Breweries on Long Island are some of the best in New York State. Scattered among a mix of ocean towns and luscious farmlands, these craft beer connoisseurs come up with the most unique and tasty brews around. Most of these establishments understand the need for some good food to pair with your cool drinks, offering full bar menus or scheduling local food trucks to park and feed the crowds. Here are some of our favorite breweries from East to West to add to your year-round beer tour list.
Nassau County – Best Long Island Breweries
Secatuage Brewing Company
Set off the South Shore of Long Island in West Islip, this brewery is a perfect spot for visitors of all ages to gather. Patrons love the open beachy atmosphere combined with outdoor seating that is pet friendly for well-behaved dogs on leash. Secatauge offers a fantastic selection of local craft beers and is mainly known for its selection of superb IPAs and ales. The brewery doesn’t have a kitchen, but they host weekly food trucks for those looking for something tasty with their drinks. You can find the food truck schedule on their Facebook page. Please note that no smoking or vaping is allowed at this establishment, even outdoors.
Barrier Brewing Co.
Right on the South Shore in Oceanside, Barrier Brewing Co. has been creating noteworthy craft beers since 2010. This brewhouse offers a ton of delicious NEIPAs and IPAs that are so delicious they are distributed throughout New York, New England, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Visitors looking for a fun night of beer tasting can enjoy some favorite drinks in the taproom or beer garden while grabbing grab a bite at the 3rd Rail food truck. On the weekends, craft beer lovers can also listen to live music by local musicians.
Sand City Brewing Co.
This brewery has a unique story to its name and two locations: Sand City North in Northport and Sand City South in Lindenhurst. In the early 1900s, Northport was home to a host of sand mines used to construct Manhattan’s streets, bridges, and buildings, giving the area the nickname “sand city.” The brewery adopted the name and the motto “Build great things. Drink great beer” to honor the area’s history. They offer a large selection of craft beers, and Sand City South has some amazing food trucks to pair with their drinks– come hungry! For more events, each location (North and South) has their own Instagram page and schedules.
Ghost Brewing Company
This cozy brewery may be small, but it boasts a unique selection of brews all beer enthusiasts have to try. Nestled in the same building as Bay Shore’s Great South Bay Brewing Co., Ghost Brewing has a big imagination for craft beers. Their goal is to transcend their visitors with otherworldly and supernatural vibes, unlike any other brewery you’ve experienced. Brewmaster Paul Komsic has a creative mind and a background in culinary arts with a knack for mixing bold and new flavors. The menu is a mix of NEIPAs, IPA, ales, and other creations you won’t find anywhere else on Long Island. You can visit the taproom from Wednesday to Sunday, with hours varying.
Destination Unknown Brewing Co. (DUBCO)
Destination Unknown Brewing Co. is one of our favorite Long Island breweries you have to try! Starting as a one-barrel brewery, DUBCO has received massive support from the Bay Shore community for their fantastic craft. Offering an extensive variety in their tasting room, these eclectic brews have won several awards and gained a cult-like following from locals and Long Island beer fans. Visitors can expect a mix of old-school and new-age tastes with interesting ingredients like hibiscus guava wheat and a refreshing selection of sour beers. There’s a fun weekly schedule of events for everyone to enjoy, including classes, open mic comedy nights, and more. They don’t have a menu, but like many breweries in the area, they host a ton of delicious food truck options.
Six Harbors Brewing Company
This family-owned brewery is a fun gathering place for all ages and sports a bright, lively atmosphere to enjoy the stunning coastline of Huntington and surrounding towns. During the pandemic, this brewery received massive press for their beer-delivering dogs! The nautical-style tasting room welcomes families, groups, and anyone looking to try one of the 10+ beers on tap at any given time. Visitors can grab a table with a view of the scenery and the brewing process or set up at the live-edge bar with an order of flights. Six Harbors welcome well-behaved dogs on leash as long as the owners are seated at a table. Check out their brewery calendar to plan your visit for a schedule of events and food trucks.
Lost Farmer Brewing
This Mineloa gem is small but mighty, with many unique flavors featuring local and exotic ingredients. Lost Farmer was named as a tribute to the local farmers who work tirelessly to grow the hops and malt used in the beer industry and showcases a retro vibe to fit. Visitors can sit indoors or outside on the patio with access to a large selection of beers– most brewed right on site! If you have a large group (15 or more), it’s best to call ahead to ensure enough room. The brewery offers a snack menu with local treats and collaborates with Biscuits and Barbeque, keeping menus for patrons to order delivery. All other outside food is welcome too!
Long Beach Brewery
Set along Lawson Boulevard in the beautiful Oceanside, this recently opened Long Island Brewery is a new favorite among locals. They offer a fun mix of NEIPAs, IPA, sour beers, and more, all inspired by delicacies of ocean life with names like Ocean Waves IPA and A Hui Hou. For food, visitors can order knishes or pretzels in-house to pair with their beers or check out one of the local food truck collaborations. They also offer live music and comedy nights, with show times announced on their Instagram page every week. No pets other than service animals are allowed at this establishment.
