Does Talkhouse Really Smell Like Heaven?

by ZARAH BURSTEIN · June 18, 2010

    Overheard on the LIRR heading East a girl comments “I can almost smell Talkhouse.” A guy replies, “And what does Talkhouse smell like.” She thinks for a second and replies back with a smile: “HEAVEN.”

    Is Talkhouse really that great? Is there a reason why so many people wait in line for an hour and then pay a $25 cover to get in?

    Well, to start, the place is pretty big with three bars (2 indoor and 1 outdoor) but you can’t tell because it’s always that crowded. Getting drinks is easy as there are a few bartenders in each bar and the drinks are reasonably priced. And if you’re hungry you can make a visit to the food stand for the overpriced (yet absolutely delicious after a few drinks) hot dogs and dumplings (pictured here).

    The live music is what makes this a winning destination for those Hamptoning for the weekend. Says Talkhouse aficionado Julia Rosenthal:

    “It’s a guaranteed good time. I’m really a sucker for live music. The cover charge is basically a cheap concert ticket."

    In the midst of drinks spilling dumping everywhere, sweaty people dancing, and the treacherous walk through the bar to find your friends, one can look around and find the true reason why so many like to come to Talkhouse from Memorial Day to Labor Day: the crowd. You are bound to bump into someone you know or someone who knows someone you know. And it’s a relatively good looking crowd filled with button downs and sundresses in every shade of pastel.

    Talkhouse seems to have a high potential to find your one night boyfriend/girlfriend, and to some people that’s absolute HEAVEN.