Monday Mixtape: A Musical Journey Through Playland

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Photo via A Hotel Life

Another weekend has come to an end, and our heads are totally still stuck in the sand, so to speak. How did we spend Saturday night? So glad you asked because we’re dying to tell you about Playland Motel.

The newest addition on the Rockaway Beach scene, Playland Motel is way more than a place to stay. Situated on 98th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd (literally minutes from the shore, people), it’s the perfect place to retreat after you’ve accumulated too much sand in your shorts and have prune-y ocean fingers. You can chill at either the outdoor or indoor bar, munch on snacks like cornmeal onion rings and peel & eat shrimp and, of course, jam to the best beach tunes on the block. Curated along with some of NYC’s best indie labels, the DJ lineup is painfully solid all the time. What are they spinning? Think of your perfect summer mix tape, a blend of balearic disco, surf rock and laid-back electronic. They best part? Rather than hopping on that A train back to the city, all you have to do is stumble upstairs to one of the motel’s 12 rooms, each curated by a different designer or artist for your sleeping (or lack there of) pleasure. Want to get a taste of why we’re so obsessed? Check out one of Playland Motel‘s sets by DJ Spun below and get groovy at your desk.

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