The Surf Lodge is really a refurbished motel with a bar, lounge and restaurant. The rooms are small and true to the surfer lifestyle. Then, there's the restaurant, airy and tropical in décor, whose dining deck is shaded by a canopy of baskets. Breezy and casual.

The outdoor bar is one of the few places actually able to bring celebrities to otherwise laid-back Montauk. With the glistening waters of Fort Pond in the background, it has become one of the most celebrated East End stops for enjoying a drink outdoors. Previous summers have come with concert and art series as well as popular "Outdoor Surf Cinema" film screenings.