(516) 922-9293, Oyster Bay
This all-American bistro and bar features local bands playing a variety of genres. They also offer specials and a prime location if you want to check out Oyster Bay’s classic car shows on Tuesdays. Friendly regulars and good music.
(516) 431-3133, Long Beach
Sutton Place is Long Beach all over. Summery, fun and carefree. Live music on the weekends, specials and trivia during the week.
The Nutty Irishman
(631) 969-9700, Bay Shore
Your typical Irish bar, upgraded to include a big stage and dance floor. The Nutty Irishman is all about music every night of the week, but focuses on local acts on Monday’s open mic night (which also features a $3 special on beer from local breweries) and Saturday’s “Block Party” night.
Stony Brook University Café
(631) 632-1093, Stony Brook
This college lounge is open to the public and students alike and has been a hotbed of local musical activity for years. Beautiful, professional stage and sound system. Check out the Sunday Street Acoustic Series, sponsored by WUSB.