- As the summer season in the Hamptons is about to heat up, here are a few suggestions on where to spend you nights.
Southampton Social Club will be operated by Matt Shendall this summer. (Courtesy Photo: Fingerprint Communications)
If you are looking for an outdoor club atmosphere where you will spend the night dancing head to Beach Bar
(58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays, www.beachbar.net
) or Drift Inn Bar
(63 Dune Road, East Quogue, www.thedriftinn.com
). Both feature indoor clubs and outdoor space and music from various DJ's throughout the summer.
Thursdays, Buckleys Inn Between
(139 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, www.buckleysinnbetween.com
) has a beer pong tournament and music by DJ Pauly.
The infamous Boardy Barn
caters to a younger rowdy crowd and is open only on Sundays starting May 20, 2012 (270 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, www.boardybarn.com
Southampton Social Club
(256 Elm Street, Southampton) is returning for its second season. "We are extremely excited to call Southampton Social Club our new home this summer and for several summers to come," says Matt Shendell
, president of Paige Management Group
, who previously owned and operated Dune Southampton for the past six summers. "We are working towards programming the space to host high-end events and weekend brunches while maintaining a dedicated exclusive clientele," he continues.
After a wildly successful summer of 2011, ultra-exclusive club-goers paradise South Pointe
, the collaboration of nightlife impresarios Erik and Gordon von Broock
along with Stephen Tedeschi returns to Southampton this summer.
Southampton's hottest after hours destination will kick off what will most certainly be an unforgettable summer beginning Memorial Day Weekend with the incredibly talented DJ Alesso
, providing pulsating beats to Hamptons elite. Kicking off the summer, open each night of Memorial Day weekend and each Saturday thereafter, South Pointe is the premiere Hampton's destination to host your summer celebration or unforgettable night out.
Surf Lodge is under new management this season. (Courtesy Photo: www.facebook.com/thesurflodge)
If you are interested in trying some local beer head to the Southampton Publick House
(40 Bowan Square, Southampton, www.publick.com
). This microbrewery makes over five yearly beers with a few new flavors offered each season. Wednesday nights are ladies nights with $3 drafts and every Friday and Saturdays they have a DJ.
Muse in the Harbor
Guest DJ Samantha Ronson at Georgica in Wainscott.(Courtesy Photo: www.facebook.com/Georgica)
(16 Main Street, Sag harbor, www.museintheharbor.com
caters to the Sag Harbor nightlife crowd with a late-night bar menu offered until 2 a.m. Every Thursday, the restaurant is packed with live entertainment by Steve Fredericks
, guitarist and vocalist, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
's (1 Main Street, Sag Harbor) laid back atmosphere and panoramic views of the Sag Harbor Bay makes it a must stop in the Hamptons. Choose from one of their specialty cocktails including a variety of margaritas and enjoy the sunset.
Restaurant (29 Main Street, Sag Harbor, www.phaorestaurant.com
) offers nightlife every weekend in the summer with DJs every Saturday night beginning at 10:30 p.m. after dinner service. The tables are moved to make room for the dance floor which fills quickly while the music pulses.
After dinner, Georgica (108 Wainscott Stone Road, Wainscott, www.georgicarestaurant.com
) transforms into the hottest lounge in the Hamptons complete with table service and some of the world's best DJs, including DJ Alexandra Richards
, DJ Cassidy
, DJ Mel DeBarge
, Mia Moretti
, Silver Medallion
, Samantha Ronson
, Lindsey Lohan
's ex-flame and many more. Touted in the press as "The best place in the Hamptons for Celebrity Sightings," Georgica counts Avril Lavigne
, Chase Crawford, Jessica Hart
, Jessica White
, Jon Bon Jovi
, Kevin Spacey
, Michelle Trachtenberg
, Molly Simms
, Russell Simmons
, Selita Ebanks
, and Shannen Doherty
among the many celebrities who frequent it. Whether it's celebrities, influencers, or socialites Georgica is the place in the Hamptons to see or be seen, summer 2011 anticipates a star studded summer filled with performances as well as the same loyal alist customers.
SL East returns for a second season. (Courtesy Photo: Shadow PR)
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, EMM Group
owners Eugene Remm
, Mark Birnbaum
and Michael Hirtenstein
will bring back SL East
(44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, www.emmgroupinc.com
), the ultra chic Hamptons outpost of their Meatpacking District hotspot, SL, located on Three Mile Harbor Road. With EMM Group bringing its signature nightlife and hospitality expertise to the Hamptons, guests can, once again, enjoy Manhattan-worthy special events and live appearances and performances punctuated by world-renowned DJs and today's leading artists, matched with quality service and clientele, all summer-long at SL East.
Acoustic Sunset Sets at Solé East . (Courtesy Photo: WordHampton)
(39 Gann Road, East Hampton), a new Hamptons harbor front dining location, has a newly renovated bar and lounge area with a scenic view of Three Mile Harbor. Top 40s music brings in a crowd on Friday and Saturday nights and live musical acts will perform every Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
(44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, www.beaumarchaiseasthampton.com
) will hold their famous champagne "Beau Brunch" on Saturdays and Sundays with live international DJ's from 2 to 6 p.m.
The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East
(90 Second House Road, Montauk, www.soleeast.com
) reopens for the 2012 season on Friday, May 11th. Sway to the beats of reggae legend Winston Irie
at reggae Thursday beginning in June. Saturdays in July and August Solé East will have acoustic sunset sets.
Also in Montauk is Surf Lodge
(183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, www.thesurflodge.com
) which will open for the season May 25 under the new ownership of Montauk Properties
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com