montauk entertainment


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Of all the towns and hamlets in the Hamptons, the most lively summer nightlife is in Montauk. This is because Montauk has more bars and restaurants than other East End towns, as it is a real seasonal, summer resort, offering not just nightlife but the best sport fishing, beaches, camping, horseback riding, shops, and water activities.


The nightlife in this “last resort” runs the gamut from lone singers in tiny bars, to Karaoke (packing in 200 people), to beach bands, Spanish bands, Reggae sunset dances, and even live music at the Montauk Lighthouse.
There is something for everyone in Montauk, where people come to unwind and party, and 2014 promises to be a great summer. So here is a list of some of the over 100 bars and restaurants where you can go to enjoy plenty of good food, drinks and dancing.




668 The gig Shack

668 The Gig Shack, located at 782 Main Street in Montauk, has live music throughout the day and night, at their outdoor/indoor restaurant and bar. Check their music schedule on Facebook. Call 631-668-2727



Backyard at Sole East

Located at 90 Second House Road, has another long list of live music—starting with “Acoustic Sunsets” which begin July 4th Weekend, and include national music acts. Solé East features DJ’s around the pool on Saturdays and Sundays, and live music nightly in the restaurant. They also have a Brazilian Brunch on Sundays, with live Bosa Nova music. Call 631-668-2105.



East by Northeast Restaurant

ENE East by Northeast Restaurant has live music on the weekends, including Lawrence Cooley, and Telly and his new band “Hopefully Forgiven.” Enjoy a drink on their new sunset patio. They also have new Executive Chef Alex Williamson, and a new Sushi Bar and sushi chef to come this summer. Located at 51 Edgemere Road in Montauk,call 631-668-2872.



Gurney's Resort

Has new entertainment this summer, and an in-house deejay Adam Lipson of Palm Beach and Miami. Every Friday they have rock jazz piano player, “Elew.” On Tuesdays, the popular beach and full moon parties continue, with local bands. Starting in June, there will be live rock and roll Karaoke, with Arlene’s Groceries World Famous Live Karaoke Band 290 Old Montauk Hwy. Call 631-668-2345.




Liar's Saloon

Liar’s Saloon, at the Montauk docks, has a popular and packed Karaoke every Friday night all summer. They throw a huge Blessing of the Fleet party each summer, and this year it will be on June 8 at 6 p.m. Liar’s is located at 401 West Lake Drive in Montauk.




The Lighthouse Grill

The Lighthouse Grill, at the scenic Montauk Lighthouse, will have live music from 4 p.m. till sunset, every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day till Labor Day. They have a full restaurant and bar, with five beers on tap.





Lynn's Hula hut

Lynn’s Hula Hut, at the Montauk Marine Basin, will have live music from Thursday to Sunday, at their Polynesian Tiki Bar. Relax in the hammock garden to the easy sounds of live music, or be creative at Lynn’s Epic Bloody Mary Bar every weekend! She is open 7 days a week from Noon till 10 p.m., and she also serves light bites and Tapas. Located on West Lake Drive, call 631-668-5900.




The Montauket Restaurant and Bar is one of Montauk's oldest night spots, with the best sunsets in town. They will have live music on Saturdays, and starting in July, Jetty Koons will play every Thursday.
88 Firestone Rd. Call 631-668-5992.



Navy Beach

Navy Beach has “One Love Sundays” from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with reggae music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during their amazing sunsets on Gardiner’s Bay. Nancy Atlas and her band will perform on Fridays on August 1, 15, and 29 beginning at 5pm. Located at 16 Navy Road in Montauk. Cal l631-668-6868




The Point Bar and Grill

The Point Bar & Grill has half-priced drinks and appetizers on Monday through Fridays from 4-7 p.m. On Monday, featuring live music with “Todd the Guitar Guy” from 10:30 p.m., and on Tuesdays, come for “Tuesday Trivia,” with Marc.. Located on Main Street, Montauk, call 668-1500.



Sail Inn Bar and Restaurant

Sail Inn Bar and Restaurant, at the docks, will have live music and Karaoke on Saturday nights this summer, with drink specials and a great bar crowd. Located at 548 West Lake Drive.

Call 668-2800.



Shagwong Bar and Restaurant

located at 774 Main Street, Montauk, will have the popular Three B’s Band every Friday and Saturday night, from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m. Call 631-668-3050.



Surf Lodge

The Surf Lodge, located on Edgemere Road in Montauk, has a roster of weekend entertainment, Sunday Raggae, and Wednesdays locals night. Check their website for schedules



Swallow East

Swallow East, in the heart of the fishing docks, is an upbeat place featuring live music with different groups six nights a week, and also theme parties, and Reggae Sundays. They are open for lunch and dinner and cater to all ages, from acoustic to rock music. Located at 474 West Lake Drive, Montauk. Call 631-668-8344



The Sloppy tuna

The Sloppy Tuna has live music every Sunday on their outdoor patio, starting with Celtic Cross over Memorial Day Weekend. They also have theme nights--Tuesday and Thursday is Ladies Night, and Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon is Goldfish Racing. Look for their special events throughout the summer. Sloopy Tuna, which also has new chef Nick Klipper, is located right on the ocean at 148 South Emerson in Montauk. Call 631-647-8000.



Zum Schneider

The Bavarian Biergarten and restaurant located in the Village, has live music on weekends, including appearances from the Oompah band Mösl Franzi and the JaJaJa's, and also celebrates May Day, Oktoberfest, and other events during the year. 631-283-5963



Other Entertainment



kids logoOutdoor Free Concerts

Different bands perform every Monday in July and August on the Village Green, and also on Sundays at the Harbor, outdoors at Gosman's band shell. The free concerts on the Green start at 6:30 in July, 6:00 in August, and last from 1-2 hours. At the Harbor the concerts start at 6pm. Bring a chair, bring the family, bring a picnic, these informal fun concerts appeal to all ages.




kids logoMontauk Library

The Montauk Library offers many performances that are free and open to the public. Concerts, lectures, plays, movies, and more are presented in the Suzanne Koch Gosman Room throughout the year. For schedule information call 631-668-3377 or go to