Are the Hamptons Still Hip?

Written by on May 26, 2023

In a clampdown reminiscent of “Footloose,” even dancing can be punishable.

Shagwong Tavern, an unfussy, old-school restaurant and bar in Montauk that dates back to the 1920s, was a haunt visited by John Lennon, Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol. “Get Off of My Cloud” by The Rolling Stones blasted from the jukebox, and people shimmied shoulder to shoulder into the A.M.

Present day, a sign out front reads “piano player wanted must have knowledge of opening clams.” All walks of life . . .

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