Fresh Look for King Neptune’s From New Owners
Sean and Melissa Quirk have purchased King Neptune’s Lounge, and after a thorough renovation, re-opened on May 3.
“I’ve been King Neptune’s manager for sixteen years, so I had a good idea of what I wanted to accomplish once we became the owners,” said Quirk.
Among other things, but most visibly, the Quirks re-sided the exterior with cedar-stained pine and added stone piers to the outdoor dining deck, providing the popular nightclub with an Adirondack appearance suited to its location.
“We‘re extremely fortunate to be right on the walkway, overlooking the lake itself,” said Quirk. “Our deck is the perfect place to soak up the sun and take in the scene. That’s one reason why we’ve added a new line-up of duos to play on the deck on Sunday afternoons, when everyone wants to relax.”
The view from the Crow’s Nest is even better than the view from the walkway. That space, which is usually reserved for private events, includes its own lounge as well as an outdoor deck. Together, the lounge and the deck can accommodate as many as 200 people, said Quirk.
King Neptune’s opens daily at 11 am for lunch and serves dinner every evening until 10 pm.
The Quirks have hired a new chef and given food a higher priority than is common among nightclubs, Quirk said.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, when Neptune’s books bands and other live entertainment, pizza will be served until 4 am.
On May 3, the day before the first band of the season was scheduled, a new sound and light system was in the process of being installed.
“It’s a state of the art system, which is what people expect from King Neptune’s,” said Quirk. “We have the largest dance floor in Lake George Village, outside the hotels, and we’ve been a destination for people seeking live music in the Village for decades.”
Quirk, who also owns the Lake George Mall, where he and Melissa own and operate Captain Dick’s Crab Shack, has also purchased the boat rental business once operated by his family.