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Cool, Intimate Places to Grab a Drink on LI

When you’re looking for cool vibes and a more intimate space to grab a drink, here are a few of Long Island's best options.

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Bourbon & Brews

361 Merrick Avenue, Merrick

There’s always something going on at Merrick’s first and only craft beer and bourbon bar. Stop by the stylish bar for football, Sunday brunch, Wine down the Weekend Mondays, Trivia Night Tuesdays, and Whiskey Wednesdays for free whiskey tastings and whiskey specials. The food menu includes many bourbon-infused dishes including bourbon BBQ tacos, bourbon Nutella quesadilla, and the B&B, a bourbon peanut butter and banana on Texas Toast sandwich.

Le Caire Lounge

279 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park

For a sexy NYC lounge experience in the heart of Nassau County visit Le Caire Lounge in Williston Park. Enjoy wine, champagne, specialty cocktails, fresh fruit hookahs, and an eclectic mix of music from around the world.  Dim lighting and lush draperies enhance the mood. Visit the website for information about weekly events, as well as party package information. 

Repeal XVIII

30 New Street Huntington

According to its website, Repeal XVIII is “a celebration of the Repeal of the 18th Amendment & the end of Prohibition.” A vintage ambiance, piano, and couches unite to give Repeal XVIII guests a unique atmosphere to enjoy craft cocktails, beer, music, and the company of friends. There are two rooms and an outdoor beer garden, large screen TVs, a dart board, and a giant Jenga.  

Velvet Lounge

10 Woods Corner Road, Setauket-East Setauket

The Velvet Lounge is an indoor/outdoor bar attached to The Curry Club restaurant. Hang out on couches and sip on drinks while listening to music (often live bands) surrounded by the work of local artists. Popular with Stony Brook students.