When it come to sitting, sipping and really savoring the feeling of island time … Sandbar at the Jetties is an island oasis in a class of its own. Situated on beach front property, located right on the outskirts of town, and with a family friendly beach dining experience, Sandbar has views for days and a delicious menu to match. Recently rebranded and reopened by Nantucket restaurant veterans, George Kelley and Nick Nashington, there’s a whole bunch of fresh things we want you to know to make the most of your time down at Sandbar… Get the scoop below!
1. THAT SANDBAR VIBE
There’s nothing better than a good beach shack… and Sandbar’s scene offers a low key ambiance with high energy. It’s a “come as you are” spot where you can be as comfortable in a bathing suit and flip flops straight from the beach as you can being dressed for a night out and having a glass of rose and some raw bar before an evening on the cobblestones..
2. THAT BEACH SHACK CUISINE
When it comes to the Sandbar cuisine, expect lots of raw bar (Island Creek and Pocomo oysters, ceviche, and shrimp cocktail) mixed in with a menu of everyones favorite beach fare. From Chef Manny’s famous Cubano to super insta worthy fish taco to a pan seared fish sandwich to one of the best burgers on the island, you’ll be sure to find lots of items that are great for the kids and for the adults! Oh, and if you’re a big lobster fan, check out their lobster frites, a delicious dish, a little messy and oh so worth it.
3. THOSE COOL COCKTAILS
The summer line up has arrived… and when it comes to the bar scene, Sandbar will leave you super satisfied with their delicious drinks. From frozen concoctions like mudslides and blueberry slushies to a damn good Painkiller (and the perfect spot to sip this rum favorite!) to tons local favorites from Cisco Brewers beers and Triple 8 Vodkas…. definitely DO get yourself in the mood for some libations with your lunches. TAKE NOTE… they also offer frose and a great selection of large format Rose from AIX to Whispering Angel.. especially good for those looking for a real Rose All Day vibe on the beach while you catch a buzz and a tan!
4. THE STELLAR SANDBAR STAFF
One of the best parts about the changing of the guard from Jetties to Sandbar is you will truly see lots of familiar faces in the mix on 4 Bathing Beach Road. From owners Nick and George (who bartended at CRU and Nautilus for years!) to their chef Manny who was in the kitchen and both the Pearl and the Nautilus, to the bar staff, Joe and Lora who were behind the bar at Straight Wharf and Dune…
At Sandbar, you’ll find a great mix of personality with tons of talented restaurant workers all in a fresh updated setting.
5. THE FRESH SANDBAR BRAND
For those in need of beach toys and sunscreen, the Sandbar still has its sweet retail area and they’ve added tons of fresh products and clothing to the mix with their SANDBAR merch! From Tuck Life Hats to super soft tees to cozy sweatshirts, it’s always a treat to be able to sip and shop … especially while you’re on the sand!
6. THE SWEET SANDBAR EVENTS SPACE
Looking for the next cool spot to host your big event on island? From rehearsal dinners to big post wedding beach brunches to smaller gatherings, Sandbar offers the side porch as an events space during June, September and October for groups of up to 80 people! Talk about a beautiful setting! For more details or to book an event, contact Events@JettiesSandbar.com PHOTO: Binita Patel Photography
7. THE SANDBAR DETAILS
So you’re ready to get your feet in the SAND, and your belly up to the BAR… here are the SANDBAR details to note. Sandbar is open seven days a week and serves daily from 11:30AM until 10PM. Lunch hours are 11:30 to 3PM, light bites and Buck-A-Shuck from 3pm to 5pm and then dinner served from 5pm to 9pm. Expect live music on the weekends with local bands like Buckle & Shake and Jeff Ross and you never have to worry about being a large party walk-in as they NEVER take rezzies! This is the perfect place to come as you are and to enjoy some of the best scenery and beach dining that Nantucket has to offer!
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