3593 Montauk Hwy., Hamptons-Wide
This casual barbecue spot and bar (complete with a pool table) serves chicken and ribs, pulled pork, collard greens, and the like counter-style. But Townline’s food is particularly fun for catered events, whether it’s a beach or house party—they can deliver a buffet, or do a full-service, on-site cookout.
It's a real comfort knowing that all you need to book the perfect blowout (or updo, makeup, lashes, braid...) in the Hamptons is a decent internet connection. The brilliance of this supremely user-friendly app is that it allows you to book multiple at-home services, for multiple people, in just a few swipes.
We're pretty sold on this concept: Namaste, a self-titled "wellness concierge," will send massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga teachers, and the like to your home or hotel room through one quick email or text—even for same day, last-minute appointments or corporate retreats. They’ve spent more than a decade looking for the best practitioners around, a rolodex rigor that means you won’t be disappointed. Prices are commensurate with what you’d pay in a nice spa ($150-$250/hr), but with the convenience of an at-home treatment. They currently serve New York, The Hamptons, Palm Beach, Aspen, Connecticut, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—plus all the corresponding ‘burbs. If this is the wellness model of the future, we couldn’t be bigger fans.
The good news is that JetGet will get you to Long Island in under thirty minutes. The bad news is that a flight on one of its slick private planes will cost you at least $500. For frequent flyers and big spenders, the $3,000 monthly membership option might make the most sense.
It’s certainly not cheap, but this app lets you book a seat on a helicopter out to the Hamptons—or you can just book the whole thing and sublet the seats to others, if there isn’t a flight at the time you need to take off. In inclement weather, they’ll drive you to your destination in luxury cars.
This service is backed by the people behind the Standard hotels, so extra attention is paid to client experience—which makes sense, since snagging a seat on one of the seaplanes starts at $595 each way. Scheduling-wise, pickups are on Thursdays and Fridays from the East River, with return trips on Sundays and Mondays.
Fly The Whale
In thirty-five minutes, Fly the Whale can take you from the heart of Manhattan to Montauk, East Hampton, or Westhampton (or back) for around $535. Better yet: Its amphibious planes take off from and land on the East River.
Good news in the affordable-ride department: Uber is back operating in the Hamptons. After a two-year hiatus fueled by local regulations, the ride-sharing app returned to the East End.
Gotham Air (Closed)
For about $400 each way, this helicopter ride-sharing service will get you from the city to East Hampton (or Nantucket, or Martha's Vineyard) in less than an hour. What separates Gotham from other Uber-esque operations is that you can charter a single seat as opposed to the entire helicopter. At a price, they'll even organize a flight from Manhattan to any local airport in as little as 20 minutes.
Barton & Gray
Though not quite as fast as a helicopter or a private jet, a membership with Barton and Gray gets you unlimited, year-round access to a fleet of tricked-out, fully staffed yachts. In the summer, this means stops in Martha's Vineyard, the Hamptons, Nantucket, and more; winter harbors include Miami, Sarasota, and numerous islands. Annual fees are steep—like $30,000-to-start steep.