Summer 2015: Concessions guide

Low Tide Bar

Rockaway’s beach concessions have become of hotbed of activity in the summer. Hosting a wide variety of restaurants, the concessions have covered seating areas, restrooms, and typically feature live music and entertainment on the weekends. Opening date is May 15th this year.

Beach 17th Street is the home of DredSurfer Grill. In addition to the standard beach fare of burgers and hot dogs, this eatery also features Caribbean specialties such as jerk chicken.

Beach 86th Street is the home of Rippers, a casual burgers-and-fries place that takes pride in choosing good ingredients. They also have a good selection of beers on hand.

You can also find basic beach supplies and equipment rental tent from the local surf shop Boarders.

Beach 97th Street is the main access to the Rockaway beach. Directly after the Cross Bay Bridge, this concession has a large variety of food, drinks and beach gear by Boarders. Here are your food options:
Low Tide Bar: serving beer and wine
La Fruteria: coffee, smoothies and sandwiches
The Bolivian Llama Party: serving homemade sodas and the now-famous saltenas, a savory Bolivian baked empanada
La Cevicheria: Peruvian ceviche
CitySticks: serving natural ice pops and old-fashioned ice cream treats
The Lobster Joint: lobster rolls
El Palenque: Colombian arepas
Uma’s: the outpost of Rockaway’s first Michelin-rated restaurant, serving central Asian cuisine
Breezy’s BBQ: smoked brisket and pulled pork sandwiches

Beach 106th Street also has an outpost of Boarders for your beach gear needs.
Caracas Rockaway: this local outpost of the East Village mainstay serves Venezuelan arepas, empanadas, and tasty frozen sangrias.
Conchos: serving healthy juices, coffee, frozen treats and crepes.