The Sayville Athletic Club is officially open on Railroad Avenue and in the midst of its first weekend of college and pro football and Yankees playoff baseball.
Featuring walls painted hunter green and decorated with taxidermy and vintage sporting equipment; a shiny new two-inch-thick, maplewood bar top that looks like a gym floor; and a chill yet energized atmosphere, the new bar replaces what had been Perry’s Pub.
“We are pumped up to bring something new and exciting to Sayville,” said David Prunier, 32, a member of the ownership team who was tending bar Friday night, along with the bar’s general manager, Ryan Morimando, and bartender Jordan Piccirelli, a transplant from Tullulah’s in Bay Shore.
Prunier, who is a part owner of Tullulah’s in Bay Shore and Barito Tacos & Cocktails in Port Jefferson, and Morimando, who formerly worked at The Cortland in Bay Shore, are part of the SAC’s seven-man investment team.
They are joined by Terence Daly, 32, and James McPeak, 32, who together with Prunier own Great South Bar in downtown Patchogue; Tullulah’s manager Sean Nolan; Sayville native Keith Pitre and local investor Anthony Giarrusso.
Positioned at 209 Railroad Ave., the SAC is steps from the Sayville train station. The bar, which opened on Wednesday, is serving a wide variety of craft beer and delicious American pub fair. It opens for lunch every day at 11:30 a.m. and is keeping the kitchen open late.