The Red Zone Goes Green – March 2011


The Republic Pub
(516) 293-4400, Farmingdale

Amalga-fuse—ingredients traditional Irish pub and craft beer bar—from The Good Life owner and also-Grecian Peter Mangouranes. In-house nitrogen creation and on-premise gas blending for Guinness (raison d’être: ensures proper pressure levels), which inhabits a separate tower.

Cannon’s Blackthorn
(516) 594-1222, Rockville Centre
Authentic Irish grandparentdecor, with hand-crafted snugs and other wood furniture imported directly from the ol’ country. I think Edward Burns in Ash Wednesday, which thinks Hell’s Kitchen in 1983.

Paddy’s Loft
(516) 798-7660, Massapequa

Two toppin’ cow on a bun, with a brew, 12 bucks daily.


(631) 765-2111, Southold


Reese’s 1900
(631) 289-1900, Patchogue

“Oh, they have such cute burgers at Reese’s!” often exclaims Momma Krommydas spunk-voiced, like a Marge Simpson-Edith Bunker larynx marriage. Cringe. Kidding. But she is correct in her meat-pretty assessment; them burgers so cute!

Buckley’s Inn Between
(631) 728-7197, Hampton Bays
Leinster-owned and operated in Hampton Bays, but not the Snooki, “gorilla juicehead” Bays; these Bays fist-pump to Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) events.

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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.