The Red Zone – October

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NASSAU

Ruby’s Famous BBQ Joint
(516) 280-6657, East Meadow
http://www.rubysfamousbbqjoint.com

Wide selection of bottled/draft brews (including one of this Buckaroo’s favorite beers, Paulaner Hefeweizen) and wine to complement the plates of ribs and pulled pork you’ll have consumed by night’s end.

Governor’s Comedy Club
(516) 731-3358, Levittown
http://www.governors.ning.com

Toss the Pictionary, card decks and dart boards back into the closet—it’s time to experience some real entertainment while you drink. Top comedic acts booked every Thursday thru Sunday.

Boss Croker’s
(516) 679-2967, Wantagh

Ten cent wings on Wednesdays. What else can you really say but WOW? Get it? WOW = Wings on Wednesdays. Okay, you got it.

SUFFOLK

Rare Olive Lounge
(631) 423-3444, Huntington
http://www.rareolivelounge.com

Meatpacking District meets Suffolk County at this sleek, two-leveled hipster haven. Serves as a perfect alternative to the casual-dressed, monotonous bar scene on the Island of Long.

Port Jazz
(631) 476-7600, Port Jefferson
http://www.portjazz.com

Variety of live musical acts ranging from Beatles tribute bands to soul/funk jam sessions. If you’ve ever strolled past the Starbucks downport on a weekend evening and heard a party above, well, now you know.

Instant Replay Sports Bar
(631) 673-6161, Huntington Village

Despite its recent popularity, there are still a limited number of bars that offer monthly Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events. Luckily, this Huntington Village watering hole knows exactly what we want—caged brutality. And plenty of beer as we watch it unfold. Also offers 2-for-1 drafts during all Mets and Yankees games.

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