Winter Red Zone

Stop by these favorite haunts—and tell ‘em Pulse sent you.

Mr. Beery’s
(516) 579-7049, Bethpage
Does Mr. Met have 14 rotating taps, free drink coupons redeemable THREE times a day, and monthly beer club meetings that offer tasting, visits/kegs from brewmasters and field trips to local breweries? Nope. He’s just a mascot. But guess who does? Mr. Beery’s.

Garden City Pub
(516) 328-8326, Garden City
Formally known as BK Sweeney’s, the architecture here is a mixture between 1950s Manhattan and some luncheonette plopped on an unlit country highway. Luckily, it’s located in Garden City, so take advantage and drink up.

Croxley Ales
(516) 293-7700, Farmingdale
Weekly wing specials that pair quite nicely with their selection of 68 draughts. Additional locations in Rockville Centre, Franklin Square and, for all you adventurers out there, Manhattan.


Limerick’s Irish Pub
(631) 451-2386, Selden
Formerly The Hairy Lemon, this newly-renovated Selden watering hole has a Sunday football drink-a-thon of $35 domestic/$45 import from 1pm-7pm.

The Lark Pub & Grub
(631) 262-9700, East Northport
I tend to become giddy when a new drinking establishment opens on our Island. However, when said drinking establishment has an ambitious international/domestic selection and cask-conditioned ales, I also tend to become very thirsty.

Deks American Restaurant
(631) 821-0066, Rocky Point
Impressive 48 single malt scotch selection, in addition to brew goodies seldom seen in Lawn Guyland bars (see: Rochefort #6 Trappist Ale). Exclusive food/beer (five specialty courses each served with a correlating brew) pairings monthly.

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.