November’s Red Zone


Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill
(516) 922-3614, Oyster Bay
Although the Oyster Bay location differs from the Canterbury Ales of Huntington (more family bistro, less pub), not to worry—with over ninety bottled selections, the Brew River still flows plentifully into the Bay.

Brews Brothers Grille
(516) 216-5008, Franklin Square

Did you begin to read this and expect some mention of Jake and Elwood? Shame on your cliché mind. Pick one of BBG’s twenty taps—Paulaner, preferably—and buy the next round. You owe us.

Bad Moon Saloon
(516) 867-9061, Merrick

Friday/Saturday “Power Hour” from 8:30pm-9:30pm, with the entire bar (minus drafts) at $3.75. If you weren’t a fan of blues and rock music before, now would be a good time to start.


The Bench Bar & Grill
(631) 675-1474, Stony Brook

Forget the tailgating-induced frostbite and root for your favorite New York football team—even if it happens to be the Jets—from the comfort of the bench. Monday Night Football pitcher specials.

(631) 360-8556, Smithtown

Featured on an episode of A&E’s Paranormal State, Katie’s is thought to be haunted by the spirit of a prohibition-era bartender named Charlie. We rarely condone ghost-related activity, but Katie’s does offer a foosball table, so we don’t blame him for sticking around.

Once & For All Cafe
(631) 447-0519, Patchogue

Diverse selection of brew—bottled, draught and cask. Yes, we said cask conditioned ales. Attention beer enthusiasts: they mean business.

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.