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Sapsuckers Hops & Grub

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12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 53
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

287 Main St
Huntington, New York, 11743-6901
United States
phone: (631) 683-4945

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Photo of bonbright7
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of plaid75
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Sapsuckers Hops & Grub in Huntington, NY
95 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.