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Croxley Ales

Croxley AlesCroxley Ales

Taps: 60 / Bottles: 46
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

129 New Hyde Park Rd
Franklin Square, New York, 11010-2932
United States
phone: (516) 326-9542

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Reviews by rodney45:
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rodney45

New York

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I always enjoyed a night out at Croxleys, whether its ten cent wing night, or just going by to check out the game or grab some pretty hard to find brews on tap. Croxleys has never let me down. Its a good solid bar, with some pretty good bar food offerings. Their wings are really great, a little small, but for 3 dollars, you can pack in 30 wings and call yourself a real man. Theyre ussually really busy on wing night, and fri sat nights. When i mean packed, i mean stuffed to the gills, cant get a table for 45 minutes packed.

Pro's
-has a ton of hard to find draft beer, and bottle choices. 60 beers on tap.
-good food.
-good value on wing night.
-best selection of on tap craft brews in nassau county.

Cons
-no parking
-crazy busy sometimes
-wait
(the usual for a good place, but if you go on an off peak hour for dinner and some drinks, you wont have to worry about those things.

Beer brands ive seen there recently(on tap),
Dogfishhead, bear republic, arcadia, excelsior, southern tier, Stone, abita, gooseisland, magic hat, spaten, hofbrau, green flash, harpoon. and many more, changing regularly.

12-05-2011 02:37:01 | More by rodney45
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brewingupaplan


5/5  rDev +16%

04-03-2014 00:29:44 | More by brewingupaplan
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-29-2014 14:23:16 | More by sirsteve42
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mtnwesdew

New York

5/5  rDev +16%

12-29-2013 02:45:01 | More by mtnwesdew
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

I had been to this gin mill a few years back and decided to return after visiting Long Island for my Mothers birthday. This was the place where I learned of a beer cocktails called "Dark Side of the Moon" which at the time was Hoegaarden and Guiness. now it's Blue Moon instead. Nonetheless, a good sign of the owners creativity.
The website is quite funny in telling you that Bud, Coors and Miller are "NOT FOUND HERE".

Wooden vener paneling, solid oak stick, old time London red telephone booth and interesting old school beer plaques and posters. Bar is in the middle, Irish style but half opened on Tuesdays. Booths on walls and tables with stools around front window. They keep the lights down low to create a cozy feeling. Classic rock pumped from satellite radio.

Food is basic pub grub and if not for the corn feed increases effecting almost all protein products, I would say the place would have been too expensive. Waitresses are friendly.

Glassware from what I could see were pints, heffe's and tulips. Not impressed when served a German Weissen dobbelbock in pint glass but I'll take an Aventinus anytime.

I was impressed to see Unibroqu's Maudite on tap, Slyfox fromPhonexville Pa 's helles Golden lager, Spaten Mai Bock. All seasonals are Sam, Brooklyn or Bluepoint, Sierra, no imports. Croxley's makes their own blonde, Anchor Liberty Ale, Dogfish 60m IPa, leffe blonde, Hofbrua, Flying Dog PA, Languitas, sixpoints (righteous ale and Sweet Action) Goose Islands Honkes Ale, Boddington and Speckled hen. Woodchuck Pear cider was something I had not seen, i suspect this is for the old men in the area, Youngs choc stout, Abita Purple Haze, and Lndeman's Framboise.

Bottles of note were Aventinus Dopple bock, Rogue Hazelnut Brown and Mocha Porter(Nice!) SS Taddy Porter, Brooklyn Local 1, Hennepin, all 3 Chimay's, He'Brew's RIPA, and Green's gluten free amber ale.

THEY ONLY TAKE AMEX. but quickly point you to an ATM within the establishment. No 10 cent wints, that's only the city joint.

Great place to have fine beer and quality pub grub.

07-16-2008 18:13:32 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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KATE12

New York

3.88/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I love coming here. The atmosphere is great. Dark with little candles and wooden tables. It really gives you a pub feel. It gets pretty crowded but usually the wait isn't too long and it's nice to have a drink at the bar and check out the dozens of taps.

Looking at their beer menu is always fun. They have an impressive selection all the time and carry some of my favorites (lots of IPAs!) They're pretty good at changing the menu frequently which is always appreciated.

The food is great. I LOVE their wings. Super crispy and just the right amount of hot sauce. They're awesome. Plus during happy hour and football games you can get them for 10 cents. A pretty good deal! They have great burgers as well.

