Southampton Publick House

Southampton Publick HouseSouthampton Publick House
Southampton Publick HouseSouthampton Publick House
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

62 Jobs Ln
Southampton, New York, 11968
United States

(631) 283-2800 | map

Draft and limited release beers are brewed at the Publick House. Distributed bottles are brewed elsewhere.

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.
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Reviewed by moodenba from New York

2.2/5  rDev -47.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 3
The Southampton Publick House no longer brews beer (since the move from Bowden Square to Jobs Lane), and now does not even have beers brewed for it. The current (Oct. 3, 2021) on line draft beer list is Blue Moon Belgian White, Coors Light, Guinness Stout, Narragansett Lager, New Belgium “Juicy Haze” IPA, Peroni, Sixpoint Bengali IPA. This is way below the minimum expectation of BA readers. I was at the Jobs Lane location only once, but beers were't very good, the food wasn't great and ambiance wasn't memorable. The old Bowden Square place was better in every respect.
Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
I hadn't been back to Southampton Publick House in several years. In the interval, their original property had been sold and they had moved into this very nice, albeit smaller, spot across the Village on Jobs Lane near Agawam Park.

Stopped in on a sunny, early Summer day and found the new facility was basically divided into three sections, a medium sized bar with a small outside area, up front, a large sized dining area with tables and booths, and an outdoor area under tenting.

There were lots of sporting events on the various television monitors: Sweden beat Germany 2-1 in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup. The overall vibe was laid back and the service very nice and solicitous. I had a pleasant conversation with the server about the former facility.

The beers were good quality: I had the Burton Ale, which I have enjoyed out of the bottle and which was really excellent on tap, and well as the Pumpkin Ale, but the number of beers, while in a range, is very limited. The food (Saturday Brunch) was excellent. I will definitely be back.
Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Touristy former brewpub turn beer bar/ restaurant. Dining area runs the length of building with outdoor patio in back. L-shaped bar on left spear about 15. 10 beers on tap, the one I had was ok. Top notch service. Did not try food.
Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by stakem from Pennsylvania

Jan 08, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by pafox from New York

Jan 05, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by kettleandcask from New York

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by TX-Badger from Texas

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 4.1 by AaronDio from New York

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 4 by SwG237 from New York

Oct 21, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by dwatty from New York

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by eluvah from New York

Sep 24, 2014
Rated: 4.16 by MaxWillis from Arizona

Sep 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Duesler from Connecticut

Sep 15, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by 1Sundown2C from New York

Aug 22, 2014
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Reviewed by KornWallace from New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
I'm lucky that Publick House is located so close to my family home because these are the beers that helped get me into the craft beer scene.

I've been drinking their beers for the better part of a decade now and I swear that I've never had a beer from them that I disliked. Even after they got a new brewmaster I still enjoy all their beers.

They have a very nice location in between the train station and the town proper. They decor of the brewpub is very nice with ample space at the bar and extra indoor and outdoor seating as well. I often enjoy sitting in the dining area because I enjoy looking at the brewing equipment.

There service is decent, the servers usually don't know a lot about beer but they are always keen to tell me when I'm ordering one of their 750ml bottles.

My only real beef with the place is the food itself. Their burgers and fries are lousy in my opinion, Ive had wings served to me there that were clearly left in the frier for too long and my favorite dish, the Po' boys, is often drowned in their sauce.

But on the bright side everything at Publick House is reasonably priced.

Even with the food being what it is I love this place.
Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Brewso from New York

Jun 13, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by GonzoHomebrewer from Massachusetts

Apr 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by DannyWils from New York

Mar 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by pjkelley82 from New York

Mar 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by sirsteve42 from New York

Jan 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by IslandLiving from Florida

Dec 13, 2013
Rated: 4 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Oct 29, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 27, 2013
Rated: 4 by Msudukie from New York

Oct 27, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by bsm80x from New York

Oct 24, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by mcintire78 from Massachusetts

Oct 08, 2013
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Reviewed by libeer4182 from New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
I grew up in nearby Sag Harbor and the Publick House was my first experience with craft beer. It's essentially the only place in the area with a focus on craft beer which keeps them busy with tourist traffic in the peak season, but the consistently excellent service and reasonable prices keep us locals coming back all year long.

The Publick House is split into two halves, the tap room and the dining room. The dining room is a quiet space with the feel of an upscale restaurant. They take reservations and can be quite busy during the summer. The tap room is the bar area, with about 15 stools at the bar and quite a few tables. The atmosphere can vary. There's a laid-back crowd in the afternoons and early evenings, but at night they often have a DJ or other live music and it can get loud and rowdy.

Quality is high at the Publick House. All of the year-round offerings are solid and they do some excellent seasonals and one-offs. The beers that are part of their 750 series are top notch. It was on hiatus this year, but the one-offs they usually release at their annual RIS release are some of the best beers I've had anywhere.

Service is hard to beat. Don Sullivan, the owner, is very friendly and you can often find him around the restaurant. He's very good to his regulars and always comes by to say hello when I'm in with my father. The bartenders are very friendly - say hi to Brady in the afternoons - and I've always gotten good service in the dining room.

