The Best MONTAUK BARS for your current DRINKING Mood

Why do New Yorkers head out to The Hamptons as soon as summer Fridays start? Well if you’re headed to Montauk and most other places in the Hamptons, chances are to drink will be a main reason. There are more Montauk bars then you might think so I’ve made up this guide to help you pick your poison.

What type of drinker are you?

If you know me, you know I’m a pretty laid back kind of drinker. I like drinking in the park, I like drinking in the dark, I like drinking on the beach or on boat.. you get the idea.

Though I usually prefer casual establishments, I also don’t mind a frozen drink at a pricy resort. I like feeling a little fancy sometimes.

And this is why I love Montauk.

Where some of the other hamlets in the Hamptons lack, Montauk makes up for exponentially. You can drink it all in Montauk. From dive bars to classy bars to party bars and hard to get into bars, you’ll find it here.

Map of Montauk NY Bars



Dive Bars in Montauk 

Liar’s Saloon

Address: 401 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY

Come here for cheap beer, mingling with the locals and karaoke!

The plastic cups are totally on point and you can’t go without trying one of Mary’s Famous Mudslides. 


The Sloppy Tuna

Address: 148 S Emerson Ave, Montauk

No fuss drinking at this day or night spot! Placed right on the beach and set up for potential debauchery no matter the time.


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Memory Motel

Address: 692 Montauk Hwy, Montauk

If you make it this far into the evening – you probably won’t remember anyway. Good thing your friends took photos!


 Shagwong Tavern

Address: 774 Montauk Hwy, Montauk

A Montauk institution for almost 100 years. Serving American pub food and classic drinks in the middle of Montauk.


NYC Transplants

Though not all of the below have another location in NYC,  you know that city vibe when you feel it.


Common Ground at Rick’s Montauk

Address: 435 E Lake Dr, Montauk

Based out of NYC, but a newcomer in the Montauk Nightlife scene. Lots of outdoor seating and space for a boogy. DJ’s on Friday and Saturday nights.


The Grey Lady

Address: 440 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY

There actually is another Grey Lady in New York and I’ve stumbled into quite a few times during nights out. This other location all the way out east is right on the water with a ton more space and the same good vibes.


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Tacombi La Brisa

Address: 752 Montauk Hwy, Montauk

Okay sooo I feel like Tacombi actually lives up to the hype, am I wrong?  It’s great value for the quality and I love that you can make your own food combos up. And of course, they’re got you covered on the margarita front.


Surf Lodge

Address: 183 Edgemere St, Montauk

Is it Sunday? If it is you should be heading to Sunday Sessions at Surf Lodge. But if you haven’t already made reservations for dinner with the plan to stay after or know the door man, good luck getting in.

You’ll need a bracelets to get on to the main floor where the band is, which means buying a table, otherwise you can hang behind the stage and won’t see a thing.


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Montauk Bars with a View

Duryea’s Lobster Deck

Address: 65 Tuthill Rd, Montauk

A gorgeous open air seafood restaurant serving delicious lobster with perfectly chilled champagne! The crowd here is mixed. Expect party goers as well as families.


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Crow’s Nest

Address: 4 Old West Lake Dr, Montauk

A beach chic restaurant and hotel perfectly perched to overlook Lake Montauk. The Crow’s Nest has a rustic menu that goes perfectly with the decor.  Drink your choice of wine or cocktails.


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Navy Beach

Address: 16 Navy Rd, Montauk

Navy Beach is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Montauk. Sit on their own private beach overlooking Fort Pond Bay and enjoy a glass of your choice.



Address: 88 Firestone Rd, Montauk

A dive bar and small hotel with an epic view over Fort Pond.  This go to sunset watching spot which will usually be accompanied by live music.


Best Bars for Day Partying


Address: 161 2nd House Rd. Montauk

You may have to wait on line, but you when you get it it feels like you’re partying at posh summer camp! It’s complete with fire pits, fairy lights and games.

To avoid a line and snag a picnic table of your own, get there early, 2 or 3 in the afternoon should do the trick.


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All Day Cafe at Breakers

Address: 769 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk

Sip poolside ALL Day. Indoor and outdoor seating, cafe bites as well as cocktails. 

Gurneys Montauk

Address: 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk

This place is super expensive. But we love it anyway! Drink frose on the beach and you’ll fit right in.

There’s a roped off area for those who just want to have a couple, but if you want to splash some cash, get a day bed with friends and order a few bottles. DJ on the beach included.


Local Faves

668 Gig Shack

Address: 782 Montauk Hwy, Montauk

The Gig Shack is run by a local family and sits right on the Main Street in the village of Montauk. You really feel the surfer vibe here with their tropically inspired cocktails!


Montauk Brewing Company

Address: 62 S Erie Ave, Montauk,

I could spot their colorful cans from a mile away. Visit their tasting room in a red house in the heart of Montauk. This place is a local staple.


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Getting around to Montauk Bars

If no one wants to volunteer to be the designated driver, not to worry. Here’s how you can get around:

1. Let me Chauffer 

  • Hire someone to drive your own car on Long Island and the Hamptons. Book your driver online, phone or email.
  • 631-823-2338,

2. Uber

  • Thankfully Uber does make it this far east from the city.

3. Main Street Drivers 

4. Taxis

  • MoKo Taxi – (631) 668-7070
  • Montauk’s Best Taxi – (631) 668-8444
  • Pink Tuna Taxi – (631) 668-3838
  • Lindy’s Taxi – (631) 668-4747
  • Surf Taxi – (631) 668-1111
  • Montauk Taxi – (631) 668-2468


House Party in the Hamptons?

Once you’ve outlasted the bars there’s always a house party! Just be careful of noise complaints…


If you’re headed to Montauk in the Winter check out this guide for what stays open year round.

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