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Southampton Publick House

Not Rated.
Southampton Publick HouseSouthampton Publick House
BA SCORE
95
world-class

69 Ratings
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 6,027
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 8
Bottles: 6
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

40 Bowden Square
Southampton, New York, 11968
United States
phone: (631) 283-2800

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sph40

Notes:
Draft and limited release beers are brewed at the Publick House. Distributed bottles are brewed elsewhere.

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

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Photo of Gavage
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

This place is located a short distance off the main Route 27 drag in eastern Long Island. Easy to find with the big sign and hedge row outside the building. A small amount of parking spots are located along the road.

We stopped in around lunch time just to grab a pint or two, and we were not eating lunch. There is a nice outdoor seating area that must be nice during warmer weather seasons. Inside the bar area is small, as there are only about 8 stools there. Some high tops and dining tables are in the area too. Loads of TVS locked into local sports. There is some merchandise at the front door at the reception stand if you wish to buy anything, and a small refridgerator has some beers for take out.

A nice big blackboard lists all the beers available. This trip there were the standard 5 beers Secret Ale, IPA, Light, Double Wit, and Lager. There were 4 special beers, a Uber Bock, NYDP Finest, Oatmeal Stout, and Sullivans Irish Ale. The beers were fresh and very tasty.

Service was prompt and the girl behind the bar knew her beer offerings.

I wish I had more time to hang here, but if you are in this part of Long Island, this is a must stop.

Gavage, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

This place has a nice upscale, old feel to it. The interior of the place is nice, and the beer is brewed there so its always fresh. the service was excellent and everybody was very friendly. they have a pretty good selection on tap, i was there for the russian imperial stout release, so there was the added benefit of having old herb, their stout, and several of the saisons available on tap. didn't really eat anything while i was there, just went for the beer and it was all good. I will definitely be going down for future releases, and would love to check this place out in the summer. I highly recommend this place to anyone who has not been

rowingbrewer, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Nice atmosphere, well lit, clean, family friendly.

I saw three separate bars in the restaurant, one of which services a nice outdoor deck area. The area where we ate had a great view of some polished pilot-scale brewing equipment. Not sure if it was functional, but it added some nice ambiance.

Nice variety of food. Our table ordered cajun chicken salad, french-dip steak sandwich, crab-stuffed talapia, and a broccoli-cheddar soup / salad combo. All very good.

Best feature is their beer tasting flight, 9 bucks for eight 4oz beers! Great value.

Few drinks, a tasting flight, and 5 meals came to $90 bucks - an absolute steal given the area, an a good deal given the quality.

vfgccp, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of SkunkWorks
5/5  rDev +16.8%

I took my girlfriend here when we went on a little weekend trip out east together.

First, with the atmosphere. We sat outside for our meal and it was really nice. It was a really nice day and we had a nice view. It was also very quiet. After our meal we sat in the taproom and had a few beers there and again, very nice atmosphere. Neither was particularly crowded.

The food was really good. I had the NY steak, which was covered in amazing onion rings and served with sweet potato fries and some salad. My girlfriend had a turkey and goat cheese wrap. We were both really happy with our choices. The beer is also quite good. We ordered the sampler, which was good and gave us a shot at everything they had on tap. We both chose for the rest the North Fork Fresh Hop and were both satisfied with it.

The waitress we had was very nice and was one of the nicest waitresses I've had in recent memory.

The selection is also good but remember its just their stuff. They had a good selection of beers on tap and also had bottles available.

I also filled out the satisfaction card at the end of our meal and so they just sent me a 15% off all of our entrees coupon, which is groovy. I'll definitely be going back and am really looking forward to the return trip.

SkunkWorks, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of socon67
4.15/5  rDev -3%

Made it out here on a trip to the Hamptons.

Place looks kind of like a beer garden. The fornt area looks unassuming with a long bar area. A regular crowd of people flowing in but not rowdy; at least on the Saturday afternoon I went.

