s a full bar and a dinner menu featuring New England classics.

The Lost Dog Pub (locations in Dennis and Orleans) is a welcoming spot that serves as a pub and family-friendly restaurant with a menu that matches the atmosphere - gourmet pizzas, burgers, wings with a twist, and a long seafood menu that changes with the daily catch. The pub features live music several times a month with a roster that ranges from rock cover bands to local jazz and blues acts.

Most Friday and Saturday nights, Dino’s Sports Bar in Mashpee switches off the TVs and hosts live music in the casual and boisterous dining room and bar. There’s no reason to go hungry while the band plays, as the menu is available until after midnight and features munchies like their award-winning pizza, calzones, nachos, chili, grinders and salads. Popular local bands like Flydown, Stomp 86 and the Moonlighters are regulars on the stage.

If you can’t decide between a night out for music or games, Lanes Bowl & Bistro in Mashpee Commons provides an easy answer -- do both. The inventive space combines ten-pin bowling with an upscale yet unfussy food and cocktail menu, and even offers lane-side service. On weekends, there’s a lineup of live acts that provide the backdrop - with sounds ranging from rock and pop to swing, rockabilly and blues (Brian Sances Band, 57 Heavy and The Grab Brothers will all perform there in the weeks ahead).

Local hotspot Grumpy’s Pub in Falmouth is known as the place to go on the Upper Cape for live music. In addition to the tunes, the dive bar always has cold beer on tap and a queue for the pool table. Talented bands - including Crooked Coast and Brother's Rye - take to the stage several nights a week. It’s a packed house most weekends, and even manages to stay open during epic Cape Cod storms when the rest of the town shuts down.