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Where to hear rock music

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(Credit: Johnny Milano)

On Long Island, many nights out involve DJs spinning dance and hip-hop music. If you're craving the sounds of wailing guitars (and other instruments), there are plenty of places that still stage live shows starring local (and regional) bands, while other spots offer DJ nights focusing on rock tunes.

From heavy metal to blues, classic tunes to modern styles, here's where rock music rules after dark.

--Compiled by Ian J. Stark

  • The craft beer and indie music spot the

    Amityville Music Hall and Tavern Pub, Dance club, Rock and more, Lounge 198 Broadway, Amityville, Venue hosting live music and DJ events. Has full bar including craft beer. ...

  • 5460 Merrick Rd. Massapequa, NY; 516-797-5908 This lounge

    Blue Parrot Lounge Rock and more, Karaoke, Nightspot, Music, Karaoke and Open jams, Rock music 5460 Merrick Rd. Massapequa Weekends at the Blue Parrot Lounge mean classic rock bands covering hits and the occasional ...

  • The Emporium, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix

    The Emporium $$$ | Lounge, Sports bar, Country, Bowling, Pub, American, Dance club, Rock and more 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue Featuring three bars, a large sunken dance floor, two DJ booths, a beer garden, patio ...

  • Even Flow Bar and Grill in Bay Shore.

    EvenFlow Bar and Grill Rock and more, Barbecue, Pub, Burgers 150 E Main St Bay Shore Pub and grill featuring frequent live rock shows. ...

  • These drums and other items sit perched above

    The Leaky Lifeboat Inn Music, Rock and more, Rock music, Pub 3603 Merrick Rd. Seaford This average-sized bar set on Merrick Road has more than just a local establishment that ...

  • Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall , 3232

    Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall Music, Rock and more, Dance club, Rock music, Sports bar, Nightspot, Pub 3232 Railroad Ave. Wantagh This is Long Island's ultimate hangout. With the LIRR directly across the street, guests from ...

  • People talk and nurse their drinks at The

    The Sunset Grill Music, Nightspot, Rock music, Rock and more 4068 Sunrise Hwy. Seaford Live music on Friday and Saturday nights at an unassuming bar. ...

  • 10 Woods Corner Rd. East Setauket, NY; 631-751-7575

    The Velvet Lounge $$ | Lounge, Rock music, Pub, Eclectic, College, Rock and more, Karaoke 10 Woods Corner Rd. East Setauket Nightspot featuring live music, poetry nights, DJs and karaoke. ...

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