Starting with Thanksgiving Eve, getting in the holiday spirit often involves meeting friends, family or coworkers for drinks at one of Long Island’s many bars, but deciding which one can prove tricky.

Narrowing down the field are Press readers, who voted BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant the Best Bar on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. And Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge won both Best Bartenders on Long Island and Best Happy Hour on Long Island in that contest. 

Housed in a building that dates back to 1850, BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant has its foundation was built from a ship ballast, and during the Civil War, the place was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Old-time locals say its predecessor, Shand’s, had just about everything, which is fitting, since voters undoubtedly recognize the same thing about BrickHouse. Putting it over the top for best bar is their phenomenal food, exceptional home brews, friendly staff, beautiful local artwork, amazing vibes and extraordinary live musical performances and events.

At Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge, their bartenders are masters of mixology, as well as extraordinary people, who genuinely care about each and every customer. And during happy hour, their drinks are a bargain, that’s why the bar is packed!

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote now through Dec. 15 for your favorite businesses and people in the 2018 Best of Long Island program.

BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant is located at 67 W. Main St. in Patchogue. They can be reached at 631-447-2337 or brickhousebrewery.com

Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge is located at 4 Patchogue Dr. in Rocky Point. They can be reached at 631-744-4100 or spiroslounge.com

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