Fire Island hot spots
Fire Island is famous for its hot spots -- from the come-as-you-are bar-restaurants in Ocean Beach to the gay-friendly hangouts of Cherry Grove. Here's a look at some of the island's hottest hangouts.
Bay Avenue(Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Afternoon sunshine drenches browsers on Bay Avenue, a popular Fire Island shopping area, on June 22, 2013.
Castaway's Bar and Grill(Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Anjali Shah, left, of Westbury, sits with Olu Owoseni of Brooklyn as they enjoy food and drink at Ocean Beach's Castaway's Bar and Grill on June 22, 2013.
Cherry's(Credit: Johnny Milano)
The bar and restaraunt at Cherry's in Cherry Grove has a tree growing from its center and draws large crowds in the late afternoon and evening.
CJ’s Restaurant & Bar(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
Open for lunch and dinner, CJs Restaurant & Bar in Ocean Beach is referred to as "The Home of The Rocket Fuel," its popular Fire Island cocktail.
Flynn's(Credit: Johnny Milano)
King Wellington plays a live set at Flynn's in Ocean Bay Park, a restaurant and bar for both young and old that offers dockspace for those who venture out on their boats, a dance floor and a waterfront dining room.
The Ice Palace(Credit: Johnny Milano)
The storied Ice Palace, connected to the Grove Hotel remains a major hub of activities with a bar and pool.
Maguire's(Credit: Craig Ruttle)
The sun sets as patrons of Maguire's in Ocean Beach on Fire Island take in the end of the day on June 22, 2013.
Rachel's Fire Island Bakery(Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Friends share a dessert from Rachel's Fire Island Bakery in Ocean Beach on June 22, 2013.
Sand Bar(Credit: Craig Ruttle)
The Top 40 cover band Green Machine mixes with an exuberant crowd at Ocean Beach's Sand Ba, which offers live music nightly.
Schooner Inn(Credit: Johnny Milano)
Aside from live music, dinner, and a bayfront view, Schooner Inn at Ocean Bay Park, boasts of a small private beach, allowing boaters to pull up at any time and enjoy the tiki hut.
Surf's Out(Credit: Brian Kelley)
Patrons enjoy the sun and ocean air at Surf's Out in Kismet on Fire Island on June 17, 2009.