Taps: 52 / Bottles: 44
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Billolick:
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Square room, medium sized. We had a party of 5 adults and 7 kids for lunch on sat.! They dealt with us no problems and a good time was had by all. They rightfully brag about 54 taps. The typical pub grub was a cut above the norm and the prices were reasonable. 54 taps, but truly nothing very exciting or adventuresome. A bunch of the stardard domestic and imports on tap but no Southhampton or anything else too interesting. But hey- I'm spoiled and I'm a beer snob. I tried the BKLYN Hefe. and it was fresh and flavorful. I'd go back.
04-12-2004 21:49:01 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
One of the original good spots on Long Island. The place is a go to spot in the area and over the years the tap selection has expanded. They used to carry mostly imports and big names now you see a lot of smaller local and regional ones. The place has sort of a sports bar rowdy vibe sometimes and that is the only item I do not like about the atmosphere. But the service is always ver attentive and friendly so they definitely make up for it. Prices are generally good too and you still see the $5 pint which is becoming extinct.
CROXLEY IS A STANDBY ON THE ISLAND
07-03-2011 19:08:57 | More by Mypintishalffull
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
I recently went to this bar after my sister recommended it to me. Upon entering, you're greeted by a fair sized bar and a dining area. We choice to stay for some food and so we took to the dining seats. The booth was large and could probably seat 8 people.
The beer menu was already on the table and glancing through seemed promising. This place has 52 beers on tap, with a decent amount of corked brews and some 22's. After going through the selections, not too many of the beers really stuck out to me. Additionally, written on the front of the menu was "Brands we do not carry: Bud, Miller & Coors."
Overall, the beer was great, but the food was ok. This place is known for its wings and that's what we got for an appetizer. That was probably the best part of the food. The burger I ordered was rather bland. The meat was nice with a smokey beef flavor, while the toppings absolutely ruined the burger. I would advise against the onion burger.
The atmosphere was alright, the place was swarmed with flat-screens broadcasting different sporting events.
Overall, I'd come here for the wings and the beer. Also, the max price for beer on tap was $6.75, with everything else falling under that. The corked brews were rather insanely priced.
11-30-2010 20:35:22 | More by Mancer
4.08/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I was in Rockville Centre for a bachelor party and was looking forward to this place. It was a Saturday night around 10PM and the place was packed with young college-aged people. Bar is immediately to the right and a dining and outdoor area is to the left. The bartenders were all cute girls and were actually quite knowledgeable and familiar with the beers. The selection was excellent, as are all of the Croxley bars. Lots of limited edition beers, big beers, and a good selection of bottled Belgians. I did not see any macros on any menus and I overheard a group of bros angrily talking amongst themselves that they didnt have Heineken, haha. We had some wings and they were spicy as hell, but pretty good. This was the best place in Rockville Centre we went to that night and if youre into craft beer its a no-brainer. Check this place out, they have several other locations as well.
06-01-2009 17:33:03 | More by lehows
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Made some trips to this establishment in Rockville Centre on the advice of a friend while a student at Hofstra University; went especially on Wednesdays, when it's Ten Cent Wing Night.
When I go to any bar, the first thing I see, other than the inside ambiance and atmosphere, is whether it has a broad variety of beers, on tap or in bottle, on sale. Boy, does this place have a selection. Beers that are very familiar (Yuengling, Smithwicks, Sam Adams, Stella Artois), local favorites (Blue Point, Brooklyn), and beers that either I've never heard of before walking in (Smuttynose, Belhaven, Samuel Smith) or those that I'm familiar with but aren't well-known (Stone, Flying Dog) are present. Plus, some international specialty beers and their beer cocktails (I recommend the Dark Side of the Moon and Black Magic) are a hit to people with deep pockets and sophisticated taste. And the best part: no Bud, Miller, or Coors in sight. Any bar that displays the variety it has without having the typical three macros in the selection deserves an "A" in my book.
Food is typical pub grub. I'd recommend the sweet potato fries and, of course, the Buffalo Wings, especially on Wednesdays. Atmosphere is definitely jumpin', many patrons are locals and/or college students, so everyone knows each other. Service from workers can be great on some days and shady on others; it's a crapshoot really.
Overall, this is one bar you must check out if you're 21 or over (they're strict on that policy) and you're nearby RVC. The next time I return to Long Island for a weekend, I'm scheduling my Saturday at Croxley's.
11-25-2008 18:48:26 | More by RAdragna
3.25/5 rDev -17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$$
I was here on business and thought I would pop in to have some brews and watch the NBA finals. The place is in a nice neighborhood with many restaurants and bars. As you walk in, there is a large dining area with some bonus outdoor space on the left. The bar, on the right, is big and has many tvs. It was full when I was there, but not crowded. The crowd seemed to be all local and seemed to know one another. A friendly vibe though. I looked at the beer menu and chose a Goose Island Honkers. It was off. It seemed stale. I them moved to a Maudite. I love this beer and it is not offered on tap too often. It was also bad. It seems that maybe they should not offer so many taps and focus on what the locals drink. Keep it fresh. I had a burger and it was fine. Nothing special. The menu is typical pub food. It does not seem like a food place at all. The service and staff were great. One bartender in particular was excellent. She was attentive and welcoming.
06-14-2008 12:12:14 | More by citrusjim
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Think about a bar & grill that has almost every beer you can easily think of under one roof, and now make the food awesome, too. A ton of TV screens all tuned to the various sports channels, though every time I've been there, I swear at least one TV has been tuned to Dr. Phil on mute. Very surreal as all the excellent Belgian-style ales start to kick in.
Any place with burgers and the full line of Chimay and Unibroue beers, as well as tons of others, is a place to be reckoned with. Always go with friends, and we always have a great time.
01-24-2008 23:32:16 | More by HaVoKnYnJ
3.58/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Croxley Ales is separated into two sections, one for dining, and the bar. The area for the bar is woefully small and inadequate, and extremely hard to maneuver on a busy Friday night. It was narrow and packed and you're forced ever so constantly towards the back as more people stream through the door. Luckily, my friends and I managed to get a table in the dining section, which is much more enjoyable away from the throng of weekend warriors.
The atmosphere is warm and pleasant, with brick walls and a decorative ceiling. Windowed garage doors open to a back patio with picnic benches. The dining area where we sat had a decent number of tables and booths that quickly filled as I guess more people than just us became fed up with standing in a crowd.
Our waitress was attentive and seemed pretty knowledgeable about beer, going so far as the identify a beer she was delivering by smell (and she got it right).
The selection, while fairly large, is pretty homogeneous. There were too many extreme beers for my liking, or I should say, not enough session beers to balance out the high gravity stuff. Typical Long Island beers were represented (Brooklyn, Blue Point). If you love big beers or expensive Belgians though, this place would do you right. I, however, didn't want to be relegated to drinking Anchor Steam all night as my sole session beer.
The food we ordered was merely average. The chicken fingers were typical, but the quesadilla was pretty uninspiring.
Overall though it's a decent place and I'll probably head back sometime.
01-12-2008 19:01:58 | More by Litterbean
Croxley Ales in Rockville Centre, NY
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.