Bright Eye Beer Co.
This Long Beach microbrewery is an eclectic establishment on Long Island known for its various crowlers and art displays. Every few months, a new artist is featured for patrons to peruse while they taste the selection of current craft beers. They offer a mix of IPAs, sour beers, and ales that can also be ordered online and picked up at their tasting room on Park Ave. Beer lovers can enjoy a drink while listening to live music from Thursday to Sunday, with a schedule of who is playing announced in their weekly highlight on Instagram. There is no bar food menu or food trucks offered at Bright Eye, but outside food is welcome inside the taproom.
27A Brewing Company
If you’re looking for small batch, culinary-inspired beers, 27A Brewing Company is a stop you have to add to your list. Offering a rotating menu of creations, there is always something new and delicious on tap, including stouts, pilsners, and a variety of ales. Beer enthusiasts can sample creations in the tasting room or gather in larger groups in the brand-new beer garden with plenty of room to spread out. This is a first-come, first-serve establishment so arrive early if you have a big crowd! Patrons interested in food can carry in from local restaurants in Lindenhurst or bring their own. This brewery is closed on Monday and Tuesday, with hours still changing due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Brewers Collective
This quaint brewery in Bay Shore may be small, but its size allows them to change out their 23 taps frequently, offering a host of different flavors with every visit. They specialize in seasonal brews, dark beers, herbal beers, fermented sours, and a variety of IPAs. The Brewers Collective (as their namesake suggests) is an independent brewery collectively owned by the founding members. They frequently host local musicians of all types and showcase underground bands on the speakers in the tasting room. If you’re looking for updated hours and events, check their social media pages, as their website is often under construction.
Oyster Bay Brewing Company
Oyster Bay Brewing Company is a must-stop in Nassau County, known as Long Island’s Gold Coast Brewery. This brewery stays true to its nautical roots as Oyster Bay natives and is committed to producing the highest quality beer. They offer a wide variety of original brews and season favorites, keeping customers coming all year round. Visitors can enjoy a drink inside the cozy tasting room or sit on the patio enjoying the ocean air. Are you a trivia fan? Oyster Bay Brewing hosts trivia night every Wednesday! They also deliver beer for those patrons who need to stay indoors
Suffolk County – Best Breweries on Long Island
Montauk Brewing Company
One of the best things to do in Montauk is to stop for a cold one at this charming beachside brewery. Settled on Erie Avenue only minutes from Fort Pond, Montauk Brew Company is a local favorite all year-round. They serve a variety of ales and pilsners with fresh flavors inspired by the surrounding ocean atmosphere. They’re open seven days a week and are close to several amazing eateries in the area to grab a bite before or after getting your fill of craft beer. This brewery is only minutes from the best beaches in Montauk and hosts many events posted weekly on their Instagram and Facebook pages.
Greenport Harbor Brewing
This brewery is perfect for beer lovers looking for some outdoor fun with their drinks. Settled in Peconic, Greenport Harbor Brewing has a tasting room and restaurant inspired by farm-to-table culture. Beer enthusiasts and foodies won’t be disappointed with the variety of unique seasonal and year-round brews to pair with outstanding burgers, oversized pretzels, and more delicious dishes. Outside, visitors can enjoy the expansive grounds and a view of working farms. Feel free to enjoy the live music, lounge about, or play yard games with friends and strangers. In the winter, visitors can relax indoors next to the cozy fireplace or near the outdoor fire pits and heated tents.
Long Island Farm Brewery
Long Island Farm Brewery is a favorite brewer for adventure lovers located near several kayaking opportunities on Long Island. The brewery and tasting room were built in a former potato barn next to Waterdrinker Farm, where visitors can see a beautiful display of sunflowers in the summer and early fall. With a variety of craft beers on tap, wines, ciders, and house-made root beer, there’s a flavor for everyone. Food trucks are available daily for visitors to grab a bite, and there is live music on Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to note that seating is first-come, first-served, and this is a new brewery–it’s a hot spot right now! Stay updated on seating capacity on their social media pages.
Jamesport Farm Brewery
Pineapple fans…this brewery has a drink called Pineapple Express you won’t want a miss. Jamesport Farm Brewery makes all its beers from lush North Fork fields of hops, barley, and wheat grown on-site to create a true farm-to-pint treat. They offer an expansive selection of ales, sours, ciders, wines, cocktails, sangrias, slushies, and more, with a killer food truck menu to pair. For those who love a good beer festival, Jamesport is home to the annual Long Island Fresh Hop Festival in the fall, celebrating hop-infused beers and limited edition drinks. Just beware that this brewery can get a little rowdy when it’s crowded so go early to avoid the tipsy patrons.
