For those who are fortunate enough to live, work, or frequent the village of Woods Hole there is a general consensus or knowledge meant of how special this area is due to its unique community. Woods Hole has the distinction of possessing an incredible progressive and accomplished scientific community by way of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, NOAA, and the MBL, a tremendously gifted and diverse visual and performance arts community, all merged together in this distinctive harborside Hamlet. As an added incentive to being a member of the Woods Hole community or just visiting the area is its collection of eclectic restaurants and bars. Benefiting from being located on the Atlantic coast these restaurants have the advantage of using freshly caught seafood and locally grown ingredients. Patrons of these local establishments not only enjoy the dining experience but also the amiable atmosphere offered in the bars. In addition to a perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a cocktail, many of these bars have developed a crowd that frequents them for the local bands and entertainment.