Distinctive Drink

DRIFT has a killer cocktail program. Take a seat at the bar and order our signature Espresso Martini or try one of our local microbrews and unique wine offerings. If you’re in the mood for some harder stuff, check out the extensive list of whiskeys, as well as our unique craft cocktails mixed with house-made juices and syrups.

Distinctive Food

American at its roots DRIFT elevates traditional New England flavors into something entirely new, inspiration for our cuisine is drawn from the unique Gloucester landscape but strengthened by seasonal variations, all resulting in a “one of a kind” approach to our food and drink.

Live Music


July 10, 2024
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Northwest Fox

July 11, 2024
8:30pm - 11:00pm

Deep Blue Band

July 12, 2024
9:00pm - 12:00 Midnight

Half Step Down

July 13, 2024
9:00pm - Midnight


What People Have to Say

This place is one of the best in town. Could not recommend it enough. Great atmosphere, super friendly staff, and great food! The drinks are reasonably priced and most of all they the owners treat everyone like family. Top place in Gloucester to go. 10/5 stars recommend!!!

Christian O.

Drift is one of my all-time favorite places for coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. The entire staff is SO amazing and friendly, especially a big shout to Chris and Charlie! The food is always so outstanding and delicious. You really cannot go wrong coming to Drift.

Jen L

From Western MA in town for the evening. We saw the outside bar from the street and decided to stop by for some drinks and food. What an awesome place. Although we were told the kitchen was closed the owner immediately told us where to go to get late-night food. We were having such a good time that we did not want to leave. We ended up with muffins and danish for dinner!!! After some time, the owner made us a tray of cheese, crackers, olives, and salami. We did not ask he just offered... it was delicious ... he did not charge us!!! Now that’s customer service. We will defiantly be back!!!

Diane S.

Drift was a very pleasant experience! Stopped by for quick sip of espresso, stayed much longer than expected to have a chat with Rick! It is a Beautifully designed cafe, with a wonderful view! The coffee was amazing, and selection of spirits will satisfy anyone! If you are in the area! Make a stop, and visit!

Brian L.

Private Events & Parties

Perfect for entertaining parties—big or small. If you’re interested in booking a party with us, please fill out a form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible. (Please note, due to our size we have limited availability for private events on weekend nights)

Private Event Form
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