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Taps: 16 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.47/5 rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
First time here. A wonderful place. I came on a Friday afternoon. The brew personnel were extremely knowledgable. Great selection of beers from tap to can. Take homes on growlers. Many great local brews. But the many other prizes from "off island." I could not be more pleased. The village is fantastic with great pubs, but this place is the diamond.
05-23-2014 18:32:07 | More by Tank880
3.96/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Hoptron. It had a nice community sense with the long tables and board games. The soft wood and great natural lighting was also very nice. They had a nice selection of beers to go, I was able to pick up a couple Wulvers and BB Siberian Night. The 16 taps were nice as well but I found the selection to actually be a little dull. They had 4 IPAs, 4 Stouts, several wits and several saisons on tap. Where are the options? If I wanted a sour, or a Belgian ale, or if I wanted to try a new style I had no choice even if I selected a can.
I didn't try the food while I was there but the barman was quite friendly and answered any questions I had about the place. Ultimately, I'd gladly go back but I would hope their 16 rotating taps would make other options available.
04-28-2014 14:28:46 | More by KornWallace
3.23/5 rDev -19.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Hoptron doesn't quite know what it is. Is it a Starbuck's? Is it a tasting room? Is it a beverage center? What? It's hard to sit down and talk to anyone, because the acoustics are bad. Live music here is a mistake. The selection of beer was good, but the beer was flat and warm. I like that they offer scratch paper for taking beer notes. The best part is the community seating, the benches and feast-style tables, and I love the idea of the board games. My wife and I played Trivial Pursuit and tried a flight or three. It's worth a trip, but I wouldn't go back. You're better off going to the Tap Room down the road. There may not be any scratch paper there for taking beer notes, but at least it feels like a tap room. At least, it isn't confused.
09-29-2013 18:44:49 | More by AdamPenna
3.57/5 rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
Stopped in there on a Saturday afternoon around 4pm. There was about 10-15 others either at the counter or sitting at tables, listening to live music. I got a flight of some random picks off the menu, a pint for my wife, and we grabbed a small cozy table in the front corner with our 3 month old in the stroller. Very open, well lit space.
Seemed a bit slow during the day but I would imagine a weekend night filling up quickly.
Walked around back to the Homebrew Shop for some odds and ends. Nice little shop, well stocked, helpful workers.
I would consider going back again.
08-08-2013 03:18:24 | More by Richieboy81
5/5 rDev +24.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$$
This is a great place that incorporates a craft beer bar, with a bottle shop, and a homebrew supply store all in one. What the fuck is better than drinking beer while shopping for beer?
Atmosphere is modern, sleek and clean. Really easy going and laid back. It's also all about beer. No sports, TV's, or any other bullshit. (They actually have one tv and they had the mets game on so you can't fault that right?)
Service is there if you need it but very laid back. If you approach them with questions they are very helpful and if you just want to hang and browse they leave you alone.
The selections is top notch and always rotating. On tap they feature LI beers but always get in a couple of the country's premier drafts as well. Their bottle selection is awesome and they feature building your own six pack which is just great.
The only downside is that they are pricey. If you hit happy hour they offer half off on local drafts.
07-28-2013 04:57:15 | More by beerloserLI
2.82/5 rDev -29.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$
While I love the idea that they have going on at this place, they fall short in a few places. I do love american beers but not sure why they won't sell anything from Belgium or other countries. When I asked tall kid behind bar to recommend a beer, I was offered a Magic Hat Elder Betty. Now I am not saying this is a shitty beer, but why would anyone with beer knowledge offer it?
The atmosphere is nice and clean, growler price's are way to high. They seem to like spending money on stuff to make them look good but has no real substance, but does add $$$ to price passed on to consumer.
Homebrewing a great addition, now all they need is someone that actually knows how to brew. I don't need help with an add water and stir extract kit, but would like to learn more above that level.
Employee behind bar had knowledge but seemed that he was educated by sales people, not beer people. Couple women I am guessing were owners, not beer snobs, just snobby and off putting.
Overall, the area has a so many beer/bars/brewing that being the most expensive and not the smartest (or friendliest) might not be a great business plan.
07-25-2013 13:29:43 | More by MJsGhost
3.4/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
As usual, I go to a place a few times before rating it. I kept hoping for better, but that was not the case.
Welcomed with a smile and chatted up by the girl with the hat. Seemed nice enough. Tall, thin guy behind the bar was definately the reason I hung around. Nice & knowledgeble. Nice place, I'll come back.
Wandered in for a flight. Cool idea. then just sat around people watching for a bit. staff didn't seem to care I was there (place was fairly empty) Tall, thin guy had a brief conversation with me. Introduced himself as Patrick. The two girls just ignored me. Picked up an overpriced growler and split. I'll come again. Maybe an off night for the girls?
Ordered a pint. Engaged in a brief conversation with one of the owners. When I inquired about their growler prices, she got angry with me for saying that the prices were to high. I didn't say it with any attitude, but I got a load of it in return. Not going back.
Good beer line-up quality wise.
nice looking, but sterile, not so comfy place. Very clean though.
service seems to be better if you are a "friend" of the place
Selection covers any style you want, good, but not great choices
Simple, but decent food
Over priced growlers & to a lesser extent bottles.
Bottle selection is very limited. Whoever said it rivals any distributor in the area has not beer to the superb stores in Bellport or Bayport. Both of which are 10 minutes away in either direction. Anytime I see a 5/5 rating, and that person has only rated one place, I have my doubts.
If I was a hipster, they may have treated me better, and I may have liked it better. Hipsters go here, everyone else go to Bobbique or Tap room.
Oh, and if you go, talk with Patrick. I look at him as the only reason they have a decent following.
05-26-2013 04:37:05 | More by Harryrass
Hoptron Brewtique in Patchogue, NY
90 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.