Selection can be hit or miss. They always have their five year-round beers on (an altbier, double white, an English IPA, a pils and a light lager) which are all solid and then 2-4 taps for rotating seasonals. The seasonal selection had gotten a bit stagnant lately with the same beers showing up every year, but I'm hoping with new head brewer Evan Addario taking over this past year we'll see him bring some of his own recipes into the lineup.

The food is great. I've tried most of the menu at this point and it's all well-crafted. It's essentially an upscale pub menu for a nice dinner, but also with some good traditional bar bites if you're looking to have a few apps and a few beers in the tap room.

Value is very good - for the area. If you're coming to visit the Hamptons from somewhere other than NYC, it might seem expensive (as does everything here) when compared to your neighborhood brewpub. If you live in the Hamptons and know that you can't get dinner for 2 with drinks at most places for less than $100, this is a bargain. If you really want a good deal, check out the happy hour on weekdays - cheap beers and they often pass out some free apps.
May 13, 2013
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Reviewed by Profchaos20 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Stopped by the Southampton Publick House while on vacation in Mid September. The atmosphere is nice, you get past the hedges and they have a nice little deck area for outdoor dining. You walk in and the bar is upfront with the dining room to the right. While you walk to the dining room they have a glass wall which provides a view of the MLT, HLT, and fermentation chamber. Which I thought was pretty cool, a little bit of a nicer set up then my mlt cooler and beer bucket at home.

The quality and service were very good and I enjoyed most of the beers I tried. The only slight issue I had was with the selection, which I found to be a little lacking with only 8 or so beers on tap.

I thought the food was very good with the Mussels being the highlight. I had the fish and chips which was delicious also, my friend ordered the crab cakes which were a little sub par, not bad at all just more filler than you would like. This place is very reasonably priced especially considering the area it's in.

Overall I would definitely recommend stopping by for both the beer and food.
Sep 22, 2012
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Reviewed by ixodus from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
First place review!

Attended the 2012 SH RIS release on January 28th. To start this place has a ton of available parking out front and across the street big+. We parked down the street and were greeted to a decent sized line outside of a nicely sized building with a great looking outside area with a big deck and garden with benches. Inside to the left is a nicely sized bar that could probably sit about 20 people and a dining room to the right with several tables. Even with all the people finding a seat was no problem.

As soon as the release started they had everyone organize the line by ticket number and let everyone in single file. As soon as you walked in the door they handed you a free beautiful 22oz South Hampton RIS snifter and had everyone pay near the bar or in the back and sent you to collect your beer in a separate room. Afterward they poured at least 16 oz of every beer released and more. Getting a beer was a little tough but I never waited more then a few minutes. I also sat in the dining room for lunch. Waiter was polite, enthusiastic, and attentive.

Food was excellent. I had the Cajun chicken sandwich covered in guacamole with waffle fries which was delicious.

Beers were decently priced with generous pours. Food was a also decently priced and portioned.

Overall this place is awesome can't wait to come back next year!
Feb 03, 2012
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Reviewed by joefuzz from New York

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
Ah the Southampton publick house, what a great place. The tap room has a huge bar area plus a load of tables to accommodate the masses of people who flock here. with good reason though this place serves some of the best beer brewed on long island, the staff knows their beers inside and out and can always help you make the best selection for your tastes. they also offer a sample plate of a few smaller servings of beer to help you decide. The food here is also top notch everything from pub favorites to stakes and brunch. They do live music on the weekends and have plenty of specials during the week. Also the events are some of the nicest well organized partys i have ever had the pleasure of going too in the beer world, At this past years IRS release everyone who walked in the door got a free oversized southampton snifter and brewery stickers. It just shows how these people go out of their way to please the people who care about the beer they make. and finally the thing that really makes this place for me are the growlers and bottles to go, i love how they just release one offs and let you buy the bottles there, no big event no lines no buzz if you want something and they have it you can buy it no hassle. Overall one of my favorite places to stop into on long island, if you have never been i highly suggest making the drive out there.
Jun 25, 2011
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
This place is located a short distance off the main Route 27 drag in eastern Long Island. Easy to find with the big sign and hedge row outside the building. A small amount of parking spots are located along the road.

We stopped in around lunch time just to grab a pint or two, and we were not eating lunch. There is a nice outdoor seating area that must be nice during warmer weather seasons. Inside the bar area is small, as there are only about 8 stools there. Some high tops and dining tables are in the area too. Loads of TVS locked into local sports. There is some merchandise at the front door at the reception stand if you wish to buy anything, and a small refridgerator has some beers for take out.

A nice big blackboard lists all the beers available. This trip there were the standard 5 beers Secret Ale, IPA, Light, Double Wit, and Lager. There were 4 special beers, a Uber Bock, NYDP Finest, Oatmeal Stout, and Sullivans Irish Ale. The beers were fresh and very tasty.

Service was prompt and the girl behind the bar knew her beer offerings.

