Croxley's Ales

Croxley's AlesCroxley's Ales
Croxley's AlesCroxley's Ales
Bar, Eatery

7-9 S Park Ave
Rockville Centre, New York, 11570-5214
United States

(516) 764-0470 | map

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 23
Photo of EMH73
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

First and foremost their beer selection is great. Every time I have been here there is something on the tap list that I have never tried. The bartenders are friendly, attentive and quick. Wait staff, although often overwhelmed, are very good especially for a pub type establishment. The food is meh at best, the wings are a safe bet. The place definitely has an upbeat atmosphere (quite a bit younger than me). Great place to watch a game.

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Photo of Mypintishalffull
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
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.


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Photo of Mancer
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of lehows
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of RAdragna
4.33/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of citrusjim
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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Photo of HaVoKnYnJ
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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Photo of Litterbean
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of dizheafta
1/5  rDev -74.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

While waiting to see the show of Lazarus and Dokken we found this dump located on South Park. It should belong on the cartoon cause this place was a joke. Upon entering we stood there for 15mins while the bartender and waitresses ignored us. Finally someone came over and sat us in the Lounge.The Metal Madman's favorite beer was on tap Hoptical Illusion so we ask for two and the waitress brought out skunk piss. The beer didnt taste right and was hotter than the weather.We told her this and after the attitude went away she brought us over a 60 minute IPA that tasted better.We had some food there but seriously I Would not reccomend this place to anyone.

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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

One of two locations on Long Island.

While not as many taps as the New Hyde Park location, this exellent beer bar has 50+ micro and import taps.

The layout is a bit warmer as well. A one sided bar and a separate and more organized dining room.

Much like the other location, there is a blackboard indicating the essential statistics of each beer (ABV, IBUs, etc.) as well as the date the keg was tapped. This type of information, in my opinion, is invaluable.

Like the other location, this establishment is an oasis in an otherwise bleak Long Island craft brew scene.

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Photo of vladimerjr
4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of my favorite places around. 54 taps and you wont find anything from miller coors an-busch etc. My biggest dillema is should i go on pint glass night on tuesdays or go for the great 10 cent wings on Monday or Wednesday.
great atmosphere and kept very clean. Bartenders are very friendly and know thier stuff (plus are very good looking). They always seve every beer in the right glass and is always fresh with a big board say when each keg was tapped to proove it.
The food here it high grade. I love thier cajun grilled chicken sandwich but it goes far beyond that as well.
I just wish it was not a 14 mile trek for me to get there.

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Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of slander
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I hit this the other night as part of my "touring the dirty island" series. Seems Rockville Center is a happening little bar town, who knew? This location is 2 rooms broken out with a half wall between. The bar is on one side with a counter top along the back and there are about a dozen and change tables in the other room with church pew benches. A few tv's here and there, a video game in the corner and the token red phone booth. The crowd on this Thursday night was real damn young, but I'm told that this is representative of Thursday nights in this town (I felt like I was at a Phish show).
The menu is broken out by beer type and subtyped by country and also has the disclaimer "Beers we do not carry: Bud, Coors, Miller, and anything French". This location runs 56 taps (as opposed to it's counterpart in Franklin Square that runs 60). Mostly the same stuff although there is some variation (Franklin Square has the Leffe Blonde, Rockville Center has the Leffe Brown, that sort of thing). Again, good beer selection but nothing crazy mad rare. They've got some regionals (4 Brooklyns and a pair of Bluepoints) but they need to unload the Newcastles, Fosters, Dundees, Lowenbrau, McSorley's, etc and bring in good regionals like Victory, Dogfish, Heavyweight, and Southampton (No excuse for not running Southampton everywhere on the Island).
Oh yeah, a few bottled goodies like the Ommegang trilogy, Corsendonk, La Chouffe, and a few Unibroues.
Good beer and wings specials.
A very comfortable place and well worth the visit.

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Photo of JMH_
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

moving from boston to long island, i knew i'd be taking a hard, hard hit in beer availability, but this place has been a savior for me. 50+ beers on tap, with a pretty even mix of domestic mircros and imports. good vibe from the crowd and, any time i've been there, it's been full of people, but not overstuffed, a bonus in my book. again, excellent tap selection especially for long island, with bluepoint, rogue, north coast, harpoon, brooklyn, etc all being represented nicely. food is excellent, though typically new york/long island priced: high. i hit this place whenever i can.

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Croxley's Ales in Rockville Centre, NY
Place rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 23 ratings