Montauk is beloved for its live music offerings, especially in summer. Here are some of our favorite venues.
Concerts on the Green – The Montauk Chamber of Commerce hosts free concerts each Monday night in the summer on the Montauk Green (located in the center of town). 742 Montauk Highway; montaukchamber.com
Surf Lodge – Montauk’s most popular live music venue, Surf Lodge hosts live music multiple nights each week. Musicians slated to perform this summer range from international headliners like Lukas Nelson to Lovelytheband to Montauk local Nancy Atlas, who takes the stage each Wednesday night with her band. 183 Edgemere Street; 631-483-5037; thesurflodge.com
Stephen Talkhouse – Though Talkhouse is located in Amagansett, it is worth the 20-minute (or so) drive for its excellent music offerings. Named for a member of the Montaukett Native American tribe who lived in the mid-1800s, Talkhouse is beloved for the incredible acts it attracts and the pivotal role the venue has played in Rock history—greats like Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel have graced its stage.
Westlake Fish House – The family-friendly dockside Westlake Fish House hosts dining and live music by bands like 3Bs and Montauk Lifeguards. 352 Westlake Drive; 631-668-3474; westlakefishhouse.com
Montauk Beach House – For those who prefer DJ sets, the MBH (located a few blocks away from Marram) features a great lineup throughout the summer. 55 S Elmwood Avenue; 631-668-2112; thembh.com
Swallow East – A great restaurant for lunch and dinner, Swallow East hosts live music performances on summer weekends. 475 West Lake Drive; 631-668-8344; swalloweastrestaurant.com
Gosman’s Deck – Gosman’s puts on free concerts on Sundays in July and August. Montauk local Nancy Atlas is a regular performer. (Guests are asked to bring their own seating.) 500 W Lake Drive; 631-668-5330; gosmans.com
Tauk at Trails End – All-day eatery near the town center, Tauk at Trail’s End serves casual fair, cocktails and live music. 63 S Euclid Avenue; 631-238-5527; taukattrailsend.com
Lynn’s Hula Hut – Attracting creatives of all kinds, Lynn’s Hula Hut invites musicians to play each afternoon and evening on their breezy deck. 426 West Lake Drive; lynnshulahut.net
Montauket – The casual Montauket bar is perfectly situated to catch gorgeous sunset views and hear great music. 88 Firestone Road; 631-668-5992
Montauk Library – Montauk’s local library hosts Wednesday night concerts featuring such acts as singer/songwriter Sheri Miller, classical guitarist Francisco Roldan, and jazz pianist Bill O’Connell. 871 Montauk Highway; 631-668-3377; montauklibrary.org