I wish I had more time to hang here, but if you are in this part of Long Island, this is a must stop.
Apr 22, 2011
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Reviewed by rowingbrewer from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
This place has a nice upscale, old feel to it. The interior of the place is nice, and the beer is brewed there so its always fresh. the service was excellent and everybody was very friendly. they have a pretty good selection on tap, i was there for the russian imperial stout release, so there was the added benefit of having old herb, their stout, and several of the saisons available on tap. didn't really eat anything while i was there, just went for the beer and it was all good. I will definitely be going down for future releases, and would love to check this place out in the summer. I highly recommend this place to anyone who has not been
Mar 03, 2011
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Reviewed by vfgccp from New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Nice atmosphere, well lit, clean, family friendly.

I saw three separate bars in the restaurant, one of which services a nice outdoor deck area. The area where we ate had a great view of some polished pilot-scale brewing equipment. Not sure if it was functional, but it added some nice ambiance.

Nice variety of food. Our table ordered cajun chicken salad, french-dip steak sandwich, crab-stuffed talapia, and a broccoli-cheddar soup / salad combo. All very good.

Best feature is their beer tasting flight, 9 bucks for eight 4oz beers! Great value.

Few drinks, a tasting flight, and 5 meals came to $90 bucks - an absolute steal given the area, an a good deal given the quality.
Nov 26, 2010
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Reviewed by SkunkWorks from New York

5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
I took my girlfriend here when we went on a little weekend trip out east together.

First, with the atmosphere. We sat outside for our meal and it was really nice. It was a really nice day and we had a nice view. It was also very quiet. After our meal we sat in the taproom and had a few beers there and again, very nice atmosphere. Neither was particularly crowded.

The food was really good. I had the NY steak, which was covered in amazing onion rings and served with sweet potato fries and some salad. My girlfriend had a turkey and goat cheese wrap. We were both really happy with our choices. The beer is also quite good. We ordered the sampler, which was good and gave us a shot at everything they had on tap. We both chose for the rest the North Fork Fresh Hop and were both satisfied with it.

The waitress we had was very nice and was one of the nicest waitresses I've had in recent memory.

The selection is also good but remember its just their stuff. They had a good selection of beers on tap and also had bottles available.

I also filled out the satisfaction card at the end of our meal and so they just sent me a 15% off all of our entrees coupon, which is groovy. I'll definitely be going back and am really looking forward to the return trip.
Sep 07, 2010
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Made it out here on a trip to the Hamptons.

Place looks kind of like a beer garden. The fornt area looks unassuming with a long bar area. A regular crowd of people flowing in but not rowdy; at least on the Saturday afternoon I went.

Good service as the waiter knew all about their beers. You come here for the Southampton beers specifically. I had the 10th Anniversary from the 750 series, plus a new belgian variety. Good thing I had my wife to drive home.

Food is a plus as well. You will get a nice meal here. And they can recommend something to pair with your beer choice.

Overall it was a little pricey but worth it. If you want to get a good feel for Southampton beers you really need to come here to try them. Obviously they are better here than in bottles at the store.
Aug 15, 2010
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Reviewed by mgbickel from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Decided to take the drive out to the Hamptons on a recent trip to Long Island. My first impression of this place was...huh, is this a funeral home? Once you get inside the hedge wall, you understand that you are entering a quaint brewpub.

You enter past the outdoor patio seating and find yourself inside the main bar area. A short bar lines the back wall and some high top tables sit in the middle of the room. The main dining area is off to the right where some large kettles and nautical items are part of the décor.

The beer selection was very good for a brew pub. They offered all of their regular selections as well as some seasonal beers. The food was very, very good also. I had the lobster ravioli...highly recommended!

The service was awesome! Our waitress, Crystal, was cheerful, super helpful and very knowledgeable...she made the experience that much better!

If you find yourself in the Hamptons, this is a must stop. Worth the drive, especially when you combine it with some <insanely large house> sightseeing!
Aug 06, 2010
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Reviewed by smithflipper from Australia

4.24/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
visited on the rattle n hum brewery tour.

nice brewhouse/ restaurant in a very nice part of town.

our grroup a got a great little tour of the place from the brewer. tried all the tap selection - well made tasty beers, but the real treat came when the brewer went down to the cellar. brought out the biere de mars, and a tripel. bothe excellent.

great atmosphere, feels like a brewhouse by the sea should. nice dark wood, with golf and nautical trinkets on the wall. friendly service.

well worth the visit if you are down that way. good beers, nice place with friendly people.
Jun 26, 2009
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Reviewed by LilBeerDoctor from New York

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Nice restaurant/brewpub. I've been there twice in the afternoon and both have been good times. The food is pretty good and service is excellent. They have 5 beers on tap year round and 2-3 seasonals ($5-$6 per pint). Plus they have their bombers and 750s available. The atmosphere is quite pleasant and they have several large TVs with sports on regularly. Realize that this brewpub is quite far east on LI and sometimes it's hit or miss with their seasonals. But if you are nearby, it's a fun place to go.
Jan 01, 2009
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