This exciting beer getaway has been voted the Best Brewery on Long Island three years in a row– and for a good reason! Family-owned and operated Po’Boy Brewery was founded by Brewmaster Bob Rodriguez, hailed for his expert craft and dedication to growing his community’s love for craft beer. This establishment’s pride and joy are their handcrafted seasonal IPAs, Kolsch, bock, pilsners, and stouts, but they also offer ciders and a variety of ales. As for food, Po’Boy has a fully stocked menu of delicious snacks, including Bavarian Pretzels, nachos, popcorn, and pizza. There are some great Groupon deals at this brewery to explore, and they also offer all-day drink specials on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Moriches Field Brewing Company
Moriches Field Brewing is in the heart of Moriches, NY, and has mastered the art of small batch brewing to provide the freshest brews to their fans. Beer enthusiasts will be psyched to try one of 14 rotating taps at this brewery, equally split between seasonal releases, standard favorites, and new recipes. Beer flights are available for those who want to taste a variety. Tables are communicable to foster a warm gathering atmosphere for great conversation. If you don’t know which beer to try, the staff is super friendly and would love to guide you in the right direction. Moriches loves to gather people together through weekly events such run club, Trivia Night, dart games, live music, and even yoga! Check the website for an updated schedule.
Port Jeff Brewing Company
Port Jefferson is one of our favorite Long Island small towns, so it’s only natural that we’d love their local brewery too! Port Jeff Brewing Company is a beautiful brewery in the heart of the village adjacent to the ferry connecting Long Island to Connecticut. They sport a nautical-themed tasting room with a porthole door between the production area and one-of-a-kind special touches such as the handcrafted wooden boat bar. Favorite brews on tap include Porter, Beach Beer, Starboard, and Party Boat. The tasting room is open daily– sometimes late depending on the mood– and music lovers can enjoy a drink with live tunes throughout the week on the outdoor patio.
North Fork Brewing Co.
North Fork is another fantastic brewery set off of 2nd Street in Riverhead and about a 5-minute walk from the Riverhead Station. This lively establishment uses their own locally grown ingredients from their Peconic farm to craft their beers and supplements with other local distributors to stay true to their Long Island roots. Visitors will notice that most of their recipes are centered around the seasonal produce that grows in the region resulting in the freshest creations. Food trucks are booked for visitors on most Saturdays from spring to early winter, but check the social media pages for confirmation before your visit– life happens. For large groups, you can call for a reservation of 12 or less; however, the outdoor season is limited in the summer and mostly first-come, first-served.
West Hampton Beach Brewing Company
Every day is a beach day when you visit West Hampton Beach Brewing Company set in the beautiful Westhampton Beach. This brewery is open 7-days a week with a mission to leave an environmentally conscious footprint by crafting with local ingredients and contributing to their community. Their tasting room is fairly new, with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that create a bright and spacious atmosphere to enjoy handcrafted beer. Beers on tap mimic the carefree, tropical beach lifestyle with names such as Tropical Storm IPA, Strawberry Blonde, and Jetty 4 Lager. On the website, you can buy tickets to hosted events at the brewery, including comedy shows, car shows, and beer dinners.
If you’re looking for a brewery to host a party or group event, Blue Point is the perfect place. Blue Point is settled in Patchogue on Main Street, sporting a mix of industrial beach vibes. It’s incredibly spacious to fit larger groups and gatherings of friends, with a considerably long bar just waiting to be explored. There is a large selection of beers on tap and canned craft beers, hard tea seltzers, and cocktails for purchase. Visitors can search the lineup on their website by year-round and seasonal brews to see which creations they want to try first. Blue Point also offers a full menu with delicious appetizers, a raw bar, burgers, and a mix of seafood favorites.
Right around the corner from North Fork Brewing Co, übergreek is a unique brewery on Long Island dedicated to creating eclectic brews for eccentric misfits. The brewery was started by brewmaster Rob Raffa as a form of creative expression. Soon it became a must-stop destination for beer adventure seekers to explore the tasty result of experimental brewing techniques. Their names are super clever: rockets don’t fuel themselves (pilsner), play like a girl (summer gose), and everything is clicking now (IPA). They also offer cocktails, 4-packs, and guest brews. Aside from the beer, the draw for many locals to übergreek is the events, such as live music, karaoke, food truck events, and pig roasts. Find out what’s going on during your visit on the website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Breweries on Long Island
- How many breweries are on Long Island?
There are over 60 craft breweries available on Long Island, spread out from Montauk to Glen Cove. Most (at least 50) have taprooms for visitors to sit and enjoy their favorites. Some are equipped with full kitchens, while many collaborate with local food trucks in their area.
- How to get to these breweries on Long Island?
If you have a designated driver, driving to breweries on Long Island is a blast. Otherwise, plan your brewery visits along the Long Island Rail Road, and bus routes, or use third-party driving apps to get around safely. Consider doing a limousine beer tour through Metro Limousine Service if you have a group.
- What is the best time to visit these breweries?
Most breweries on Long Island are open all year round and offer seasonal favorites. But if you are looking for a whiff of ocean air and a comfortable seat outdoors, the summer months are perfect for those who love the heat, while late spring and early fall offer cooler patios and beer gardens.
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This blog is just in time to start making my list of the breweries I want to visit during the Fall. Thanks for sharing so many AMAZING choices! Can’t wait to visit a few of the ones on this list.