The Red Zone-September

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Who-Ville Bar & Grill
(516) 931-9296, Bethpage
http://www.whovillebarandgrill.com

Are you looking for a bar? Are you looking for a bar that’s not terribly far? A bar that is reachable by car? Well then you, yes YOU, should travel to the Ville of Who! Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Connolly Station
(516) 887-5160, Malverne
http://www.connollystationli.com

Located next to the Malverne train station, but named after a famous station in Dublin, Ireland. Enough of all this train talk—let’s drink. 25-cents wings during Monday Night Football.

Finn MacCool’s
(516) 944-3439, Port Washington
http://www.finnmaccoolsny.com

Elegant watering hole and restaurant named after a “giant, semi-mythical character from ancient Gaelic legends.” Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a drink from an establishment like that? Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm throughout the week, offering a half bar menu.

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O’Murphy’s Pub
(631) 668-5005, Montauk
http://www.omurphyspub.com

Saturday karaoke continues at O’Murphy’s, even when the seasonal Montauk crowd has returned to Manhattan. That also means more Shepherd’s Pie and Lamb’s Stew for the rest of us.

Cavanaugh’s
(631) 363-2666, Blue Point
http://www.cavanaughsbluepoint.com

When a bar opens on St. Patrick’s Day (1986), it’s safe to say you’re dealing with true pub professionals. Don’t miss the recession-friendly “Burger & Bud” lunch special for $5.99.

Reese’s 1900
(631) 289-1900, Patchogue
http://www.reeses1900pub.com

Turn-of-the-century brick with dark paneled walls and an oak bar = character. Nothing like an old-style Patchogue establishment for that “lazy afternoon pint.”