2022: Long Islanders Voted Hops Scotch Bottle Shop Best Bar For Day Drinking!
Hops Scotch Bottle Shop
848 Long Island Ave.
631-492-9125 – hopsscotchny.com
For the early afternoons when you just want a cold beer and some company, Hops Scotch Bottle Shop is the place to go. This beer garden’s cozy outdoor patio opens at noon from Tuesdays through Sundays and will make you feel right at home as you and your friends sit back, relax, and enjoy the independent brews, wine, cider, and mead that Hops Scotch Bottle Shop has to offer. There are 10 craft beers on tap to choose from, which rotate regularly, and a vast selection of cans. Customers say they enjoy sampling the many different beers and ordering flights here, as well as tasting the food available to accompany it.
2021: Long Islanders Voted Great South Bay Brewery Best Bar For Day Drinking!
Great South Bay Brewery
25 Drexel Dr, Bay Shore
(631) 392-8472 – greatsouthbaybrewery.com
Local enthusiasts have long been sold on this craft brewery and its pleasing craft beers and in 2015 drew the favor of hundreds of judges in the competition. The business won two gold medals at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Thousands of beers were entered in the contest. Time spent here includes enjoyment of a quality pint in a family-friendly atmosphere. The spacious taproom and bar with games like darts and ping-pong has glass block windows looking into the brewery and distribution area to watch the process. A nautical theme pays homage to its saltwater bay namesake. Go in to sample pints of beer and flights among winning flavors with funky names like Blonde Ambition, Therapy Session and Roasty Toasty Stout.