Suffolk's top nightspots

The crowd dances during a live performance at

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Going out at night means different things to different people. Some want a clever cocktail, while others just want a beer. There are those who want to catch a major sporting event, and others who are looking to hear the hottest DJs. Whatever late-evening fun you seek, we've compiled a list of the top-10 nightspots in Suffolk County, andwe're quite certain you can find something here to satisfy your whim.

-- Compiled by Ian J. Stark

  • Samantha Studley, 24, and Chris Balcerak, 24, of

    The Cortland Sweets, Rock and more, Pub, Beer, Wine bar, Sports bar 27 W. Main St. Bay Shore Featuring an ever-changing menu of beers, and a smart "snack" selection, which includes a plate ...

  • 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 ...

  • The entryway to Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

    Stephen Talkhouse Blues and jazz, Rock music, Pub, Rock and more, Nightspot, Music 161 Main St. Amagansett One could make the argument that this is really not a bar but a "live ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Acacia is a new restaurant in Huntington that

    Acacia $$$ | Lounge, American, Seafood 371 New York Ave., Huntington Restaurant, bar and lounge serving American food. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Inside the Post Office Cafe in Babylon.

    Post Office Cafe Nightspot 130 W. Main St. Babylon This onetime post office has remained a mainstay of a town that has a bustling ...

  • Peat Moss and the Fertilizers play at The

    The Nutty Irishman Bay Shore 60 E. Main St. Bay Shore This venue is closed. ...

  • A crowd gathers at the bar at Napper

    Napper Tandy's Irish Pub $ | Sports bar, Pub 15 East Main St. Smithtown While all three of the "Nappers" (the others located in Northport and Miller Place) do ...

  • Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue. (Dec. 28, 2013)

    Brickhouse Brewery & Restaurant Pub, American, Sports bar, Music, Brewery 67 W. Main St. Patchogue Microbrewery and restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Specialties: Brick House Red, Nitro Boom Stout, ...

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