Every self-respecting beach has its surf club and Rockaway Beach is no different.
Surfing’s thirsty (and hungry) work. All that paddling, the waves, the rips, the bails, the dumps. It will leave you exhausted, but glad to be alive. And especially glad to know there’s a place that serves fresh, authentic tacos, $5 beers and frozen margaritas.
The Rockaway Beach Surf Club is a relatively new addition to the area, which is in turn going through a renaissance after being hammered by hurricanes in the past five years that decimated the boardwalks and a lot of small business suffered.
This place is the current buzz destination and it’s not uncommon to wait for up to two hours for food. That being said, the drinks are dirt cheap, the tunes are great and there are plenty of scantiliclad beautiful people to chat to. The clubhouse itself is little more than a shack and as its name suggests, there are walls of brightly painted lockers where locals store their long boards.
So even if the surf’s not up, this place is. It’s now a regular on our Rockaway Beach trips.
The Rockaway Beach Surf Club is the new home of the Rockaway taco.
302 Beach 87th St, Far Rockaway, NY 11693
It’s only a couple of blocks from the boardwalk. Queues start forming from 11:00am. At its worst, the taco and quesadilla service can take up to two hours. To find out more, visit their site here.