Liars’ Saloon on West Lake Drive in Montauk was “skirting” the law regarding COVID-19 openings on the night of May 22, according to East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo, and was shut down by town fire marshals.
“Liars’, along with several other bars, were skirting the executive order guidelines which allow the service of alcohol ‘to go,’” the chief said. “The provision states alcohol must be sold along with purchase of food orders and cannot violate any of the open alcohol laws. Liars’ does not have a kitchen or serve food so they are not allowed to be open yet.”
“Additionally, they had allowed patrons to congregate in the parking area and along the property. The gathering was dispersed and the business was issued a warning along with the complete guidelines from the state,” said Sarlo.
A hand-written sign reading, “Closed until further notice” was posted on the front door.