Are you looking for any of the best breweries in New York State? Look no further than Long Island!
These craft beer connoisseurs create unique and tasty brews from ocean towns to luscious farmlands.
Plus, they understand the need for good food to pair with your drinks.
Most have full bar menus or schedule local food trucks to park and feed the immense amount of crowds.
Here are some exceptional Long Island breweries from East to West – perfect for your year-round beer tour list!
Long Island Breweries
Barrier Brewing Co.
Come to Oceanside’s South Shore and check out Barrier Brewing Co.!
They’ve been brewing unique craft beers since 2010.
You can find their delicious NEIPAs and IPAs all over New York, New England, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
Stop by the taproom or beer garden and sample some of your favorites.
Plus, the 3rd Rail food truck is there for a bite to eat.
Don’t forget to listen to local musicians on the weekends!
Oyster Bay Brewing Company (Oyster Bay)
You should check out Oyster Bay Brewing Company!
They make amazing beers right here on Long Island.
Since 2012, they’ve been crafting unconventional ales and lagers that taste great.
Their ingredients are top-notch, so you know you’re getting quality.
They are at 36 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771.
Plus, they even have yoga in the brewery!
Sand City Brewing Co.
You’ve got to check out this brewery!
It’s got an incredible story behind it and two locations – Sand City North in Northport and Sand City South in Lindenhurst.
In the early 1900s, Northport was known as ‘Sand City’ because of the sand mines used to build Manhattan.
They’ve got a great selection of craft beers, and Sand City South has some delicious food trucks to pair with them.
Plus, each location has its own Instagram page with events and more.
Garvies Point Brewery (Glen Cove)
Garvies Point Brewery is a small-batch microbrewery on the North Shore of Long Island’s Gold Coast of New York.
As it was established in 2016, its mission is to craft great beer and build community.
They are an independent New York brewery passionate about creating approachable beers with the finest ingredients.
Their beers are handcrafted on-site at our Garvies Point, Glen Cove waterfront brewery.
Visit them at 1 Garvies Point Road, Glen Cove, New York 11542.
Lost Farmer Brewing
This Mineola gem is small but packs a punch.
It features unique flavors with local and exotic ingredients.
Lost Farmer is a tribute to the hardworking local farmers who grow hops and malt for the beer industry.
It has a retro vibe, and visitors can enjoy it indoors or outside on the patio.
There’s a large selection of beers, most brewed on-site.
For groups of 15 or more, it’s best to call ahead.
There’s a snack menu with local treats; you can order delivery from Biscuits and Barbeque.
Outside food is welcome too!
Six Harbors Brewing Company (Huntington)
This family-run brewery is an excellent spot for all ages to gather and have fun.
It has a bright, cheerful atmosphere with views of the beautiful Huntington coastline.
During the pandemic, this brewery got much attention for its beer-delivering dogs!
The nautical-style tasting room is open to families, groups, and anyone wanting to try one of the 10+ beers on tap.
Visitors can take a seat with a view of the scenery and brewing process or sit at the live-edge bar and order a flight.
Dogs on leashes are welcome if their owners are seated at a table.
Check out their brewery calendar for events and food truck schedules.
Ghost Brewing Company
This little brewery may be small, but it has a unique selection of brews that all beer lovers must try.
Ghost Brewing has big dreams for craft beers.
Unlike any other brewery, they aim to give visitors an otherworldly and supernatural experience.
Brewmaster Paul Komsic has an amazingly creative mind and culinary arts background and loves to mix bold and new flavors.
The menu has NEIPAs, IPAs, ales, and other creations you won’t find anywhere else on Long Island.
Taproom is open Wednesday to Sunday; hours vary.
Blind Bat Brewery (Centerport)
For an authentic experience, visit Blind Bat Brewery in Centerport.
Established in 2008, they specialize in wood-smoked and other rustic ales brewed in small batches.
In 2019, they opened a restaurant and takeaway spot at 94 Washington Drive.
Follow their Instagram @blindbatbrewer for a glimpse of the brewing process.
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Bright Eye Beer Co.
Bright Eye is an eclectic microbrewery in Long Beach, Long Island.
Every few months, they feature a new artist for patrons to view while they sample the selection of craft beers.
Their selection includes IPAs, sour beers, and ales, which can be ordered online and picked up at their Park Ave tasting room.
Live music is played from Thursday to Sunday, with a weekly highlight on Instagram announcing who is playing.
There is no bar food menu or food trucks, but outside food is welcome.
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Harbor Head Brewing (Northport)
Harbor Head Brewing Company strives to give beer lovers an experience that is both passionate and fun, and full of flavor.
They make it their mission to craft a simple yet enjoyable product for everyone.
Visit them at Whales Tale in the Britannia Marina to experience it yourself!
Long Beach Brewery
Situated on Lawson Boulevard in the stunning Oceanside, this recently opened Long Island Brewery is a hit with locals.
They have a great selection of NEIPAs, IPA, sour beers, and more, all inspired by the sea, such as Ocean Waves IPA and A Hui Hou.
You can order knishes or pretzels in-house to go with your beer or try one of the local food truck collaborations.
Plus, they host live music and comedy nights – check their Instagram page for weekly show times.
Unfortunately, no pets are allowed except for service animals.
The Brewers Collective
This cozy Bay Shore brewery may be tiny, but they rotate their 23 taps often, offering a range of tastes.
They focus on seasonal beers, dark beers, herbal beers, sours, and IPAs.
The founders independently own the Brewers Collective.
They often feature local musicians and underground bands in the tasting room.
To stay up-to-date on hours and events, check their social media pages, as their website is often down.
Montauk Brewing Company
Don’t miss out on the charming beachside brewery Montauk Brew Company.
Located on Erie Avenue, just minutes from Fort Pond, it’s a local favorite.
Enjoy a variety of ales and pilsners with fresh ocean-inspired flavors.
Open seven days a week, it’s close to great eateries.
Jamesport Farm Brewery
Are you a Pineapple fan?
Then you wouldn’t want to miss out on Jamesport Farm Brewery’s Pineapple Express!
All their beers are made with ingredients grown on-site, so you know you’re getting a fresh pint.
They offer a huge selection of ales, sours, ciders, wines, cocktails, sangrias, slushies, and more, plus a great food truck menu.
Plus, they host the Long Island Fresh Hop Festival in the fall, celebrating hop-infused beers and limited-edition drinks. J
Just remember to get there early – it can get a bit wild when it’s crowded!
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If you’re visiting Long Island, you should check out the places on our list.
Enjoy and taste all the great beers made by their local breweries.
It’ll be a fantastic time.
Don’t forget to stay safe and drink responsibly, though!