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Ten years ago, the review in this space started "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". Since this review was posted, Montauk has updated a lot of the venues mentioned in the original posting. Some things have remained. Stephen Talkouse in Amagansett (on the way to Montauk) bolstered its reputation for a live music venue, originating the Soldier Ride concept (bartender Chris Carney did the first solo cross country Soldier Ride followed the next year with Chris being joined by two amputee riders) and incorporated the Soldier Ride effort to underpin the fledgling Wounded Warrior Project. The prosthetic leg of one of the amputee riders has a place of honor above the side front bar with a placque commemorating the 2005 cross country ride. The ride brought the amputees out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and into the communities of East Hampton and the country, creating a standard for the reintegration of military veterans back into their communities. So on the way to Montauk, stop in at the Talkhouse, take in some live music (everyone has had their time on the stage at the Talkouse, from Buffett to McCartney to every Jersey singer of note other than Sinatra). Once in Montauk, the first vista is of the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean as you head down the hill toward town. It is awe inspiring. Less majestic is the famous Memory Motel property, the scene of an interlude memorialized in the Rolling Stones song of the same name. The Stones had readied themselves for an album and tour at Andy Warhol's place, and the Memory was a comfortable place to kick back and enjoy what was then a little fishing town. The Memory never was and, one would hope, never will be, the place to be seen in Montauk, but it is as good as anywhere in the world to find yourself. The owner is a West Pointer who expects that if you are in Montauk, you are there to have a good time, and will look to have that happen for you, whether you are a Rolling Stone or, if fate finds you here, a Navy veteran. The latter will be most welcome at Navy Beach, a restaurant which has found its footing as a mainstay of the new Montauk scene. In taking the naval history of the Fort Pond Bay section of Montauk, Navy Beach hosts an annual Navy SEAL Foundation event which opens the Montauk season. The restaurant's relationship with young talented business executives and artists and the taking on of fine chefs has opened the door to a new level of comfort in enjoying what is generally regarded as the finest sunset experience in Montauk. Family style dining at Harvest is generally regarded as the height of good dining in Montauk, while others would argue that the Gig Shack offers great value. The legendary Shagwon's was recently sold for $3 million, which will not surprise its many fans of multiple generations, but Main Street Montauk property values make one doubt the "genuine" nature of Shagwon's will be retained. Of course, the Montauk Beach House and the renovation of the old Ronjo Motel in the middle of town makes most objective observers pleased with the investment in the downtown area, whatever the cost of losing the Ronjo experience (which could be quite frightening). Nick's on the Beach gave way to the Sloppy Tuna. The Tuna's second floor deck overlooking the surf crashing into shore is a pleasure for a comfortable lunch or, a little later, for a very lively late afternoon and evening crowd experience. Montauk Yacht Club provides a fine dining experience, a wonderful location for weddings, and enough docking space to serve the many yachts which find their way to the aptly named "Star Island". Surfing at Ditch Plains, bike riding to the Montauk Lighthouse, and a slice of pizza at the place next to the Memory Motel form a nice triple for experiencing Montauk. Then you can just take your inner Mick Jagger over to the Memory and imagine creating your own song that people will remember about your trip to Montauk.