It’s been a long time coming, but Honest Man Hospitality’s Rowdy Hall — the much-loved elevated Hamptons pub — has finally made the move to Amagansett, in a spiffy new space that’s ready to serve the masses.
While the jury is still out on if their trademark external color can stay (it is, for now, a primer coat… in black), there’s plenty inside that’s traveled the three and half miles from the old East Hampton locale to the new.
You’ll still get on-demand daily specials (Sunday prime rib in the house!), the Black Angus Rowdy Burger, raw bar to go with a chilly martini, stellar onion soup with melty gruyere, rotating taps of local and further-afield brews and, yes, the giant Bavarian pretzel with house beer mustard.
The new space feels roomy but intimate, with a broad bar and three TVs ever-broadcasting the game of interest. It’s separated from the dining room with tables and booth seating by an airy partition buttressed with thick barn-wood.
At the Monday night “friends and family” event, neighbors like Stephen Talkhouse owner Peter Honerkamp, Townline BBQ barman Ryan Brown and a multitude of Rowdy fans crowded into the space, trying out the passed hors d’oeuvres, super fresh beers on tap and cocktails and wine options curated by HMH beverage director Chimene Macnaughton.
Rowdy Hall originally opened 26 years ago in the Parrish Mews just off East Hampton’s Main Street, taking its name from a infamous (and, likely very fun) South Fork boarding house popular with local artists.
Official opening date is tonight, November 14 for the space that now occupies the old Indian Wells Tavern spot at 177 Main Street in Amagansett, exterior color be praised or damned. Check their website for updates.