Lifestyle

Excellence from another era

Mention the '80s and '90s in the Hamptons, and all most people can think is "why can't they make bills in those denominations for times when I don't want to carry hundreds?" Well, no longer, thanks to the Eastern iteration of Tribeca's favorite party spot/time machine: Canal Room.Just opened in the site of Southampton's Old Polish Hall, this wide-open 7500sqft concert crib is ready to supplement the typical whitewashed weekend scene with something a little more acid-washed: a Summer lineup including '80s tributaries Rubix Kube, '90s aficionados The Bayside Tigers, and Springsteen soldiers Tramps Like Us. Because you'll need a drink after being reminded of how you actually dressed for 10-20yrs of your life, the steeple-ceiling'd dance hall's bar will be mixing up decade-appropriate, cheese-appropriate cocktails like the coconut rum/orange/cranberry Fresh Prince, and the vanilla vodka/lime/pineapple Vanilla Icey.And -- for when you remember that you can't dance and spent all those years avoiding girls at all costs -- there's also a lower-level game room stocked with shuffleboard, darts, pool, and arcades (Big Buck Hunter, virtual bowling, etc), so hopefully the quarter machine can change a hundred.