I came here while working in the area for the week. I had previously visited the BrickHouse about three years prior.
A: Typical warm brewpub setting with a long wrap around bar and seperate dining area. The place was filled with college types ordering cheap bottled beer, not too many craft beer drinkers to be seen.
Q: The beers were better than drinking macro bottles beer and slightly above average for the styles that I had this evening, which were IPA, Pale Ale, Rauchbier, and Nitro Stout.
S: The place was crowded so I gave them some slack but when I was told by the bartender, Ill be right back...then 10 minutes later, I still couldnt get acknowledged, thats bad.
S: They had a nice wide variety of different styles on tap which appeared to range from 11 different beers, plus two guest taps.
F: Food was decent...I ordered the Bourbon Chicken which came with two sides. One of the sides I ordered was wrong and they gave away my food to someone else so I had to wait longer.
V: Pints were in the 6-7 range and the food was higher than I normally see in the area, but they compensated with two free pints for screwing up my order, especially after they gave my order away to someone else.
Overall, I wouldnt drive out of my way to go here but if you are close by, then it may be worth a stop. Unfortunately, this section of Long Island seems to be far and few between or good craft bars or brewpubs.
So it actually is a brick house. This is run by a husband and wife, both of which have the really heavy New York accent. She is a very friendly server and will chat up all the patrons and the husband seems to be the brewer. They spent most of their time talking to a drunk regular that was talking about the horrors heíd seen in Vietnam. He was very agitated but he looked like he was straight out of the 70ís so I had to be careful not to enrage him when I took his picture. The beers arenít that good unfortunately but the place is nice otherwise. They have a decent sized dining room, a small bar, some decorations, and itís kind of dark (so if youíre a bar fly in there at noon you donít need to feel as much shame). They had 7 or 8 house beers on which was nice. Also, nice is the fact that itís across the street from a cool BBQ place and a place not here called The Tap House. Of course the proximity to the beach is nice too.
Visited after dinner on a Thursday. A Rangers game 7 playoff game was on, so the crowd was mostly focused on that. I liked the layout of the bar quite a bit, big rectangular bar with seating on all sides. There is also a dining room in back, though the place seemed more designed for the bar crowd. They had 8 or so of their own beers on, as well as 2 guests. Service was prompt, and the Beowulf IPA I had was fresh. I also ordered the Cajun pizza that was cooked nicely, though lacked a bit of the spice I was looking for. Overall, great place to hang out. Bobbique is also across the street, which I heard good things about.
Brick lined interior with a few tables and a u shaped bar. Layout isnít to well thought out, stage is in an awkward place right by the door and the wide u shaped bar is a waste of space. Beers are of decent quality. Nothing to spectauclar, but far beyond the usual macro brewed crap at LI bars. Food is average at best.
BrooHa (6) New York | January 13, 2010| Updated January 14, 2010
Join the mug club. 22oz mug at $3.25 canít be beat. Plus, a meal and a beer on your birthday? CíMON! A great local watering hole. Anne Maire is super attentive and James is The Man. Interesting local brews though they donít knock my socks off. Kitty is my favorite- a well hopped brew. But nothing spectaular has come down the pipe in a long while. "Loose Morals" IIPA is due around Valentineís Day and prmises to be good. Still... a great palce to pound back decent micros. Pre-8pm, itís a nice, quiet, neighborhood bar. Afterwards and on the weekends, it can get a bit... raucous. Plan accordingly. Currently on tap: Street Light, Red Lite, Hop Kitty, Nitro Boom Stout, Pumpkin Spice, Brick Wheat, (Keeganís) Motherís Milk, (Bluepoint) Blueberry and (Bluepoint) Toasted Lager. The menu has been upscaled so go for some great grub!
Itís about time I finally got around to reviewing this place. I probably get in here about 4 or 5 times a year. The space is open with lots of exposed brick with the requisite big screen TVís. Service is usually very good and friendly. The food is better than average and is the usual pub fare with a few more choices. They almost always have the same four beers on tap, plus one or two seasonals, but they canít always be relied upon. They usually have a couple of beers on draught from Blue Point and there are always bottles from Keegans. The beers themselves are pretty average with nothing outstanding. Overall, a nice place to stop in for a meal and a beer if youíre in the area, but really not worth going out of the way for.
Chapel (40) Levittown, New York | July 31, 2007| Updated October 26, 2009
This is a great place if you like Long Island music, however, the music might be a bit loud if you just want to sit and enjoy a beer. There is now music every day. The service was pretty good. I almost never had to wait for the bartender to come to me even though he was the only one on in a crowded area. The beer selection includes their own creations (which are all pretty decent) and a few from Blue Point and Keegan; limited but high quality. The prices, however, cannot be beat: $3 pints.
A great place for a good brew, excellent food, and a friendly staff. The food was reasonable and creative. The beers were plenty and they had some fun guest brews, and the people were super friendly....what more could you ask for!