Southside restaurant in Bay Shore reopens as Goldy’s Gems


In June, the barkeeps of Southside Bar and Restaurant poured their last drinks.

Now, the landmark that is 5 Third Avenue in Bay Shore is a music-driven bar concept under a new name: Goldy’s Gems.

Lessing’s Hospitality Group gave the full scoop on their new spot, opening Dec. 17. 

“A night at Goldy’s is what you make of it,” said Michael Lessing Jr., of Lessing’s Hospitality Group. “We wanted to create an intimate yet approachable space that focuses on consistently great music and an overall sense of connection.”

The Lessing’s are going for a “timeless” feel to their bar, which features cozy leather couches, cocktails, boilermakers, and a golden disco ball that throws sparkle across the interior space.

With dozens of beers on draft and house cocktails being the main attraction, the Lessing’s team is hoping Goldy’s becomes a go-to hangout spot for friends. 

The resident DJ, James McGaley, will be bringing a broad range of music to his evening set lists, good for people of all tastes, and to keep people moving.

The building also serves as a pick-up location and home to Lucky Clucker, Lessing’s Hospitality Group’s popular ghost kitchen.

Goldy’s Gems guests will also have self-serve ordering access to the entire Lucky Clucker menu, without needing to get it delivered elsewhere.

Check out the website and menu here.

Scroll down for a sneak peek at Goldy’s Gems, opening Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. in Bay Shore.

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Top: A disco ball shining throughout Goldy’s Gems. All photos courtesy of Lessing’s Hospitality.