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Sports bars on Long Island

Victoria Sparano, a bartender at Croxley Ales in

(Credit: BARBARA ALPER)

If you don't have tickets to the game, you'll probably want to catch the action on a big screen while throwing back a few belts and cheering with your friends.

So where do you go?

Here are some of the top places to watch nearly every game.

--Compiled by Ian J. Stark and Mark La Monica

  • A freshly poured tap beer awaits delivery at

    The Bench $$ | Sports bar, American, Nightspot 1095 Rte. 25A Stony Brook Jerseys hang from the rafters as 22 televisions -- including a monstrous movie screen -- ...

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    Changing Times Sports Pub Sports bar, Nightspot, Pub 1247 Melville Rd. Farmingdale There's a great menu, pool to play, darts to toss and several TVs set up ...

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    Croxley Ale House & Eatery $$ | Pub, American, Burgers, Sports bar, Beer 190 Main St. Farmingdale With a huge selection of beers on tap -- more than 60 -- drink to ...

  • Croxley Ales in Rockville Centre

    Croxley Ale House & Biergarten German-Austrian, American, Sports bar, Beer, Nightspot 155 Main St. Smithtown You can hoist plenty of German and Long Island brews at Croxley Ale House & ...

  • At the bar at Croxley Ale House in

    Croxley Ales American, Pub, Sports bar 129 New Hyde Park Road Franklin Square With seven New York locations, four in Long Island (also in Farningdale, Smithtown and Rockville ...

  • Croxley's Ales in Rockville Centre offers a large

    Croxley's Great American Ale House & Beer Garden American, Pub, Beer 7-9 S. Park Avenue Rockville Centre Host to a busy bar scene on weekends, dining here centers around the many wing ...

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    At classy billiards parlor, Cue Nine in Levittown,

    Cue Nine $$ | Lounge, American, Burgers, Steak, Billiards and Pool 2953 Hempstead Tpke. Levittown As much a sports bar and restaurant as a pool hall, Cue Nine has a ...

  • Instant Replay $ | Pub, American, Sports bar, Billiards and Pool, Nightspot 282 E. Jericho Tpke. Huntington Station At this sports bar, you can choose from among 16 draft and 20 bottled beers, ...

  • The Main Event (Plainview) Sports bar, American 799 Old Country Rd. Plainview Yankees/Mets schedules at the door, memorabilia and close to 50 TVs, which means you should ...

  • 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 ...

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