Went here for the Berliner/Double Ice-bock/RIS release. After we got our beer we tried to get a table in the dining room. We were told about a 15 minute wait for a table of eight. Waited an hour and fifteen instead, and that was with frequent check-ins. After an hour I saw a large empty table and asked if I should get our party, and was told no. 15 minutes of the table sitting empty, and me asking again, we were given that table. I know they were slammed, but for a table of eight, we were not checked on once our food arrived. The food was pretty good, but I was bothered that the nachos I ordered were served as waffle fries (said Irish Nachos on the menu, so I get the íjokeí now, but there was nothing on the menuís description about fries). Iíll have to see about getting out there sometime for a non-release day, but decent experience overall.
Glad I came to visit this place for a release party! People were lined up as early as 4 a.m. (in January!) to get their hands on one of 500 bottles of Russian Imperial Stout, 150 bottles of Berliner Weisse, and 75 bottles of double eisbock. I was able to land the first two. Very nice atmosphere and a very attractive building - traditional and tasteful, not flashy. The staff was helpful and the crowd, which included a good number of beer geeks, was very sociable. Their selection is focused on their own brews (it is a brewpub, after all) so I canít give it high marks there. The food was good and reasonably priced, as were the drafts. Well worth a visit.
tgncc (93) Bellmore, New York | February 5, 2010| Updated February 6, 2010
Great place. I have to imagine that when there are no events going on here, this is a great neighborhood pub. Nice, clean place, great pub atmosphere. The reputation of Southamptonís beers precedes itself. The service is polite and prompt, the food is decent, and the value is not terrible, considering where this place is located.
Finally made the trip out here. Had a great time. Ordered a couple of pints and sat outside in the small seating area to catch some sun. Nice and quiet, laid back scene on a Friday afternoon. The staff was very friendly, and I actually got lucky. One of the main brewers overheard that I came all the way from Queens just to go to the brewpub and he came out of the back with a bottle of RIS as a gift! That was a huge plus. Other than that, the regualr selection is mainly stuff you can access easily at local NY bars. They have a couple of bottles in a cooler for selection which was cool. Not a bad stop.
Went here during my first ever trip to long island. Very nice ambiance and an impressive offering. Good sized building. Nice bar area and sitdown area. Looks like they put a lot of attention into the food, although I did not try it. Several brews, especially the big boys, are bottle only.
Been to the Publick House numerous times. Nice size bar area with several flat screen TVs. Have had great service each time at both the bar area and the restaurant area. They have 5 regular tap selections with 3 seasonal tap selections. Food is basic bar fare. Their burgers and sweet potato fries are superb. Prices are reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | February 16, 2009| Updated November 7, 2011
Stopped up for the 2/14 release. There were a couple things I loved about this place: the taps of their rarest, the friendly vibe, the spacious room of dark wood and dim lighting... it would be perfect if it was on the oceanfront somewhere in Maine. The service was a little slow and the menu pretty standard, but my sandwich was spot on. The big drawback is of course the long ass trip to get up there (I wouldnít make the trip for a regular visit), but for special releases, itís well worth the trek.
Nice restaurant/brewpub. Iíve 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 itís hit or miss with their seasonals. But if you are nearby, itís a fun place to go.
In all honesty, I was rather underwhelmed by this place. I took the train down from Montauk one evening this January to get the full experience. I walked over from the train station and found the place in a largely sleepy state (it was mid-week). I took a seat at the bar and was promptly ignored. I ordered a sampler and a crab-cake sandwich. The sandwich was ho-hum and the beers in the sampler were pretty middle of the road. The few fellow bar patrons were an interesting mixed bag of Hamptonites and displaced NYCers. I wasnít able to buy any beers from the brewery that I havenít seen anywhere else. Maybe worth a stop if theyíve got something special going on, otherwise, just seek out their limited beers.
dmac (35) Toms River, New Jersey | February 22, 2008
Wow the comments are all over the place for this one. I was there on Saturday Feb 16th for the IRS release. Let me start by saying the bartender, Chris?, really impressed me. The crowd had to be 3-4 times the usual Saturday lunch crowd becasue of the release but he handled it like an expert. No one waited more then a few minutes, he remembered everyones order and ws really on top of his game. They only serve their own beer so the beer list isnít that impressive but soid none the less (about 6 beers that day including the IRS). The food is average to slightly above average, the nachos were good but the crab cake was very generic and seemed like a giant version of a frozen and reheated appetizer. If your gonna hit up several places on LI then itís worth stopping by here. To go just for this place I would have to say unless there is a special release itís probably not worth the drive.