Fadeley's Deli & Pub

Bar, Eatery

422 W Main St
Patchogue, New York, 11772-3012
United States

(631) 758-8882 | map

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Reviews by moodenba:
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moodenba from New York

3.64/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 1.25

Fadeley's is a holdout in old Patchogue. Downtown Patchogue is filled with trendy bars and restaurants (with traffic and parking problems). Mr Fadeleys is about a mile west of downtown on the odometer, but light years in vibe away from the renovated downtown area. The two story wood frame building is only marked "Deli Pub". The interior is very basic, with a deli-style counter,low lighting, and ancient wooden booths, There are more than a dozen draft beers (about six German including pale bock, weizen, and dunkel styles, the others taps being craft beers) . When I asked the counterman (no bar seating or table service) about the specifics of the beers, I received no useful information, so I kept to the tried and true. However, beers are served in glassware generally appropriate to the style of beer. Cans of Yuengling Traditional and Genesee Cream Ale are prominent in the of deli case, and there are many more exotic bottles in a cooler. A good band (regulars Shecky and the Twang Tones) played early evening on the May 2016 Thursday I was there. They draw a very local crowd that generally stands in the open area near the bandstand, rather than sitting in the booths which do not provide a view of the band. Although years ago, this was originally a deli, Fadeley's now offers only the simplest snacks.

May 20, 2016
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5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

this place is an icon i broke my teeth in here in the 70s if you were there then you know what i mean my mouth waters at the sound of a pops pride which is rare roastbeef with american cheese then covered with the best gravy that every passed your lips yes it blows your moms gravy away then you top it off with a liter of dinkle aker by the way yes i am on the wall the last time i was back there that was my first stop that night and then my last and the good rats were playing and to end the night i got a liter to go

Nov 22, 2012
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mcoh1030 from Florida

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Haven't been here in a long time but back in the late 70's early 80's I got turned out this joint and haven't been the same since.

It's really a one of a kind place and if it's still as it was it's well worth the trip you NY/Long Islanders.

For those of you still around and who remember this place, from way back, this was/is a New York Syle Deli. When you fist walk into the place it appears to be a deli. Large counters with all kinds of salads and cold cuts, etc..

Then as you get to the cash registar toward the back of the store, where the beer/soft drink coolers are located, there is a slight archway type opening that led to another room which was set up with small booths. The best thing about it was that all the walls in the room including the booths were filled with hand craved wooded plaques. Each Plaque has a persons name on it and represented that persons achivement in terms of ltrs drank. A small plaque for 25 ltrs, 50 ltrs a bigger plaque and 100 ltrs was a monster.

They kept a book behind the deli counter where you had to register in order to be given credit in the book for your purchase. Each time you bought a ltr of beer, they would mark it off in the book. Once you got to 25 or 50, a plaque was made up for you. Great concept.

Does anyone out there know if it's still the same as it was???

Feb 28, 2010
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BBM from New York

4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I tried looking for this place and passed it twice, since there is no sign and is only detectable by the neon "Red Hook" sign in the window. I believe the garbage pales out front said Fadeley's though. This is an interesting little pub, with a really high bar (deli?) counter and a wide array of people, from biker dudes to college kids. The owner is a really nice and friendly guy, knows his beer, what to serve it in, and at what tempurature. he also knows what's good, with an interesting array of hard-to-find beers on tap. The prices are also pretty good ($4 for pretty much anything they have). I didn't get a chance to catch live music here, but there is a wooden stage set up. I can't see how this place can hold more than 25-30 people though.

My friends and I were hesitent when we first walked in, but it turns out Fadeley's is a nice, reelaxing place with good beer on tap.

Dec 11, 2006
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lehows from New York

4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is one of those places you really just have to go in and see for yourself to believe it. Its in a free standing building that looks like a house on West Main St. in Patchogue. You'll notice neon beer signs in the window, at the moment Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Bare Knuckle Stout. When you walk in youll see the glass deli counter, piled up inside with what appears to be old beer cases, garbage, and assorted memoribilia and glassware. Behind that is another glass case, mostly empty with but some condiments inside. Might I note no food is served here, but some people brought in their own food and the owner, who is super cool, didnt mind. There is a small stage where bands play near the windows. Dark wood booths to sit and a few chairs. The walls and ceilings in here are literally covered with beer signs and other beer ephemera, antique and modern. Only beer is served here and I noticed some girls had brought in their own liquor. A pretty good band was playing and the crowd was a very eclectic mix from hipster looking twenty-somethings to a bunch of old guys with huge gray beards and engineer caps. You'll be sure to meet some real characters here, all who are friendly and funny. 12 taps here plus a kegerator. There was Blue Point Winter Ale, PBR, Young's ESB, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Hofbrau, among others. The beer here changes frequently but the selection is always top notch. The owner lets people sample anything they want, and he gave pretty generous samples. Everybody should check this place out at least once.

