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The Whale’s Tale
(516) 432-9587, Long Beach
awhalestale.com

With a Happy Hour that runs 11 hours (11am – 10pm), seven days per week, expect this Long Beach seafood and oyster bar to be packed tighter than a can of sardines. Zing!

Potter’s Pub
(516) 794-6698, East Meadow
pottersisasurebet.com

On-site OTB wagering with multiple tellers, multiple screens, and beer, beer, beer. Charles Bukowski would be proud.

BBQ Inc.
(516) 255-9191, Rockville Centre
bbqincrvc.com

Extensive brew and bourbon selection, and, of course, flying pigs galore! Can you really go wrong with tap offerings in mason jars and gallon jugs?

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SUFFOLK

Magic’s Pub
(631) 288-6105, Westhampton Beach
magicspub.com

No tricks here—affordable dining and drafts in a comfortable, casual setting. Note: Please leave the black capes and top hats with concealed rabbits at home.

The Point Bar and Grill
(631) 668-1500, Montauk
pointbarandgrill.com

The only true sports bar in the vicinity of that semi-famous lighthouse you may have heard of once or twice. Happy Hour runs every weekday (5pm – 7pm), with half-priced drinks and appetizers.

Rowdy Hall
(631) 324-8555, East Hampton
rowdyhall.com

Drag your mates for a pint, or six, to the pub-bistro named after an Eastern Suffolk boarding house. Enjoy the brew, but drink responsibly/return home safely—squatting is not allowed.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.