Montauk is not famous for its nightlife, and that may be a good or bad thing, depending on your idea of a good time in the Hamptons. Sharing a bottle of wine at a table on a pier after sunset is probably the most apropos way to end a serene day of biking around the dunes and sunning on a hidden beach, however, those searching for a little more action can find it if they know where to look. Younger partygoers in search of drinks and dancing tend to flock to The Lakeside on Edgemere Street for its impressive dance floor, light show, and pulsing music. Those who like music but seek less club and more upscale watering hole head to the Oyster Pond Restaurant on Elmwood Avenue for a lively, flirty night attracting the under 30 crowd. If you cannot bear the thought of being indoors on a perfect June evening, Nick's on South Edison Street is an open-air bar that overlooks the ocean and hosts live bands or a d.j. nightly. If you're the type who doesn't own a cell phone, or you prefer to leave it in the hotel room while on vacation, The Dock, a Montauk institution to many, is the place for you. Originally a boisterous fisherman's bar, and remains so in many respects, The Dock has an unofficial dress code of sorts that seems to prohibit any clothing too precious to be worn as a beach coverup. Finally, for an amusing and somewhat surreal evening, make a cameo at the Memory Motel on the Montauk Highway, the same motel made famous by the Rolling Stones in the 70s, and check out the live music and colorful crowd. Then there is Gurney's, a resort that is open to the public and they have besides live music and dancing, karaoke and NYC stand-up comedy. That is a good place to meet interesting folks. Another way of lining up a date is to register with Date Hampton ( based in Montauk) before you even get there.