Conveniently located next to the lobby and directly off the verandah, the Zippy Lewis Lounge serves a fun light fare menu. Munchies and sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts give you an endless selection. The Zippy Lewis Lounge is also famous for their frozen and specialty drinks like the Rum Runner and the Nutty Irishman. (You’ll just have to stop in to find out what they are!).
Hours & Specials
In season: 11:30am – 2:00am;
Sunday: 12:30pm – 2:00am
Off Season: 11:30am – 11:00pm daily;
Sunday: 12:30pm – 11:00pm
Happy Hour: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Lite Fare ’til 10:00pm each night, popcorn & sports.
Zippy Lewis’s History
In the early days, making a living was not an easy task. This wild and desolate area was home to hardy souls who fished, farmed, and scraped by the best they could. For a woman, life could be especially difficult.
In the mid 1860’s, when Zippy Lewis was in her thirties, her husband sailed out to sea and never returned. She was then forced to make a living foraging on the beach lands. Sometimes a shipwreck replenished her supply of foodstuffs. Her principle source of income however was “beach money” found buried in the sand. In the 1820’s a ship, laden with silver coins, was wrecked along the Delmarva coast. As the years passed by these coins would sometimes wash up on the beach, especially after a strong nor’easter. During the Civil War period these coins were accepted as legal tender by Worcester County merchants. She would exchange these coins for purchases in the stores of Berlin.