Enjoy Live Music Outdoors on LI

Once the warm weather hits, dining heads outdoors. And it’s even better when live music is added to the equation. Luckily, Long Island makes it easy to enjoy both. Whether on the East End or in Nassau County, five places are perfect to enjoy food, booze, live music and good vibes.

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Off Key Tikki, Patchogue

 Off Key Tikki

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It’s easy to feel like you’ve escaped to a vacation at this festive waterfront spot. Tropical vibes fill the air with tiki umbrellas, tall trees, sand and surfboards used for decoration. Grab a fruity cocktail like a pineapple coconut mojito along with a fish taco or two and enjoy the sounds of a live band jamming throughout the summer after 5pm. Phone: 631-475-1723 | Address: 31 Baker Pl Click to jam

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Calverton

A summer isn’t complete without a trip to the North Fork wineries. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard spices up wine drinking with live music every Saturday (11:30am-6pm) and Sunday (2-6pm). Tons of local acts swing by including The Wild Honey Band and Ain’t So EZ. Along with the music and Cabernet Sauvignon, Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is also a horse haven making this place even more special. Phone: 631-369-0100 | Address: 2114 Sound Ave Click to jam

Flynn’s, Fire Island


A popular summertime spot with waterfront views, this Fire Island staple is a fun place to catch live music. Opened in 1937, Flynn’s music calendar is loaded with different acts. There’s “Sunday Funday” taking place throughout the summer with reggae star King Wellington and his band Earth People. Other acts not to miss include Los Angeles-based 1960s psychedelic rock band The Zoo and Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, which honors the popular American ska punk band. Of course there’s also festive cocktails like the popular frozen Rocket Fuel and a lengthy food menu to make the day even more enjoyable. Phone: 631-583-5000 | Address: 1 Cayuga St Click to go

John Scott’s Surf Shack, Westhampton Beach

Avoid pretentious vibes and head to John Scott’s Surf Shack this summer. Live music takes place during dinnertime on the casual outdoor patio. Diners can enjoy the sounds while sitting on one of the white table and chair sets. Along with a menu that includes a lobster roll on a toasted bun and a Rice Krispie Treat Pie (“a shack specialty”), there are also daily specials. The restaurant suggests clearing your calendar for Monday wing night when wings are only 20 cents starting at 5pm. Phone: 631-288-5810 | Address: 540 Dune Rd Click to jam

LaMotta’s, Port Washington


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Located on a waterfront with views of the Manhasset Bay, LaMotta’s has been serving Port Washington since 1994. Open April through October, it especially comes alive during the summertime. Grab a seat near the outdoor tiki bar to listen to live music every Friday night paired with some happy hour specials. Or order from the dinner menu, which includes seafood, pasta, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Phone: 516-944-7900 | Address: 10 Matinicock Ave Click to jam

anna halkidis

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Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.