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Montauk bars

Dinner on Surf Lodge's outside deck in Montauk.

(Credit: Newsday / Bruce Gilbert)

Some call it the "Unhampton" -- for while Montauk is the tip of the South Fork, it is in many ways part of the Hamptons community -- and then again, in many ways it isn't. The personality is much more relaxed, the dress so much more casual -- however, it has always had a hot summer scene of its own, and thanks to the hundreds of summer funseekers that have already turned the stretch from the Shinnecock Canal to Amagansett into a premiere place for warm-weather fun, these days the town most famous for its lighthouse is also quickly becoming a must for fun times and cocktails. Here are a few suggestions on where to take it all in (and make sure you have that GPS handy, for Montauk roads tend to bamboozle non-residents).

  • The Dock Bar and Restaurant in Montauk is

    The Dock Bar and Grill $$ | Pub, Seafood Montauk Harbor 500 W Lake Dr. Montauk The decor here is eclectic, with a variety of vintage signs, posted mantras and mounted ...

  • The lights on a passing ship glow brightly

    Gosman's Topside Bar $$$ | Seafood, Pub 500 West Lake Drive Montauk Serving a menu of seafood items for lunch and dinner, this section of Gosman's Dock ...

  • Eclectic decor hangs behind the bar at Liar's

    Liars' Saloon Pub, Karaoke and Open jams 401 W Lake Dr. Montauk In business for more than 30 years, this small tavern is nestled near the water ...

  • The Memory Motel, made famous by the Rolling

    Memory Bar & Motel $$ | Hotel Motel, Nightspot 692 Montauk Hwy. Montauk The Memory Motel, a 13-room motel made famous by the Rolling Stones, has the Memory ...

  • A woman listens to a conversation while drinking

    Navy Beach $$$ | Nightspot, Seafood, Rock and more, Italian 16 Navy Rd. Montauk There are restaurants with water views and restaurants that are almost in the water. Navy ...

  • O'Murphy's Pub is an Irish bar and restaurant

    O'Murphy's Pub $$ | Karaoke and Open jams, Pub, Irish 99 Edgemere Rd. Montauk Serving burgers and sandwiches, plus a traditional Irish breakfast platter (bacon, sausage, black pudding, white ...

  • Sports memorabilia hangs on the walls and windows

    The Point Bar & Grille $$ | Pub, Sports bar, American 697 Montauk Highway Montauk A restaurant and tavern, its casual and sports-minded personality tends to bring in moderate-to-heavy crowds, ...

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    The neon sign of Shagwong in Montauk.

    Shagwong Restaurant and Tavern $$$ | Seafood, American, Pub 774 Main St. Montauk In a town where the local lighthouse is generally considered "the" icon of the area ...

  • The sidewalk in front of 666 The Gig

    668 The Gig Shack $$$ | Lounge, American, Pub, Seafood 782 Montauk Hwy Montauk With dining tables spilling out onto the sidewalk, and positioning any live bands that play ...

  • The Sloppy Tuna has a roof-deck bar and

    The Sloppy Tuna $$$ | Lounge, Dance club, Burgers, Beach club, Pub 148 S. Emerson Ave. Montauk Swimsuits and flip-flops are as fancy as you need to dress at The Sloppy Tuna, ...

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