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Dr. Finley's Publick House (Finley's of Greene St)

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6 Ratings
Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Taps: 32
Bottles: 60
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

47 Greene Street
Huntington, New York, 11743
United States
phone: (631) 351-3440

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-06-2005)
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

mattyrubes, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Located on Greene Street in Huntington, New York.

The bar and restaurant are housed in a seemingly 18th Century structure with outdoor restaurant seating in the back.

The bar is fairly large and laid out well. The front features a solarium area with a few tables. The bar is approximately 50 feet long and seats around 15-20 patrons. There are several tables and cozy boots as you approach the rear.

The draft list includes about 20 craft and imported selections. The jewel in the crown in arrogant Bastard, that, at Happy Hour, is $2.50 per pint (half price).

The food is pretty good for bar food. Decent burgers, fries and wings.

The staff is friendly as well. The prices are excellent, especially during Happy Hour. The only complaint is that they rarely feature anything new on tap - they keep to their standard selection.

plaid75, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of slander
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Dinner in Huntington means shopping at Shoreline and where haven't I been on the North shore? Apparently, there are some places to see up there these days, nothing crazy, but some respectable taps. As it was, Finley's was a block from the restaurant so it was just really a matter of who's game for a beer or two afterwards...
Couldn't really tell what was going on here. You enter through a hallway that separates a bar to the left (Dr. Finley's Publick House) from the restaurant to the right (Rockfish at Finley's). We're going to talk about the bar side here for the time being. It's a nice room with an "L" shaped slate top bar seating a dozen and change. Hard wood floor with tiling around the bar area, a pressed tin ceiling with a long crew boat hanging above, lots of dark wood and brick. Booths and tables to the rear and in a nook in the front along the large windows. Decor is cricket and crew and billards, very English pubby. Lamp lighting, ceiling fans, TV's to both sides of the bar and forward, booze on shelving behind the bar around a clock in the center, and strung Xmas lighting.
32 taps (2 towers of 10 each and 2 towers of 6 each). Belgians (Maredsous 8, Kwak, Stella, Lindeman's Framboise), Germans (Paulaner Hefe, Warsteiner Pils, Hofbrau Lager, Spaten), English and there abouts (John Courage, Mackesons XXX, Old Speckled Hen, Youngs Oatmeal Stout, Newcastle, Bass, Belhaven Scottish Ale, Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp), US micro (Southampton Secret Ale, Brooklyn Pennant Pale Ale, Brown Ale & Weisse, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Magic Hat #9, Harpoon IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor Steam, Sam Adams Boston Ale), a cider and a macro or two.
Roughly 60 bottles. Belgians (Chimay, Corsendonk, Duvel, Lindemans), English (Sam Smith), German (Ayinger, Hacker Pschorr, Franziskaner, Schneider), and US micros (Anchor Liberty & Porter, Sam Adams Cream Stout, Brooklyn Lager). A handful of interesting items there, as well.
On this Thursday night, the place was just absolutely packed with... wait, let me see, what did I write down here? Oh yeah, the place was packed with "young fucking college kids not drinking Maredsous 8". Anthony added, "They've got nice blonde girls in long black coats". Yes, that they have here. The place was loud and clubby, DJ to the rear in the area where bands set up. This is Thursday night at Finley's
We did a revisit a week or two later on a not-Thursday and took in dinner on the restaurant side. A bunch of smallish rooms and nooks, and a gigantic deck to the rear with another bar and multiple seating areas. Had the New Orleans Gumbo Ya Ya (all the goods) and the Rockfish burger (came on a good damn solid roll that held up and a mountain of bacon). The beers we ordered here were off the beer menu that the restaurant side shares with the bar side. Service was good and attentative here, no complaints.
We migrated back to the bar side for a few beers, and got to take in the room as there were only a handful of people there. Decently comfortable without all them... wait, let me see, what did I write down here? Oh yeah, we did that already. Probably the most extensive selection in the area. I suggest any night 'cept Thursday.

slander, Jan 17, 2006
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

I go there every once in a while because one of my good friends worked there and he chases after one of the girls who still does works there.

This bar has a pretty good selection compared to most places around me. Over 30 taps at the main bar and I would say half of those are micro style beers. Ill try to name a few off the top of my head: arrogant bastard, anchor steam, brooklyn lager and pennant ale, boston lager and ale, magic hat #9, and obviously more I cant remember. Lately I have been going for the arrogant bastard which has been real good except for lately It might be getting alittle stale. My friend tells me they wont be replacing arrogant after they run out. The reason why it is not selling is because this is more of college/recently post college bar with most of its customers under the age of 30. Most nights its going to have a DJ. This place really gets packed out late night and turns more into a clubish scene, but since this what most of my friend enjoy I see it as an opportunity to go out and get my hands on some good brew. This is usually not the case when I go out with my friends to other bars only offering BMC products. I have never had the food but I know many who have. Its alittle expensive but I hear its very very good.

ItMakesMeHappy, Jul 29, 2008
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Atmosphere-Doc's has a great atmosphere as far as I'm concerned, it has a nice old timey almost mariner look to it with a big bar, the dining area is rather small but it doesn't need to be any bigger than it is. The bar itself has a few TVs which would normally annoy me more but they're almost always on mute so the atmosphere doesn't really suffer.

Quality-Not entirely sure what's being referred to here, I assume it's the quality of the beer? If that's the case then it's quite good, they take relatively good care of the taps over there, occasionally a beer will be flat or sour but that's a pretty rare occurrence.

Service-I've never sat down at a table so I can't really say for that, but the service at the bar is great; their bartenders are great and fairly knowledgeable about beer.

Selection-Really great tap selection, from memory; Kwak, Spaten, Bud Light, Bengali Tiger, Brooklyn Pennant Ale, Blue Moon, Bass, Sam Adams, Sam Adams rotation seasonal, Sierra Nevada, Arrogant Bastard, Newcastle, Brooklyn Brown Ale, Belhaven Scottish Ale, Sweet Action, Anchor Steam, Lindeman's Framboise, Magic Hat #9 and Sam Adams Cherry Wheat.

They also have a nice bottle selection including Duvel and the Samuel Smith line. The selection is why I come, usually I stick to the Arrogant Bastard and occasionally get the Duvel.

Food-The food is decent, nothing special.

Value-This place has a really great value for your money, especially during their happy hour.

Manoftyr, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of rem5
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

Huntington villiage is the local hot spot for going out. Dr Finleys is right smack in the middle. This is the best one can expect on long island without traveling to the city. With 32 or more beers on tap, many of which were craft beers. Magic Hat #9, Harpoon IPA, some cask conditioned (cant remember exactly which ones), Brooklyn Chocolate Stout to name a few of my favs they have on tap.

There are two bar areas, one is a long area with a stage in the back for live music, the other area is a more laid back bar area where the loud music on a friday night is less intense.

As I have only been there at night, the crowd was a younger crowd and not really a place to go to sit at the bar and enjoy a few pints.

Food was not being served last I was there, I should really check it out in the daytime.

Bartenders knew what glasses to pour and were reasonably knowledgeable about the beers they served.

If you are in the area this is a good place to check out for casual beer drinkers and beer snobs alike.

rem5, Dec 18, 2005
Dr. Finley's Publick House (Finley's of Greene St) in Huntington, NY
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.