72 Bayside Drive, Point Lookout, NY 11569
(516) 432 - 3975
DescriptionBuoy Bar is located at 72 Bayside Drive in Point Lookout. Valet parking is available at the entrance. Street-level, double doors lead to the full-height bar area. The hostess area is at the beginning of the outdoor, wooden, dining deck.
Space between the umbrella covered tables can be a bit tight. A small beach area with Adirondack chairs requires three steps to access it. Buoy Bar has told us that , "On the other side of the stairs (adult beach) we have another beach section (parents/kids) that has a concrete ramp that can be used to directly access the parents/kids beach." There is also a dock, with high chairs, that can be accessed without any steps.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations are located in the hallway to the left of the entrance.
- Terrain: flat
Places to rest: bench in front of entrance
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: **three steps to beach area
Width of aisles: a bit tight
Places to sit: tables with umbrellas overhead, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in hallway, to the left of the entrance
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessible, with baby-changing station
Ease of entry and exit: good
Baby changing station: yes
Notes: * Valet parking is available at all times** The restaurant has told us that, "On the other side of the stairs ( adult beach), we have another beach section (parents/kids) that has a concrete ramp that can be used to directly access the parents/kids beach."
A perfect summer day, that happened to be my husband’s birthday, brought us to Buoy Bar, in Point Lookout. It had been recommended to us as a great place on the water. Today was our day to try it, for a late lunch/early dinner.
We drove up to find a sign across their driveway saying that the parking lot was full. We drove around a few blocks but all of the signs say, “No Parking Anytime,” so we drove back and asked the valets what they thought. They were nice enough to take our car and fit us into their lot.
Street level double doors led us inside to the bar area. The hostess area was near the wood, outdoor dining deck. Even at what we thought was an “off hour” (around 3 pm) we had a short wait for a table at the rail, with a close-up view of Reynold’s Channel. We also had a lovely view of the small beach area and dock. Three steps are required to access the small beach area. There are signs indicating “adult beach” to the left and a “child’s beach” to the right. While we waited we took a walk down the dock (no steps required) to get a better view of the water. Adirondack chairs on the firm sand of the beach had people sitting and enjoying a drink. When we were shown to our table we noted that, while not spacious, tables (with unbrellas) have adequate space between them. There is a full-height bar inside. We have been apprised by Buoy Bar ( 8/11/19) that, “On the other side of the stairs (adult beach), we have another beach section (parents/kids) that has a concrete ramp that can be used to directly access the parents/kids beach.”
Choosing what to order was difficult. As we looked around at what others were eating, everything looked great. Our server was very professional and pleasant. After much consideration, we settled on one lobster salad and one tuna wrap. Both were delicious! We were able to relax and enjoy our meal, the weather and the view without being rushed. It was a lovely way to spend several hours and one we can recommend to others.
Multi-stall restrooms with handicapped-accessible stalls and baby-changing stations are located in the hallway to the left of the entrance.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.buoybarli.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”