Whether you want to try beer from local Hamptons microbreweries, try a taste of Europe, or want to break out your college beer pong skills here are a few spots in the Hamptons and North Fork to grab a brew.
If you are interested in trying some local beer head to the Southampton Publick House
(40 Bowden Square, Southampton, 631-283-2800, www.publick.com
). Publick House beer always on tap includes the Burton India Pale Ale, Keller Pils, Southampton Double White, Southampton Altbier, and Montauk Light as well as a few seasonal brews. Wednesday nights are ladies nights with $3 drafts and every Friday and Saturdays they have a DJ.
Another local microbrewery is Montauk Brewing Company
(62 South Erie Avenue, Montauk, 631-668-8471, www.montaukbrewingco.com
). Stop by the tasting room to try the Driftwood Ale an ESB (extra special bitter), as well as the recently added Arrowhead Red East an Irish red beer, Bound Brown Ale a malty brown ale with hints of chocolate and cappuccino or the Helmsman a heffeweissen wheat.
For a taste of Bavarian in the Hamptons head to Zum Schneider
Montauk (4 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, 631-238-5963, www.zumschneider.com
) which features 12 German beers on tap, a traditional Bavarian-German menu, and seasonal specialties.
On Thursdays head to Buckley's Inn Between
(139 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, 631-728-7197, www.buckleysinnbetween.com
) for their famous wing night with music by DJ Pauly, beer pong, $15 all the wings you can eat all the Miller Lite you can drink from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Phil spins on Friday and Saturday.
For a fun college like atmosphere with some of the cheapest priced beers in the Hamptons head to the Boardy Barn
(270 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, 631-728-9733, www.boardybarn.com
). Open only Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. beginning May 19 as well as few Saturdays for special events.
On the North Fork stop by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
(234 Carpenter Street, Greenport, 631- 477-6681, www.harborbrewing.com
) to test out a variety of brews ranging from the seasonal Summer Ale to the Havre Rouge a reddish-hued Belgian pale ale to the Weesh'd Scotch Ale a hearty brown ale with hints of molasses, caramel and roasted malt.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com