The Republic Pub Opens in Farmingdale

The Republic Pub
217 Main St.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(516) 293 – 4400

Craft beer barstaurant* The Good Life (1039 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, NY; (516) 798 – 4663; has a hawt older cousin from Ireland who recently moved to Farmingdale and all the dudes really, really, really want to…

…consume alcoholic beverages inside of her.

I swear that sounded better in my head.

From the inebriated brains of The Good Life comes The Republic, a newly-opened Irish pubstaurant* in Farmingdale fusing traditional, old-country charm with American craft beer. I chatted with owner Peter Mangouranes about The Republic’s place in Long Island’s already densely-populated bar scene. Quotes are below.

Basically what we did at The Republic is create an Irish Pub. So, you have to nail a few things and, Guinness being one of them, we make our own nitrogen in house and blend gases on premise to assure our pressure is always a perfect 75/25 mix for Guinness. Guinness is on a separate tower from all the other beers. 19 total taps and 31 bottles. Check us out at for the full list. I tried to represent every style while having your basic Irish selection (no Killian’s, sorry). We have a really nice Irish Whiskey selection, as well. Our other drink we’ve taken a step further is The Big Ginger (Jameson & ginger ale). We use 10 oz. of bottled ginger ale to ensure you always have the best possible tasting beverage, served in a 16 oz. Jameson pint glass with fresh lemon and lime squeeze.

Our niche is simple?we are everything every other bar in Farmingdale isn’t. Our music is set just below voice level. We will never have a DJ or a jukebox. We’re smaller and more intimate than every other bar on the street and want to be a place to go to have a conversation, some great food and a few nice pints or cocktails with friends. We wanted to add something to the area, not take away and have already received support and well wishes from our surrounding bars/restaurants.”

We’ve included the most recent tap and bottle list (last updated on 11/01/10), courtesy of BeerMenus:

On Tap

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA
Blue Moon Belgian White
Blue Point Blueberry Ale
Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold
Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale
Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Kasteel Rouge
Keegan Ales Hurricane Kitty
Long Ireland Celtic Ale
Magners Irish Cider
Ommegang Hennepin
Redstone Sunshine Nectar
Speakeasy Prohibition Ale
Southampton Double White
Stiegl Pils


Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Blue Point Toasted Lager
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Bud Light
Coors Light
Delirium Nocturnum
Estrella Daura
Gouden Carolus Triple
Grimbergen Blonde
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Heineken Light
Ithaca Flower Power
Keegan Ales Mother’s Milk Stout
Kopparbergs Pear Cider
Magners Pear Cider
McGovern’s Oatmeal Stout
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale
Porterhouse Oyster Stout
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Saranac Pomegranate Wheat
Sierra Nevada
Stella Artois
Stone Ruination IPA
Victory Prima Pils


Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
Wexford Irish Cream Ale

*I enjoy combining already-existing words with “staurant” to create brand new words, and, as a result, brand new REAL LIFE establishments. For example, I can take lamp, add “staurant”?making lampstaurant?and now have a term for restaurants that serve lamp-related delicacies.

It’s the little things.

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.