Our favorite Long Island breweries
Long Island now boasts dozens of craft breweries, and they run a lively gamut from no-frills spots inside warehouses (with the occasional food truck parked outside) to polished tasting rooms serving up a full menu. Some breweries seem to cluster, too — it’s possible to plot mini brewery crawls in Bay Shore, Holbrook, the Farmingdale/Bethpage area and the North Fork. Beer-tasting flights and growler fills are ubiquitous; hours, however, can vary, so be sure to call ahead. Here, our drinks specialist, Corin Hirsch, takes you on a tour of some of our favorites.
1940’s Brewing Co.
Come for the stout and stay for the live music. The brewery is nestled in an industrial park.
1337 Lincoln Ave. #1, Holbrook631-533-4838 1940sbrewingcompany.com
The tasting room is perched on the edge of this hidden gem of a brewhouse.
100 Lauman Lane, Hicksville516-433-4560 barnshedbrewing.com
Barrage Brewing Co.
Cranberry-grapefruit saison, white-chocolate cream ale and salted-caramel-fudge porter are on the tap list.
32 Allen Blvd. Unit E, Farmingdale516-986-8066 barragebrewing.com
Barrier Brewing Co.
The 50-plus beers in rotation include plenty of IPAs and pale ales.
3001 New St. Unit A2, Oceanside516-594-1028 barrierbrewing.com
Black Forest Brew Haus
German-style beers, sauerbraten and schnitzel are among the draws.
2015 New Hwy., Farmingdale631-391-9500 blackforestbrewhaus.com
Blue Point Brewing Co.
The Island’s biggest brewery recently unveiled its sharp new tasting room and beer garden.
161 River Ave., Patchogue844-272-2739 bluepointbrewing.com
BrewSA Brewing Co.
This airy Nautical Mile microbrewery donates a quarter of its profits to veterans’ charities.
180 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport516-377-2751 brewsa.com
BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant
Long Island’s oldest brew pub gets a serious dose of ambience from the 1850s building it calls home.
67 W. Main St., Patchogue631-447-2337 brickhousebrewery.com
Crooked Ladder Brewing Co.
The rustic tasting room draws weekend crowds to this Riverhead spot; IPA is almost always on tap.
70 W. Main St., Riverhead631-591-3565 crookedladderbrewingco.com
Destination Unknown Beer Co.
This garage-style tasting room has 10 taps, a popcorn machine and a smattering of outdoor picnic tables.
1 S. Chicago Ave., Bay Shoredestinationunknownbeercompany.com
Garvies Point Brewery
This spot is tricky to find, but the search pays off with a robust lineup of sour beers.
1 Garvies Point Rd., Glen Cove516-277-2787 garviespointbrewing.com
Great South Bay Brewery
This unpretentious space has plenty of taps (including its Blood Orange Pale Ale) and food trucks on Friday nights.
25 Drexel Dr., Bay Shore631-392-8472 greatsouthbaybrewery.com
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
IPAs are a draw at this sleek brewhouse with a gastropub and massive beer garden.
234 Carpenter St., Greenport631-477-1100 greenportharborbrewing.com
Harbor Head Brewing Co.
This tasting room has harbor views, eight taps and plenty of nautical charm.
81 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport631-815-5588 harborheadbrew.com
Jamesport Farm Brewery
All grains and hops for Jamesport’s beers are grown on site. The soaring tasting room overlooks the brewhouse.
5873 Sound Ave., Riverhead844-532-2337 jfbrewery.com
Lithology Brewing Co.
The owners cultivate their own local yeast for some of the beers and ales.
211A Main St., Farmingdale516-962-0585 lithologybrewing.com
Long Ireland Beer Co.
Celtic ale and breakfast stout anchor the beer list; the tasting room feels like a living room.
817 Pulaski St., Riverhead631-403-4303 longirelandbrewing.com
Montauk Brewing Co.
Its canned beer is found in NYC, but at the source is a pet-friendly brewery and charming beer garden.
62 S. Erie Ave., Montauk631-668-8471 montaukbrewingco.com
Moustache Brewing Co.
Beers and ales with a dose of whimsy and a mellow tasting room have helped build a passionate following.
400 Hallett Ave. Suite A, Riverhead631-591-3250 moustachebrewing.com
Oyster Bay Brewing Co.
The pineapple-tinged Thar She Gose is among the unconventional ales and lagers tapped here.
36 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay516-802-5546 oysterbaybrewing.com
Beer and cider lovers are equally catered to at bayou-inspired Po’Boy.
200 Wilson St. Unit E3, Port Jefferson Station631-828-1131 poboybrewery.com
Port Jeff Brewing Co.
The brick-floored tasting room is as tiny and rustic as the tap list is long.
22B Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson877-475-2739 portjeffbrewing.com
Saint James Brewery
The Belgian-style beers are brewed with New York-grown ingredients, from barley to blackberries to hops.
929 Lincoln Ave., Holbrook631-707-3192 saintjamesbrewery.com
Sand City Brewing Co.
This brewery and tasting room in the heart of downtown Northport is widely known for its innovative IPAs and double IPAs, some of which are canned and released in limited batches. Check @sandcitybrewery on Instagram for the latest lineup.
60 Main St., Northport631-651-2766 sandcitybeer.com/
Shelter Island Craft Brewery
This quaint spot is reason alone for a ferry ride. If it’s flowing, don’t miss the Dune Cottage Saison.
55 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island631-749-5977 shelterislandcraftbrewery.com
Six Harbors Brewing Co.
Laptops are welcome inside this café-like tasting room with Wi-Fi and a relaxed vibe.
243 New York Ave., Huntington631-470-1560 sixharborsbrewingcompany.com
Small Craft Brewing Co.
A seat in the tasting bar comes with a view of the brewhouse run by two brothers.
66 Merrick Rd., Amityville631-464-0186
Southampton Publick House
The signature beers pour year-round at this award-winning brewpub, one of Long Island’s earliest.
62 Jobs Lane, Southampton631-283-2800 publick.com
Interactive map by Alison Bernicker, Corin Hirsch, Lori Julich, Sumeet Kaur, Jane Lear, James Stewart, John Tomanelli