The Hamptons nightlife is world famous (just ask the Kardashians), and if you are up for a night on the town, there is no better place to party than a Hamptons summer. Prowl some fabulous local clubs or attend special galas and parties, where the ticket prices usually support a worthy charity, and the guest lists will include the glitterati. These parties define the Hamptons social scene.

Beach Bar

58 Foster Ave, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

This high energy nightspot boasts a DJ-fueled dance floor and large patio with fabulous bay views. The name says it all. Enjoy it in season with a real beach/dance vibe.

Boardy Barn

270 W Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

You have not partied in the Hamptons until you have finished off a beach weekend at the Boardy Barn. This no-frills hotspot is a summer Sunday institution where long lines feed a bustling, beer-fueled party indoors and under tents. And it is a stone's throw from the Bayview Resort. It's a party like no other the Hamptons offers.

Southampton Social Club

This upscale, trendy, restaurant and bar is a seasonal favorite for Hamptonites and visitors alike. Enjoy American cuisine and cocktails in posh surroundings, including lovely patio for al fresco dining. Look for special events and live music that varies by the week.

Rumba Inspired Island Cuisine and Rum Bar

Step on to a Caribbean island, if only for the night, with a stop at Rumba, the island inspired sister restaurant to Cowfish. Rumba brings the islands to the Hamptons so you can enjoy island inspired cuisine, tropical drinks, reggae music and the low-key vibe that defines the Caribbean experience. Dine and imbibe while overlooking the beautiful Shinnecock Bay.

Bay Street Theater

Long Wharf Sag Harbor

This local theater hosts plays, live music and workshops. Check the schedule for national acts to bring their shows to the Hamptons.

Westhampton Performing Arts Center

This elegantly converted movie theater hosts popular nationally-known performers for concerts and comedy shows. Check out their schedule to see if your favorite is in town while you are enjoying your Hamptons getaway.

Suffolk Theater

Riverhead

A faithfully restored art deco movie house that now hosts big name acts, both locally and nationally known, in a supper club format. Although it is not officially located in the Hamptons, it is a 15 minute drive north in Riverhead, the hub of the east end, connecting the Hamptons to the North Fork.