TOP PICKS

A CURATED GUIDE TO THE BEST OF OUT EAST

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WHERE DID THESE TOP PICKS EVEN COME FROM?

It’s a long story, but honestly, not as long as you think.

Back in 2008, our creative director, Rex, was a law student in New York City. Always having people out to his family’s Hamptons house, Rex quickly became the go-to guy for recos on places to eat, go out to, stay, and more, out east in the Hamptons. Tired of always answering one-off texts and e-mails, Rex made a custom Google Map of his fave places (or shall we say, “top picks”) on the east end.

Over the last 12 years, that humble Google Map turned into what is now Dune Road Lifestyle. While we serve content in a wide variety of formats, our Top Picks page is still a major focus point today.

The Top Picks section is now a highly curated database of only the very best in dining, nightlife, accommodations and more out in the Hamptons. Unlike a lot of other sites / blogs / companies, we take our recommendations seriously. We won’t include just anyone, and frankly, places can’t ask, or pay, to join.

Bottom line: if it’s on the DRL Top Picks page, we’d stake our rep that you’ll have a great experience there.

And if you didn’t? Tell us. There’s no better source of information on what’s going on lately than you, guys.

We love y’all, and hope our Top Picks make the Hamptons better for you.

WANT MORE EXCLUSIVE HAMPTONS CONTENT? WE GOT YOU.

For features on the latest and best Hamptons events, parties, pop-ups, restaurant openings and more, check out our FEATURES section.

For insider perspectives on life out east from celebrities, VIPs, influencers and other Hamptons notables, subscribe to the OUT EAST VIBES podcast.

We’ve rounded up the best bars, restaurants, hotels and sweet treat spots in the Hamptons and put them on a single, easily searchable list for you. Interested? Check out Dune Road Lifestyle’s TOP PICKS and see what you’ve been missing out on.

Dune Road Lifestyle was founded to bring you the best of the Hamptons: all killer, no filler. We take a minimalist, details-focused approach to product, travel and lifestyle journalism that most sites, well, don’t. We don’t bombard you with a million ads and pop-ups. We don’t invade your e-mail. We want our site to be like the Hamptons itself: easy, refreshing, and chic.

Want to tell us how we’re doing? Got an idea for a feature, podcast guest, or place to review? Hit us via e-mail at hello@duneroadlifestyle.com or on Insta at @duneroadlifestyle.