Croxleys is one of those places that you inevitably end up craving every few weeks. I can't wait to go back!

07-10-2008 15:09:13 | More by KATE12
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greebsnarf

New York

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

It's weird; 60+ taps from around the world and a respectable bottle selection, but still I'm never really excited when I look at Croxley's drink menu. Don't get me wrong--they've got plenty of great beers for good prices--but nothing ever quite grabs my attention... maybe if the menu rotated more?

That said, it is, overall, a great place, and Long Island could use a lot more like it. The food is delicious (but stay away from the desserts); the staff is not always prompt but always very friendly; and the atmosphere is usually very laid back even on crowded nights. And, most importantly, the beer is always very good even if it's never the most exciting. The draught beers are sorted to give a fair amount of information: they're grouped first by "Light / Amber / Dark / Wheat / Fruit" and then by country of origin; there are certainly better ways to organize a beer list but it's pretty effective.

Check it out if you're in the area and in the mood for a relaxing evening with solid beers.

09-05-2006 06:54:55 | More by greebsnarf
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pmatz2

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Visiting family in Queens, and my brother-in law saws you need to try the wings at this place, and oh by the way they have a lot of beer on tap. Nice smokefree bar with tables on both sides. 60 + beers on tap, including Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA a great match for there wings. A well rounded food menu, and a great selection of beers (Beer Menu states we don't carry Bud, miller etc.) Overall Great seelction, Great wings. I now have a excuse to visit my mother more often. I'd put this on par with Hopleafs in Chicago (go there for mussels!)

05-29-2006 22:16:34 | More by pmatz2
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plaid75

New York

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

A great beer bar. Over sixty beers on tap, both imports and micros. They are careful in keping track of the dates in which the kegs were tapped, so you always know how old your beer is.

A nice wrap around bar to accommodate the large selection and an easy to read beer menu, broken down by style and country.

A very cozy atmosphere ans a nice English pub motif as you enter.

Usually a good pub menu with a few specials thrown in here and there. Wings are pretty good as well.

This is a true oasis on what is an otherwise craft beer challenged island.

04-21-2006 04:25:54 | More by plaid75
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mdavis31481

Maine

3.88/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Re-review 8/24/2005

Soon after relocating to New York I joined my cousin for dinner at Croxley's. Before looking at the food menu I grabbed the beer menu to decide on the first beverage of the evening. I perused the 60 or so choices and to my dismay only came across a couple that truely appealed to me. I tried the Bluepoint Hoptical Illusion and the Oatmeal Stout, both were enjoyable. Beyond that I went looking for another IPA and found only Harpoon in addition to Hoptical. Croxley's does offer a few bottle selections, but most are grossly overpriced.

My cousin and I shared a plate of nachos as an appetizer. They were decent, but nothing to rave about. The cheese was reminiscent of melted Kraft singles. My cousin followed that with mild buffalo wings. The wings were tasty but a bit more than mild. I had a grilled chicken sandwich that hit the spot.

Original review 2/23/2005

Interestingly I became aware of Croxley Ales at the Maine Brewers Fest. While there I came across a publication promoting various beer establishments throughout the Northeast. As I perused the paper I noticed an article detailing the success of a local beer bar chain on Long Island. Having family on the Island, I scanned for the location and was amazed Franklin Square played host to such an establishment. After a quick check on mapquest I was delighted to find Croxley's was just a mile or so from my grandparent's home in Garden City. I decided a visit was a must the next time I was in New York.

I found myself in New York the previous July to attend a Mets game with a few friends. The evening before the game we made our way to Croxley's. I was elated to find 70 beers on tap and nary a Bud, Miller, or Coors tap handle in the bunch. I did find Victory Golden Monkey and HopDevil, Anchor Steam, Tetley's English Ale, Rogue Dead Guy, Brooklyn Brown, and Young's Oatmeal Stout scattered among other fine English, Belgian, and American selections. The bartender was jovial and knowledgeable. He was quick to replace an empty pint and willing to converse when not busy.

The pub, while bustling, was not so boisterous as to preclude conversation. The food was outstanding. I quickly devoured the delicious London Broil sandwich I had ordered. In another, non-beer related category, Croxley's gains extra points for choosing to tune to the Mets game rather than the Yankees game.

I am looking forward to a return to Croxley Ales this summer as I visit family and return to Shea. It is a worthy establishment and Long Island is lucky to have it.

08-24-2005 19:58:55 | More by mdavis31481
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