After a long day at the beach, shake off that sand and get ready for Montauk’s legendary nightlife! During the summer months, there are more than 50 active bars in Montauk, many offering live music. It's impossible not to find something to suit your tastes. The Montauk Chamber of Commerce sponsors weekly free outdoor concerts during the summer months, and the Montauk Library also offers free concerts throughout the year.
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 2015 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.
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 Bossa Nova music. Call 631-668-2105 or visit soleeast.com
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 or visit eastbynortheast.com
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. Call 631-668-9597
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.
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. Located at 88 Firestone Rd. Call 631-668-5992
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. Call 631-668-6868 or visit navybeach.com
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 631-668-1500 or visit pointbarandgrill.com
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 631-668-2800
The Surf Lodge, located on Edgemere Road in Montauk, has a roster of weekend entertainment, Sunday Reggae, and Wednesdays locals night. Check their website for schedules at thesurflodge.com
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 or visit swalloweastrestaurant.com
Other Montauk Entertainment
Outdoor 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.