Dec 06, 2006
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plaid75 from New York

4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located on Main Street in Patchogue, just west of River Avenue. The building is a simple frame house with a few windows in the front sporting various beer neons. If I recall correctly - Blue Point, Bare Knuckle Stout and Brooklyn. The interior is unique and, honestly, bizarre. The remnants of the deli are present in the giant meat cases and large glass doored refrigerators. The bar is essentially a solid oak counter. There were three kegerators behind the bar pouring Heineken, Bitburger and Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. A strange mix to be sure. The owner, a very friendly fellow, told me that he essentially purchases what the distributoe has on special. This was evidenced in the empty kegs of Spaten, Spaten Octoberfest, Borooklyn East India Pale Ale and others by the windows. They feature bottles of Southampton Maybock and Double White Ale, Blue Point and several German beers.

The decor is an ecclectic mix of beer signs and neons and vintage surf boards. There are also arcade games in the back. Live music twice a week as well.

I was told that in the next month or so, a new 12 tap system is ging to be installed and a limited menu offered.

Definitely a unique and very cool place.

October 30, 2006:

The new tap system is in and everything looks great. Last selection included Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Grimbergen and Hacker Octoberest, among others.

Aug 21, 2006
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slander from New York

3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I was combing around the Southampton Publick House website, in the "where to buy our beer" section, and I come across something called "Fadeley's" in Patchogue. Hmmmn. A google search comes up with absolutely... nothing. "Curious", me thinks, and then not of it again, until...
Last month I'm talking with Phil Markowski at the GABF and start with the reeeal important stuff (The Kriek came from my basement. No, you will never see it at the SPH. The Belgian Red? You won't see that for at least another 2 years if ever). Phil, you're killing me, you're breaking my heart. And then I ask if he knows about this "Fadeley's" and he does. Some little cool old bar in Patchogue. Ahhh, a clue, it does exist. "West of the Brickhouse", he says. Messin' around on the 'puter the next day, I finally find a reference to Fadeley's in a link to Lew Bryson's website. "Bar bizarre", he called it. True that!!!
The address of 440 West Main Street brings me to a residence. Well, no beer here. Driving slowly back along West Main Street, I pass a bar with Brooklyn and Bluepoint neon signs in the front window. Myyyyaaaa, could be. And then I spot some kind of Hacker Pschorr lamps out front and I know this is the place...
7 taps. 5 of them live (Brooklyn East IPA, Pilsner Urquell, Sam Adams, Becks Octo, Lowenbrau Octo) and 2 of them with the upside down plastic cups over them (Hacker Pschorr and sob, sob, Aventinus). I really would have liked an Aventinus. The taps are up on what used to be a deli counter. A few tables along the far wall heading towards the rear where lies Phil's golf game but otherwise, a couple of people standing around drinking. Lots of dark wood here. Some old glassware in a unit behind the counter and there are these etched plaques up above on the far wall (I suspect they're for mug club members who've gone the length or something as such) and in the corner along the front window, there's a little area where bands set up.
So, I'm talking beer with Hank, the guy behind the counter. And he's telling me that that front corner used to house 3 large coolers that held about 150 bottled beers. The owner is slowly, and I mean sloooowwwwly renovating the place and plans to put the coolers back in when he's done, with an abridged bottled selection, maybe 80 bottles or so. Right now, no bottles, or so it seems. While I'm talking to Hank, he just disappears and then reappears. I didn't see him grab the glassware or pour out the beer but he did. "Here", he says, "Try this". It was a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot '02. He just poured it out to split it with me. He also held up some Trappist Quad but I can't remember what it was. I'm thinking they've got a basement full of aged bottles back there.
Right now, 7 taps and no bottles to speak of, but it needed to be listed here just the same. I think this will be one to watch...

Nov 12, 2004
Fadeley's Deli & Pub in Patchogue, NY
Place rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 7 ratings