Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Sand Bar, Mastic Beach



Finally, I was within.  I must say there was a sense of fright before stepping through the doors.  It is original.  The current owner Lilian, has now worked there for 35 years but it dates to before the Hurricane of '38.  Details litter the place, accentuating and enhancing the days of the past.  From the pay phone booth with taxi numbers scrawled straight on the wall to the wooder ice boxes under the antique register.  The beer selection is run of the mill LI style, with the full spectrum of LIGHTS.  Full liquor selection.  I left in love.  My only suggestion is to pour some Bluepoint Lager from the taps, other than that I would'nt want to change the past at all. 

11 comments:

Mr. Lentini said...

brain and i dived in there on our birthday on jan 25th last year--it was nothing less than epic--that was the old lumberyard that built all the bungalows in the 1920's

that bar is crying to be rented for a party

Hota! said...

I need to get back into this JOINT. I like the old time feel.

MamaSaid said...

First bar we went to when we moved in - a few weeks later my car broke down and someone from the place happened to pass by, was a mechanic, fixed me up for free and wished me well with my two little ones - I knew this town was for me. Sand Bar is definitely a friendly little place with an old-fashioned feel.

BRAIN said...

We had that place to ourselves...for an entire night.

Scott said...

hey johnny, great new pics on the blog. been a while since I've visited. my loss i must say. looks like you had a great summer. sorry not to have been hanging with you guys more. hopefully soon. at the sand bar. need to go after all of these years out here. all my best, scott

Miss Dee said...

This bar has been in my family for over 25 yrs. It's home to me. They still have the same jukebox with the same old music but hey its what Ive grown to love. It deff has an old school feel to it and nothing much has changed but In a way thats good. To much modernization today... If your looking to just kick back, have a few laughs and drinks this is that place. Ive been sitting on the same bar stool since I was 1 y/o lol. I am now 22 and can officially be in there =) Lillian is my Aunt, and wounderful friend and person to know. Although I must say Mr. and Mrs. Gangemella ( My Nanny n Poppy ) are the owners. Unfortunitly my nanny Doris has since passed on but she will always be rememberd and missed dearly.

Anonymous said...

I don't like it, some dirtbag Gino tried to "hook me up with some drugs" some of the old folks are charming, but the riff raff is ruining the quaint charm. throw out the garbage and maybe it will be a place i'll go back to.

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