Celebrate Long Island Craft Beer Week

Beer aficionados rejoice! Long Island Craft Beer Week is beginning May 11, and bars and pubs across Nassau and Suffolk are gearing up for the festivities. While celebrating and supporting local breweries and craft beer, patrons at the following establishments can enjoy trivia, karaoke, games and tastings through May 20. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Barnshed Brewing, Hicksville

Get the weekend started early at Barnshed Brewing’s pre-game night on Thursday, May 10 at 7pm. Prepare for the week to come with beer trivia—know your ales from your lagers! Address: 100 Lauman Lane Click to go

That Meetball Place, Patchogue

From Friday, May 11 through Saturday, May 19, That Meetball Place in Patchogue will offer a “sampler duo” deal: three meat (or veggie) balls, three sauces and three six-ounce beer tastings for $19. Be sure to also join them for the Suffolk Town Takeover on Saturday, May 19, in which six Patchogue-based establishments will unite 25 breweries for a gathering with food, drinks, music and prizes. Wrap up the weekend Sunday, May 20 with That Meetball Place Patchogue’s first annual Balls, Brews & Boots event featuring acoustic music and beer sampling. Phone: 631-569-5888 | Address: 54 W Main St Click to go

The Brewers Collective, Bay Shore

The Brewers Collective will host a bunch of events throughout craft beer week. Prep for the week with live music on Friday, May 11 at 7pm, and head right back on Saturday, May 12 at 1pm for the first year anniversary party featuring live music and food trucks. Yet another celebration will be held on Sunday, May 13 for Mother’s Day (and Game Day!) complete with doughnuts and a food truck. Still haven’t gotten enough? Pizza and dart night will be held Thursday, May 17 from 6-9pm, and the BayFest Post Party with live music will be hosted Saturday, May 19. Last but not least, wrap up the final weekend with collective’s “sip and self defense” class at 11:45am on Sunday, May 20. Phone: 631-665-9000 | Address: 1460 N Clinton Ave Unit C Click to go

Long Ireland Beer Co., Riverhead

It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day for you to embrace your most Irish self! Join Long Ireland Beer Co. on Friday, May 11 for the movie-themed costume and karaoke contest. Winners will receive prizes—losers can still enjoy beer. Phone: 631-403-4303 | Address: 817 Pulaski Street Click to go

That Meetball Place, Farmingdale

Join That Meetball Place at its Farmingdale location for Nassau Cask Kickoff on Friday, May 11 from 3-6pm. The festivities will feature 12 cask-conditioned ales from all over Long Island! They’ll also be participating in the Nassau Town Takeover on Saturday, May 12. Phone: 516-586-8880 | Address: 206 Main Street Click to go

The Mill Roadhouse, Westhampton Beach

Join The Mill Roadhouse on Tuesday, May 15 for an all-night craft beer happy hour and pint glass pickup night! New glassware and happy hour specials starting at 3pm is a recipe for a good time. Sign-up ends Saturday, May 12. (Pint glass pickup at other participating bars is Monday, May 14.) Phone: 631-684-9413 | Address: 142 Mill Road Click to go

LI Pour House, Port Jefferson Station

Suffolk Cask Kickoff will take place on Friday, May 18 at LI Pour House. Like the Nassau Cask Kickoff, this event will feature 12 cask-conditioned ales from Long Island breweries. Phone: 631- 509-1914 | Address: 650 Rt. 112 Click to go

Great South Bay Brewery, Bay Shore

Great South Bay Brewery invites you to the sixth annual BayFest on Saturday, May 19 at 6:15pm. Local brewers, connoisseurs and drinkers alike may enjoy food, games and of course, plenty of beer! Phone: 631-392-8472 | Address: 25 Drexel Drive Click to go