The Suffolk is a neighborhood bar, a performance space, and a mini-urban-beach all rolled into one. The décor is an eclectic mix: green, worn couches, frames hung haphazardly leftover from the old public-school cafeteria that used to occupy the space, and random mementos picked up from production sets (a mantel from Baby Mama, coffee tables from Law & Order). Oh, right, and that beach—owner Drew Figueroa poured a truckload of sand onto the open space in the back of the bar and threw in blue-lined beach chairs, tiki torches, a couple of Lacoste beach towels, and a barbecue to top it off. The place might be a little deserted on weekdays, but come weekends, locals can be seen grilling patties on the barbecue, enjoying cheap beer, and doing their best to ignore the adjoining parking lot. Friday and Saturday nights, local bands perform in the space for no cover.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.