Long Island + The Hamptons

Things to do in Long Island + The Hamptons

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.

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.

Hike along the cliff-top trails to the park's historic lighthouse and take in views of the Atlantic.

Former models Marylynn Piotrowski and Staci Dover are the tastemakers behind this source for bright espadrilles, sailcloth totes, and other beachy finds.

A sunset sail on a catamaran ends the day just right.

With stores already in Manhattan and Tokyo, this vintage boutique recently opened a Montauk outpost.

Preorder the fried chicken.

Summer-only