Although it is in such an out of the way place, this is my all-time favorite brewery/restaurant - in my opinion, they are making some of the best beers in the country, if not the world, and a trip there is well worth it just for that. They always have at least 8 of their brews on tap, and their cellar is usually stocked with at least four more bottled versions of their rarer offerings (but donít think youíre getting out with any, the waiter/waitress makes sure to open the bottle for you). The atmosphere is very laid back and casual, and the prices (considering the area) are pretty average. The menu isnít all that diverse, but the food is solid. I would recommend most of their seafood dishes, and their seared tuna appetizers are very good. Reservations may be advisable on the weekends, but usually arenít needed, and the dress is very casual. The wait staff isnít all that &quo;beer savy,&quo; but it doesnít much matter. Most of the regulars seem to stick with the Secret Ale or the Montauk Light (which some often put ice cubes in, by god), and you will get stares if you order a growler to go (which you more than likely will, if not more than one), but these minor things are more than made up for by what I am sure will be one of the best beer experiences of your life.
OK, so itís a long drive out to the Hamptons, but worth it.
Beautiful old Coach House with a warm look and feel. Nice outside patio thats open to serve beer Weds & Sat at 10:00 pm. Nice selection of Southampton beers both on tap and in bottles. Happy Hour in the bar from 4-7 daily. Winners of medals from WBC, GABF and Real Ale Fest.
Clean and cozy, this was an interesting place to visit. It was still too cold to have many tourists, so I can only comment on the "off" season. Tons of space with employees that are easy to access. The food, while not amazingly diverse in offering, was solid and slightly overpriced. The regulars were friendly enough; however, they all seemed to scoff at people who drank anything other than the Secret Ale. Overall, an enjoyable experience and one I would repeat fairly regularly if I could.