You don’t suffer through the quagmire of traffic or the logistical gymnastics of planning a share house to get to the Hamptons and NOT drink by the water, do you? No you don’t, so for those of you without the logistical skills to snag a pool, here are 33 bars to drink at on the water in the Hamptons. Enjoy.
Montauk It’s technically located between Amagansett and Montauk, but for its extra-casual vibe, daily fish specials, and single wine selection (white, obviously), we’re claiming this spot to laid-back Montauk.
Riverhead With locally sourced seafood and wine, weekend karaoke, and happy hour specials Monday to Friday, this casual-cool waterfront spot is a real-life mermaid short of being the Hamptons' best waterfront bar.
Montauk This popular Montauk spot serves up strong cocktails like the Torpedo (rosé, gin, orange, peaches, soda), a reliable selection of summer beers, and tasty eats like crispy rock shrimp, all with beachfront views.
Montauk This popular boutique hotel’s restaurant has some of the best waterfront views in Montauk, with sustainable, local seafood caught right off the Long Island coast. Another bonus? Its summer concert series with top headliners like Stone Cold Fox and Solange Knowles.
Greenport This Long Island institution (145 years in business!) is definitely more restaurant than bar, but with a mega seafood menu that has everything from lobster BLTs to stuffed flounder and panko-crusted crab cakes, we felt it needed your attention. Also, it’s still more than enough bar (see: seven types of Bloody Marys).
East Hampton This nautically themed restaurant overlooking Three Mile Harbor is built around a full-size mahogany sloop named “The Jade,” which participated in five Olympic races before being preserved. And if that wasn’t enough to get you there, it's got a full bar and fantastic outdoor seating.
Montauk You know the hotel, you know the bar, and you know that unmistakable Ruschmeyer’s hangover. But this classic Montauk hub has a killer restaurant too, and with weekend brunch, Sunday boils, and a full bar -- it deserves your full attention.
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Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.