1181 North Sea Rd., Southampton; 631-283-0808; cainnyc.com
After a test-run at Cabana at the Capri Hotel last year, Cain resurfaces in Southampton on Friday, May 26, with a new southern-Cape-Town look and resident D.J. Nadav in the former Jet East digs. Regulars Howard Stern, Cynthia Rowley, and the Hearstsand anyone else who can make it past the demanding doormancan expect D.J. Cassidy and Fonsworth Bentley at the inaugural Sunday-night Bunny Chow party, as well as hip-hop all summer in the VIP lounge of the same name.
Pink Elephant Southampton
281 County Rd. 39A (Rte. 27), nr. N. Main St., Southampton; 631-287-9888; pinkelephantclub.com
Since Cain relocated, the Cabana's owners David Sarner and Robert Montwaid, who are also partners in the Pink Elephant, are creating a sand-strewed satellite of their Chelsea club, complete with a pheromone-releasing scent system. The pagoda-style cabanas will be custom-heated, so no need to rely on the outdoor fireplaces when the liquid nitrogen machines let it snow. D.J.'s like Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfeld, and Roger Sanchezand on opening weekend, Nick Cohenwill do their best to turn the 6,000-square-foot beach into a mini-Ibiza.
203 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, nr. Rte. 27, Bridgehampton; 631-537-5050
With Cain and Pink Elephant favoring house, Boutique will now play exclusively hip-hop, hoping to draw a younger crowd to the 200-person room. But the young can wait. The old guard will is expected when Hamptons magazine again kicks off the season with a party on Friday, May 26.
378 Montauk Hwy., at Eastgate Rd., Wainscott; 631-537-3332; thestarroom.com
The club, recently sold to Serena's Vekrum Kaushik and Charles Ferri, promises new VIP rooms, a larger dance floor, a less garish color scheme, and an extra bar. Stereo's owners Mike Satsky and Brian Gefner are bringing their vintage boom boxes, graffiti murals, and hip-hop talent like Jus Ske, Q-Tip, and the Ronsons. On Saturday, Doug Grayson and Vanjee spin, while on May 28, Deep Dish will be in the house-music room, manned this season by Home's promotional team as well as Guest House's resident D.J., Vanjee.