rugby boots adidas Long Island’s Boardy Barn Boozefest Is the Happiest Place on Earth
Contact Us,Generally, the Hamptons are all about expensive booze, BMWs and Vera Bradley bags. There, you’ll find the Boardy Barn, a 43 year old bar whose massive striped tent looks down on beer soaked singalongs, smiley stickers ad infinitum and bromances galore.
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The indoor/outdoor drinking extravaganza is only open for four hours a day, on Sundays, during the summertime. And Barn animals (as they’re dubbed) can wait on line for up to six hours to get in.
Trust me, it’s worth it.
The legendary spot’s motto, “Happy Days in Hampton Bays,” is an apt representation of co owner Tony Galgano’s philosophy. The soft spoken, low key Long Island local is all about bringing joy into the lives of his patrons. And does he ever. Since the tender age of 26, he’s been making drunken dreams come true.
The inside of the tented den of drunkenness is lined with four decades of photographic evidence. Debauchery hasn’t changed much since 1965. For me, it’s a family tradition. My parents used to hang out there (seriously), my uncle used to work there and I’ve spent the happiest moments of my post 21 adulthood there.
But that ain’t all. The Barn also been reported to sell more beer on any given afternoon than YANKEE STADIUM. You heard right. The home of the NY Yankees. They sell more beer than the world’s most popular baseball stadium. That means an approximate 100,000 cups of brew in one day.
On holidays (Memorial Day Monday, Labor Day Monday), they’re open for a whopping eight hours and the cover runs $30. $20 on a normal Sunday. Once inside, cups of Bud or Bud Light run $2 a pop. There’s liquor, too, but Barn regulars know better unless they want to end the evening glued to the porcelain throne. Here, you stick with beer.
As the afternoon wears on, patrons stack and carry their cups in a vain attempt to keep track of their consumption quantity, but that’s a wasted effort. No one leaves the Barn anything less than shitfaced, hammered wasted beyond all recognition. Then, hoards spill out into the streets to inhale slices of pizza, make out with strangers and stumble on home.
For anyone looking to break their Barn cherry, there are certain guidelines that are crucial for a successful experience. This is hard earned wisdom, people, so pay attention.
1. Orange = no go.
Bouncers wear bright orange t’s, so steer clear of that color. Otherwise, you can wear whatever the hell you want. Underwear, sailor outfits, giant foam cowboy hats a la Peter Griffin.
2. Buy or make a ridiculous t shirt.
Wearing shirts with ridiculous sayings is kind of a thing. Best one ever? Probably “HIV Negative.” That’s need to know info.
3. Rain boots FTW.
Any shoes you wear to the Barn will be soaked in beer, stepped on and completely violated. A pedicure will be utterly destroyed.