7 Trendy Hamptons Hot Spots to See and Be Seen at This Summer
Where to dance all night, spot celebs and play Ping-Pong
People watching on Main Street and racking up credit-card debt at Intermix is no snooze, but sometimes you’ve just gotta dance until 2 a.m. (or, um, as long as you can keep your eyes open). Here’s a look at some hot spots to hit up this summer, whether your urge to party comes before noon or after midnight.
Best Place to Spot a Real Housewife: Jue Lan Club
Nope, that’s not just any fifty-something cougar dancing next to you--the new lounge at Jue Lan Club Southampton is a mecca for Real Housewives. Before you hit the dance floor, make a dinner rez so you can try the Drunken Sea Bass.
268 Elm St., Southampton; 631-353-3610 or juelanclub.com
Most Convenient: Southampton Social Club
After the sun sets, the back patio of this restaurant morphs into a lounge and nightclub. The outdoor spot also gets major brownie points for its location: It’s right near the train station, and there’s free parking (yessss, no valet charges).
256 Elm St., Southampton; 631-287-1400 or southamptonsocialclub.com
Best Music: AM Southampton
This new nightclub launched by 75 Main owner Zach Erdem has become an instant Hamptons sensation. The lineup includes hip-hop Fridays and a house DJ on Saturdays. Bonus: If you have one too many negronis, there’s a designated-driver service available to take you home.
125 Tuckahoe Lane, Southampton; 516-492-0346 or amsouthampton.com
Most Fun: Ruschmeyer’s
There’s something for everyone at this laid-back hotel, whether you’re looking to dance on tables or play an epic Ping-Pong match. Duck into the Electric Eel, which features a rotating schedule of live DJs; explore the Magic Garden, an outdoor oasis filled with paper lanterns; and then grab a mai tai at Sand Bar and play table tennis.
161 Second House Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2877 or chelseahotels.com
Best Outdoor Space: Sunset Beach
Fire pits? Balearic DJs on the weekends? Dancing by the ocean? We’re there. Like, every night for the rest of the summer.
35 Shore Rd., Shelter Island Heights; 631-749-2001 or sunsetbeachli.com
Best Boozy Brunch: Kozu
This new Japanese spot is one of the buzziest restaurants of the summer, particularly for its Saturday Champagne brunch. There’s a live DJ and it gets loud. If table dancing in your Louboutins at noon is your scene, this is a must.
136 Main St., Southampton; 631-283-7575 or 75maingroup.com
Best Newbie: The Leo
This Three Mile Harbor address is a go-to spot for nightlife venues--it’s previously been Philippe, SL East and Pink Elephant, among others. Now it’s the Leo, a gorgeous space to dance, sip a cocktail and stay up way too late.
44 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton; 631-324-3332 or theleoclub.com