The Hamptons nightlife scene is about to get a lot hotter with the opening of these hotspots Memorial Day weekend.
After a 3-year Hamptons hiatus David Sarner and Robert Montwaid are bringing back former Hamptons nightlife hotspot Pink Elephant (44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, www.pinkelephantclub.com) to the East End beginning Memorial Day Weekend. If Rihanna partying at the NYC location three Sundays in a row is any sign of what’s to come from its return to Hamptons, it’s going to be a must stop.
Southampton favorite South Pointe (125 Tuckahoe Lane, 917-574-4112) is returning this summer. Previous summers have attracted big named DJ’s like Calvin Harris, Avicii, Chris Lake, and Alesso as well as big named celebs including singer Katy Perry, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, actress Sofia Vergara and fiancé Nick Loeb and New Orleans Saints Running Back Pierre Thomas, and this summer is bound not to disappoint.
EMM Group owners Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Michael Hirtenstein are bringing back SL East (44 Three Mile Harbor Road, emmgrp.com), the Hamptons outpost of Meatpacking District favorite, SL. Russell Simmons, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, “Twilight’s” Kellan Lutz and “Gossip Girl’s” Matthew Settle have been spotted at the Hamptons location.
Georgica Restaurant and Lounge (108 Wainscott Stone Road, 631-537-6255, www.georgicarestaurant.com) will celebrate its fifth consecutive summer featuring American dining crafted by Executive Chef Seth Levine and nightlife including high profile fundraisers like supermodel Jessica White’s Angel Wings Foundation Benefit and internationally in-demand DJ’s like DJ Phresh, Sam Ronson, DJ Ross One, and Jesse Marco who have previously spun there. The lounge is a celeb favorite with previous sightings of actor Bradley Cooper, actress Sophia Bush, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, actress Susan Sarandon, Russell Simmons, Rev Run, and actress Michelle Trachtenberg.
Matt Shendell and Paige Hospitality Group have teamed up once again with Ian Duke and David Hilty to re-launch Southampton Social Club (256 Elm Street, 631-287-1400, www.southamptonsocialclub.com), the indoor/outdoor restaurant and lounge. Matt Shendell, president of Paige Hospitality Group noted, “Last summer was a huge success and we have stayed open all year round, establishing ourselves as the top dining, drinking and event venue out East.” “Dancing With The Stars” alums Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust, New York Rangers Michael Del Zotto and Brad Richards, talk show host Chelsea Handler, supermodel Jessica White, and actor B. J. Novak are some of the notable names who have stopped by.
Enjoy cocktails while taking in scenic views at Sunset Beach (35 Shore Road, 631-749-2001,
www.sunsetbeachli.com) in Shelter Island. The luxury boutique hotel boasts a beachfront bar and restaurant with a European flair, so much so that Duchess Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa Middleton was spotted showing off her sporty skills during a ping pong match with owner Andre Balazs.
So get ready for the best Hamptons summer season yet