Because you need a classy beachfront bar to impress your parents, and you need alcohol to spend any amount of time with your parents, Coast delivers on both with impressive views and booze. Even if those views sometimes include a flailing rollerblader with a gut, the stiffly poured Life of Ryely and tequila-laden Pepino Sour will help smooth out the unsightly edges.
This sprawling, indoor/outdoor classy surf bungalow nails the rustic charm at every turn, but to catch an ocean breeze, you’ll want to head to the lantern-lit patio. Tough life for you. Order a market-fresh marg at the outdoor bar, then cozy up around a fire pit at night or step up to the ping pong table to show off your skills.
While you may feel as though you’ve been sucked into a tourist vortex, the “macho mega”-sized margaritas and unbeatable ocean views at this end-of-the-pier standby will ease some of your anxieties. And should its extensive and potent cocktail menu leave you feeling “macho mega”-hungry, the tableside-prepared guac and massive nachos will restore peace to your world. Probably.
What Rusty’s lacks in refinement, this pier standby makes up for in unpretentious boozy revelry, fantastic views of the Pacific out back, live bands, karaoke, and heavy-handed bartenders pouring piña coladas into coconuts.
Don your favorite pair of faded madras shorts, and reminisce about your crushing victory at the Figawi regatta at this Nantucket country club-styled beach bar. Oh, that wasn’t you? It’s cool, you’ll still enjoy yourself at this slick hideaway with a Hot Sandy Beach (tequila, basil, jalapeño, lime juice), Pier Pressure (rum, lime juice, grenadine, egg whites) or a classic Dark ‘n Stormy.
Bury your feet in the sand, order up a craft beer, and bid a fond farewell to any commitments you had for the rest of the day at this low-key, right-on-the-damn-beach favorite. Order up the respectable burger or fish & chips... really, it doesn't matter as long as you're holding a beer while doing it.