Good service as the waiter knew all about their beers. You come here for the Southampton beers specifically. I had the 10th Anniversary from the 750 series, plus a new belgian variety. Good thing I had my wife to drive home.

Food is a plus as well. You will get a nice meal here. And they can recommend something to pair with your beer choice.

Overall it was a little pricey but worth it. If you want to get a good feel for Southampton beers you really need to come here to try them. Obviously they are better here than in bottles at the store.

socon67, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of mgbickel
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Decided to take the drive out to the Hamptons on a recent trip to Long Island. My first impression of this place was...huh, is this a funeral home? Once you get inside the hedge wall, you understand that you are entering a quaint brewpub.

You enter past the outdoor patio seating and find yourself inside the main bar area. A short bar lines the back wall and some high top tables sit in the middle of the room. The main dining area is off to the right where some large kettles and nautical items are part of the décor.

The beer selection was very good for a brew pub. They offered all of their regular selections as well as some seasonal beers. The food was very, very good also. I had the lobster ravioli...highly recommended!

The service was awesome! Our waitress, Crystal, was cheerful, super helpful and very knowledgeable...she made the experience that much better!

If you find yourself in the Hamptons, this is a must stop. Worth the drive, especially when you combine it with some <insanely large house> sightseeing!

mgbickel, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of smithflipper
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

visited on the rattle n hum brewery tour.

nice brewhouse/ restaurant in a very nice part of town.

our grroup a got a great little tour of the place from the brewer. tried all the tap selection - well made tasty beers, but the real treat came when the brewer went down to the cellar. brought out the biere de mars, and a tripel. bothe excellent.

great atmosphere, feels like a brewhouse by the sea should. nice dark wood, with golf and nautical trinkets on the wall. friendly service.

well worth the visit if you are down that way. good beers, nice place with friendly people.

smithflipper, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%

Nice restaurant/brewpub. I've been there twice in the afternoon and both have been good times. The food is pretty good and service is excellent. They have 5 beers on tap year round and 2-3 seasonals ($5-$6 per pint). Plus they have their bombers and 750s available. The atmosphere is quite pleasant and they have several large TVs with sports on regularly. Realize that this brewpub is quite far east on LI and sometimes it's hit or miss with their seasonals. But if you are nearby, it's a fun place to go.

LilBeerDoctor, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of hopdog
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

I made the long haul out here for the Russian Imperial Stout release (February 2008) - 3 hours each way (headed out from the Philly area)! My first thought was, nice place. I didn't plan on coming out for food, so I sat at the bar and drank while the wife had the kids at a table. The kids enjoyed their pasta and I enjoyed the beer and my 3 bottles of RIS (win-win, well almost, as it was a draw for my wife!). I would definitely stop in again if I'm ever in the area and spend some more time driking the beers and trying out the food. I had a great time since there were a lot of beer geeks from BA and RB around on this day!

hopdog, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of Umbra
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%

The atmosphere has been described pretty decently by those before me. It was a sunny, warm day, so we chose the raised outside porch to enjoy some goodies. It was open, got some breeze, and allowed you to look out on the manicured lawns of this strange surburban town.

Only a couple rarities available, with Fleurs being in big bottle. We kept away from the heavy hitters--it was still a couple hours from home either way. got a couple of pints, including the Belgian Wheat and casked conditioned summer brews. I assumed they'd be on teh site, so I didn't get more specifics. they were tasty, with the belgian being banana goodness and the summer being extra hoppy. Service, except for a grumpy bus girl, was friendly and knowledgable. They even helped with directions, which is important as these towns aren't in straight lines.

The food was the only disappointment, being just well done pub grub. Given the atmosphere of the location, the quality of the beer, and the vibe of Southhampton, one would have expected more.

Overall, excellent beers and a great location make for a perfect opportunity to pass the time away while others shop.

Umbra, Jul 22, 2008
Southampton Publick House in Southampton, NY
95 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.