Sapsuckers Hops & Grub
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Taps: 16 / Bottles: 53
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.4/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The best beer establishment in Huntington, hands down. Located on the north side of Main St. west of New York Ave. The bar area is very narrow and gets incredibly crowded though, so be sure to arrive early if possible. The atmosphere is dark stained wood with large beautiful Audubon prints hanging in the table area beyond the bar. The beer selection here is outstanding, with the servers being knowledgeable and using proper glassware. The staff is super friendly and accommodating and the food is excellent gastro-pub fare. A must stop in Huntington.
12-07-2012 14:06:51 | More by lehows
5/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is my favorite place to drink craft beer and pair with the various foods they have on the menu. Everything on the menu is very well made and the portions are generous. My favorite menu items are the Mac-n-cheese (somethings change it up by adding chili), and the Decadent Dog (hot dog on a pretzel bun with cheese). Beer selection is fantastic, we've had Dogfish Head's Wide World Stout, Founder's Backwoods Bastard, Gulden Drak, and many local Long Island beers (i.e., Southampton's Abbot 12) on-tap. Highly recommend this place for food pairing with beer.
04-28-2012 16:52:18 | More by angelogarcia3
4.56/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to Sapsuckers last Friday (5/27) and the place was jumping, with a crowded bar and a full dining room. The front doors were open to the street and the place looked open and inviting. The bar is to the left when you walk in and the tap selection was very good with a cool looking tap piping system that was chromed out and looking like it was made by Orange County Choppers. The place was clean, loud and seemed like it was no fluke that it was packed.
As noted above, the draft selection was very good, with an excellent variety of styles, some good local beers and some classics like Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. The bottle list was also quite diverse and well procured, with a mix of excellent micro brews from Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Bear Republic, Oskar Blues and Kona (to name a few), as well as good Belgian, German and English selections, and to keep the crowds coming they have a few macro brews like Bud, Miller and Heineken. I had a Full Sail Session Lager (bottle), Greenport Harbor Spring Turning Rye Saison (tap) and a Shipyard Bluefin Irish Dry Stout (tap), and all were served as they should be with the proper glass and a nice pour.
The bartender was very attentive and seemed to have the basics down on beer selections and tastes, and the most impressive part about her was her speed of service. She was on the ball the whole time we waited to be seated for dinner. The wait staff during dinner was nice, but a little spacey yet not to the point of being bad; they just seemed either swamped or stoned.
The menu featured was very impressive with some very tasty gastropub selections; it took us a while to pick the appetizers, as they all seemed interesting, so we went with 4 (one for every one) and they were all very good. The mac & cheese and pierogies were both excellent and even better was the burger that I had for dinner. It was juicy and cooked perfectly, and the fries were crisp and well done. The food exceeded my expectations and the hype.
Overall a great place to go grab a nice casual dinner with friends and to me this is the best bar in Huntington. Sorry Canterbury Ales, Sapsuckers is the new beer king.
2013 NOTE: I've been to Sapsuckers several times this year and they always have an outstading draft selection with many limited and rare brews on tap. A great place to go as all the bartenders are now well versed in the beers on tap and give good style advice.
05-31-2011 03:16:54 | More by CHickman
4.33/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
After hearing several friends talk about this place as if the meteor hit the town, I decided to take a look at Sapsuckers in Huntington.
Upon entering the crowded little bar that was filled with a mixed crowd of older and younger patrons adorned in the warmth of their Winter woolens, I noticed the special tap system opposite the bar. As if relocated from a grand 19th century steamer, the imposing chrome pipe structure bristled with the colorful tap handles of good American and European beers.
As the dark L-shaped bar curved to the front and then to the wall, one only had to look up to notice the cool selections of whiskey from Canada, Scotland, Ireland and Bourbon County.
Deeper into the cozy bar & grill, there were rows of tables and booths, which were packed with diners and a supporting line waiting to be served. One could tell the place was running near capacity as many people waiting for tables simply addressed their needs at the bar.
It was exciting, in a beer industry way, to see an older crowd deftly asking for names of beer such as Speakeasy, Bear Republic, Orval, Sierra Nevada, and Saison Dupont as if they were old friends. Looking up and down the bar menu and then into the grill area, it was also pleasing to see not a drop of BMC or their lackey associates was being served, nor being missed.
Instead of going for the suggested Cuban fare that others had mentioned, I thought of something filling for my plate that anyone could make and not screw up: meat loaf with mashed potatoes. To my pleasant surprise, the chef had cleverly spiced the lamb meat loaf in such a way that when served as medallions, instead of bread shaped, the sauces mixed well with the perfectly fluffed potatoes. I cleaned the plate as if my mother was watching me and had a clean Speakeasy ale to celebrate the moment.
In review, this little place is really cool to see in Huntington, NY as a part of new movement to open one's bars and menus to different ideas and flavors. I look forward to raising a pint or three at this place again in the near future.
12-23-2010 03:55:51 | More by bonbright7
4.05/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Located on Main Street in Huntington at the site of the former JDs.
The exterior is impressive with a front door that must be seen to be believed (I hear it cost a pretty penny). The interior is railroad style with the bar at the front and dining room seating toward the rear. The decor was clean, classic and inviting.
The draft system was a work of art, with polished chrome as far as the eye can see. The beer list covered all the must have styles and the product was served in the appropriate glassware.
The menu featured higher end gastropub selections, a trend which is gaining traction on Long Island.
Overall a nicely done place and the best beer destination in a village full of good bars. Certainly worth a look see.
11-09-2010 16:14:56 | More by plaid75
Sapsuckers Hops & Grub in Huntington, NY
95 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.