Summertime means long, lazy evenings of dining and relaxing
outside and where better to do it than near the waterfront. Rockland County is fortunate to be flanked to
the east by the mighty Hudson River.
Last week and weekend, I found myself spending time in two of my
favorite riverfront tiki bars in Rockland County. One very popular dining spot with outdoor bar
area is Pier 701 in Piermont
, NY, formerly The Lighthouse prior to Frankenstorm Sandy. This lovely destination has a full menu
including numerous seafood items. My
favorite so far is the gorgeous grilled octopus. Wow, was it tender. It’s quite often very busy on Friday and
Saturday nights so expect to wait. But
what else do you have to do. One goes there
to be near the water, so sit back , relax, and enjoy.
Another great spot to visit is the tiki bar at the
Marina called the Hudson Water Club in Haverstraw
, NY. I went there Saturday night and
was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful band that was playing at the
time. It was called Curbside Hustle and
they are worth going back for. They have
bands every Friday and Saturday nights for the crowd who loves night life. The food is also good there. They also have plenty of seafood dishes on the
menu and the drinks are very good as well.
Someone ordered Pina Coladas with Midori. They looked like milk shakes
with cream on top. Locals from across
the river often frequent this establishment and of course, many of the patrons
are member s of the Haverstraw
Marina and love sharing boating stories.
, NY, The River Club is a favorite spot for locals and
visitors alike. Having first remodeled a
few years ago due to a kitchen fire, then again because of that dreaded Sandy,
they are in full force serving a menu complete with seafood and grill
items. Open air dining is what it’s all
about and they certainly have it here.
All this is to say, when you are looking for something fun
to do outside, stop by one of the riverfront dining areas in Rockland and make
sure you stay long enough to watch the evening sky light up with bright crimson
reds, golden oranges & yellows and Prussian blue. The sunsets have been spectacular! What’s the old saying…..Red at night, Sailor’s