Southampton Publick House
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 5,710
Beer Avg: 3.94
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 53 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Billolick:
4.43/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
This is what a brew pub should look like. Nicely landscaped outside, Great looking classy room(s) inside, nice out door deck, friendly athmosphere and staff, great looking bar, tastefully placed flat screen tvs. Award winning brews, available in bottles, on draft or growler pours. All the fermentors, brew kettles etc are on view in the various rooms. I havent been able to speand much time either in S'hampton or in this fine establishment over the years. Those who live close to this place truly are lucky. Very well worth the effort and long drive "out east" to experience this high quality beer destination.
10-16-2004 02:41:27 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
I grew up in nearby Sag Harbor and the Publick House was my first experience with craft beer. It's essentially the only place in the area with a focus on craft beer which keeps them busy with tourist traffic in the peak season, but the consistently excellent service and reasonable prices keep us locals coming back all year long.
The Publick House is split into two halves, the tap room and the dining room. The dining room is a quiet space with the feel of an upscale restaurant. They take reservations and can be quite busy during the summer. The tap room is the bar area, with about 15 stools at the bar and quite a few tables. The atmosphere can vary. There's a laid-back crowd in the afternoons and early evenings, but at night they often have a DJ or other live music and it can get loud and rowdy.
Quality is high at the Publick House. All of the year-round offerings are solid and they do some excellent seasonals and one-offs. The beers that are part of their 750 series are top notch. It was on hiatus this year, but the one-offs they usually release at their annual RIS release are some of the best beers I've had anywhere.
Service is hard to beat. Don Sullivan, the owner, is very friendly and you can often find him around the restaurant. He's very good to his regulars and always comes by to say hello when I'm in with my father. The bartenders are very friendly - say hi to Brady in the afternoons - and I've always gotten good service in the dining room.
Selection can be hit or miss. They always have their five year-round beers on (an altbier, double white, an English IPA, a pils and a light lager) which are all solid and then 2-4 taps for rotating seasonals. The seasonal selection had gotten a bit stagnant lately with the same beers showing up every year, but I'm hoping with new head brewer Evan Addario taking over this past year we'll see him bring some of his own recipes into the lineup.
The food is great. I've tried most of the menu at this point and it's all well-crafted. It's essentially an upscale pub menu for a nice dinner, but also with some good traditional bar bites if you're looking to have a few apps and a few beers in the tap room.
Value is very good - for the area. If you're coming to visit the Hamptons from somewhere other than NYC, it might seem expensive (as does everything here) when compared to your neighborhood brewpub. If you live in the Hamptons and know that you can't get dinner for 2 with drinks at most places for less than $100, this is a bargain. If you really want a good deal, check out the happy hour on weekdays - cheap beers and they often pass out some free apps.
05-13-2013 16:28:10 | More by MThiele360
Southampton Publick House in Southampton, NY
95 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.