Music may set the mood, but the venue sets the stage.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy live music with a glass of local wine at the vineyards, over a meal at a top-notch restaurant, or are in search of a real-deal concert experience, these five North Fork venues will suit any vibe.
Music on the water
PORT Waterfont Bar & Grill
104 Third St., Greenport
There is no shortage of island vibes at PORT. The waterfront restaurant hosts live music on weekends throughout the summer at its outdoor gazebo bar just steps away from the harbor and its sandy shores. There is a rotating lineup of artists best enjoyed with a drink and lobster roll in hand.
For music and a meal …
Porto Bello Restaurant & Bar
410 Manhanset Ave., Greenport
Live music is complimentary with a meal on Sundays. The Greenport restaurant is the perfect spot to unwind while enjoying traditional Italian fare and listening to a diverse, rotating lineup of local musicians.
In the vines …
39390 Route 25, Peconic
Winter or summer, Raphael is a sure bet for live music on weekends. The Peconic tasting room is a showcase for both local wine and local talent, welcoming artists who play a little something for everyone throughout the year.
On the bar scene …
Green Hill Kitchen
48 Front St., Greenport
The upstairs at Green Hill Kitchen is earning a name for itself as a go-to live music venue since it opened last year — and rightfully so. The speakers are from famed The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, a venue so iconic it has attracted the likes of Paul McCartney and Coldplay to perform. The intimate vibe at Green Hill sets the stage for artists playing everything from acoustic sets to jazz nights. Nurse a signature cocktail and take in the sounds.
For a grand concert experience …
The Suffolk Theater
118 East Main St., Riverhead
Make a night of it at the historic Suffolk Theater. The art deco concert hall, which was fully renovated and reopened in 2013, attracts a variety of artists from Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes to hip-hop artist Coolio. Noah Schwartz, of his eponymous farm-to-table restaurant in Greenport, serves as the theater’s executive chef, giving the audience access to locally inspired dishes to enjoy with the performances.