The Optimist is officially sending off summer with an epic End of Summer Luau on Sunday, September 8! On 9/8 From 3-8pm, join us in the Oyster Bar and on the patio for a traditional, Hawaiian-style pig roast complete with blue point oysters, pork sliders, peel-and-eat shrimp and tuna poke, live music & themed entertainment (did someone say fire dancers?!). A hearty selection of tiki-inspired cocktails including “sherry mai tai’s,” “banana brandy daiquiris” & “amaro coladas,” plus themed beers, canned rosé and pinot grigio will also be available.

Tickets are $55 per person & include food, two drink tickets, tax and gratuity. After the use of drink tickets, the event’s cocktails, beer and wine will be available for purchase at $6 each. The Marcel & JCT. bar teams will be making a guest appearance at the event, offering an elevated tiki experience with special cocktails that represent each spot – available for purchase only ($11 & includes a souvenir tiki glass) & is not included in the drink tickets. For more information & to purchase tickets, visit

The Optimist will remain open for dinner during normal business hours. Happy hour will be available at the Oyster Bar from 3-5pm with a limited menu.