Southampton Publick House

40 Bowden Sq. Southampton, NY 631-283-2800

Plenty of beers on tap to choose from

(Credit: Photo by Gordon M. Grant)

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Unlike many of the night spots in the Hamptons, this venue is not only open year-round, its very affordable. Theres rarely a cover (except for some live acts), and entertainment includes darts. There also is an outside patio. In addition, this is a brewery, so patrons can purchase beers produced in-house. The scene is very casual, and although the late-night crowd tends to skew younger, this venue has customers of all ages.

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sun. Reservations: Accepted Credit cards: Accepted Accessibility: Yes
Plenty of beers on tap to choose from

Plenty of beers on tap to choose from at Southampton Publick House. (Credit: Photo by Gordon M. Grant)


Southampton Publick House brews and cooks. Go for very good beers and ales, and tasty, straightforward American fare that's a cut above the usual bar chow.

This used to be Herb McCarthy's Bowden Square, heady with Scotch and visits from celebrities. Now, come to the venerable address for potato-and-pale ale soup, shrimp cocktail, wraps and salads, burgers, marinated sirloin, baby back ribs and fish-and-chips.

At brunch, there's eggs Benedict, Belgian wafles, corned beef hash and the like. Wash everything down with the house brews and seasonal specialties.

The house sampler is a flight of 4-oz. tastes. Among the top brews are the Belgian-style Saison, Double White Ale, and ImperialBalticPorter.

The food is about what you'd expect, with hamburgers, prime rib, baby back ribs, steaks, and grilled seafood leading the way.

Go with a group. --Peter M.Gianotti

The Bar Scene

It's a wide building, with the bar running along the back wall. There's a dining area, plus a section called "the taproom, where live performances take place. Outside, a large sheltered deck area has plenty of tables for warm-weather revelry.

Munich-style Southampton Golden Lager, brewed locally, is on tap.

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