LI Nightlife: March Red Zone

Brown’s Tavern
(516) 676-5793, Locust Valley

It’s all about Trivia Night on Thursdays.

Cannon’s Blackthorn
(516) 594-1222, Rockville Centre

What an Irish pub and restaurant should be—cozy and dim lit, with fireplaces, wood décor and a hearty menu of authentic homeland cuisine. Oh, and an Irish flag hanging above outside, too. That should always be there.

Croxley Ales
(516) 764-0470, Rockville Centre

At 52 taps, Rockville Centre houses the smallest draught selection of the three Long Island Croxley locations. Yep. Smallest selection…at 52. That’s still a lot of beer. Real goodies are the large Belgian bottles. Those who hate crowds should skip Monday and Wednesday wing nights.

Tricia’s American Cafe
(631) 422-7879, Babylon Village

Only a few Brooklyns on tap, but sometimes, beer variety isn’t all that matters. Yes, I just said that. Fresh, fresh food (Wrap-A-Doo!) and quality service will keep you going back. Trust me.

T.J. Finley’s
(631) 647-4856, Bay Shore

I like drinking here. I also like to pose for photographs with the wooden Franziskaner monk toward the back of the bar each time I visit. It’s win-win, really.

(631) 447-7744, Patchogue

Over 125 craft beers, including the ultra-super-mega rare Samuel Adams Utopias 2007 (27.00% ABV, brewed in bourbon and sherry casks, $150.00 per 24-ounce bottle) for those with a refined palate and deep wallet. Who wants to gift me a bottle?

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.