When I heard the Surfside in Lake George was opening a Roofttop Cabana Bar I absolutely had to check it out. What better way to spend a vacation than relaxing by an outdoor bar, sipping a frozen drink, and taking in the beautiful view? The only problem is- “Cabana Bar” can mean a lot of things; I have seen everything from a dirty carpet outside a rundown building where people are drinking beers (Cabana Bar?) to a luxurious outside paradise where people in bathing suits sip on cocktails. I had no idea what to expect at the Surfside but I can tell you I was very impressed.
I grabbed a notebook, pen, and my cellphone to snap a few pictures for you and walked the few blocks from my house to Surfside on the Lake. It was absolutely scorching and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my day than to check out an outdoor bar. I have never been to this resort before, so I entered the hotel lobby to ask for directions. When I walked in I thought, “this is exactly what I would picture when I hear “Surfside”; a modern, beachy setting with aqua hues and a decor that screams “vacation.” The receptionist politely instructed me how to reach my destination so I left the air conditioned heaven that was the lobby and stepped back into the Sahara Desert to find my bar.
It is like looking at a panoramic photograph of the body of water and sits right next to the Surfside’s private beach. Families were bustling all around me; some waded in the pool while others strapped on their life jackets ready to take on the lake but I spotted where I needed to be: The Bar.
The chairs are brightly colored and so inviting; I wanted to grab a book and lounge in one for the rest of the day (ugh responsibilities). The area surrounding the bar is tropical and resort-like and there is a huge landing provided with tables and umbrellas to snack and drink to your heart’s content. Needless to say, I love what they’ve done with the place, and I was excited to learn more about how it has been going.
I asked what the crowd is like and Brian told me it is a mix of everything. Many are lodging customers of the Surfside, but the Rooftop Cabana Bar also gets some foot traffic now and then. The bar is advertised in the hotel rooms so visitors are aware of everything they have to offer. The bar is open for business at 12 pm and caters to guests all day until 8 pm. Visitors of the hotel even have the option of charging their tabs to their rooms! Is it weird if I, as a local, want to take a vacation here?
Check out the Surfside’s new Rooftop Cabana Bar for yourself anytime from 12 pm to 8 pm and tell us what you think by commenting below! To stay informed about new hot spots in the area or to learn more about vacationing in Lake George visit LakeGeorge.com!