Live music will continue at Offshore Ale Co. after the Oak Bluffs select board approved a new entertainment license for the business Tuesday, over concerns raised by neighbors.

William Honeycutt, a new owner of the brew pub, came before the board to ask for a somewhat expanded entertainment license. Where neighbors said in previous years Offshore Ale held entertainment a few days a week in the off season, Mr. Honeycutt requested permission for entertainment in extended hours on some weekend nights and until 7 p.m. in the summer.

Mr. Honeycutt’s application for the license includes plans for music on Tuesdays until 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays until 9:30 p.m. and occasional weekend music until 11 p.m.

Abutter Teresa Clarke said the request goes beyond the scope of what was allowed in previous years at the establishment.

“To say that this is the same as the first application is simply not true,” she said, emphasizing that any music over the summer would be an unprecedented addition. “So he’s actually expanding,” she said.

Ms. Clarke and other neighbors said they haven’t had any problems with Offshore in the past, but were wary of the added noise from expanded entertainment hours.

“It’s a big step forward as far as the license,” Ms. Clarke said.

Reading a letter he submitted to the board, Mr. Honeycutt countered claims that the new entertainment license would change the character of Offshore Ale and the surrounding neighborhood. He emphasized his decades-long experience in the restaurant industry, during which he said he has had little trouble in the communities of his businesses.

“There’s been some confusion about what we’re applying for,” he said.

A number of community members and fellow restaurateurs spoke at the meeting to endorse Mr. Honeycutt and support the entertainment license.

“They’re an important part of our year-round community in Oak Bluffs,” said Larkin Stallings, owner of the Ritz cafe.

Select board members also spoke in favor of granting the license, including Ryan Ruley.

“I’d like to see us get moving with this,” Mr. Ruley said. “See a more positive relationship with the Honeycutts.”

Ultimately, the board voted to grant the entertainment license as presented. Member Brian Packish, a businessman in town, recused himself from the discussion.

The board also approved alcohol, common victualler and entertainment licenses for a number of other year-round businesses including the Cardboard Box, the Ritz Cafe, Dos Mas and the VFW. In a separate discussion, the select board approved a slew of new fees for boaters in the Oak Bluffs harbor. Slip fees for 2022 will increase by about 20 per cent in the off season and in summer, and there will be a new daytime mooring fee of $20 for the months of July and August. Hourly slip rates will increase from $10 per hour and $100 per day to $20 an hour and $200 per day, and a $50 overnight fee will be introduced for transient moorings.

The board approved plans for the Bluewater Classic fishing tournament, to run from July 12 to 16, anticipating about 50 boats.

“I can’t give you one complaint about the tournament,” harbor master Todd Alexander said. “They do a great job.”

Also Tuesday, the board appointed Emily deBettencourt as assistant harbor master and Matt Rossi as alternate building inspector.