Long Island + The Hamptons
Things to do in Long Island + The Hamptons
Everyone from local blues bands to Jimmy Buffett plays live music at this Amagansett mainstay, which first opened its doors in 1987. The low-key venue can quickly transform from intimate to suffocating during high season weekends with a sprawling line down the block so get there before 9 p.m.
A summer camp for adults. Straight across the water from Surf Lodge, Ruschmeyer’s is a relative newcomer to the scene having opened in 2011.
The rollicking East Village biergarten brings Munich to Montauk with the opening of its waterside outpost.
The equestrian-themed bar launched with Triple Crown viewing parties in a space decked with polo memorabilia and custom furniture from the Pennsylvania Amish. A trio of options—beer garden, lounge, or restaurant—serve sangria and Northeastern micro beers.
2011’s buzziest opening is reaching even bigger heights. An impressive lineup of International DJ stars (Sebastian Ingrosso; Wolfgang Gartner) draws a flashy late-night crowd that hangs in cabanas on the outdoor veranda.
Drink to Get: Champagne!
Garden cocktails in a faux Ralph Lauren ad, this place is quintessential Hamptons. A handsome mahogany bar sits inside a seafood-centric restaurant helmed by Scott Kampf, but it’s the tree-fringed lawn that steals the show.
Preorder the fried chicken.
The farm sells high-quality organic produce and delicious dressings. Try the carrot-ginger variety.
This virtually deserted beach is also ideal for private picnics and solo sunbathing.
This inviting, state-of-the-art winery with award-winning wines hosts free Friday jazz at sunset, overlooking the vines.
Today’s experiential traveler wants to participate rather than merely observe.
The Normandy fondue at the Village Cheese Shop [fondue for two $25]—made with Époisses and Saint Albray—goes great with a glass of our crisp Merlot 314 rosé, vintner Michael Croteaux says.