Memorial Day Weekend always kicks off the summer season in the Hamptons, and after weeks of endless rain, east coasters have never been more keen on escaping to the glamorous sliver of earth that juts into the Atlantic on New York’s Long Island. The race to define the newest in vogue summer spot is an annual ritual on the Gold Coast. This year the buzz is behind South Pointe, the newest and most robust addition to the Hamptons night scene.
Formerly RdV East, South Pointe is bedecked in Old World touches like Victorian fabrics, opulent crystal chandeliers and antique mirrors. It resembles a watering hole Don Draper might throw down an old-fashioned at. The clash with modern ivory-hued cabana beds outside doesn’t seem so strange when considering the current alteration of the DJ booth to accommodate new-age electro music star Calvin Harris’s lanky six foot six frame. The world-renowned Scottish beat maker will help kick off South Pointe’s inaugural weekend with a hot-ticket show on Sunday.
Nate Storey is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure.