Long Island offers a variety of birthday party options for...

Long Island offers a variety of birthday party options for everyone to enjoy. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto/FlamingoImages

Don't think birthday parties on Long Island are just for kids — restaurants, entertainment centers and other venues on Long Island are hosting soirees for plenty of adults these days. Many have set packages that help make your party planning easier, whether you're organizing a casual meetup for drinks with friends or an outing to an escape room, paintball field or private gaming room.

Try something new Outside the box

Long Island is home to all kinds of exciting experiences, so bypass the bar for something more adventurous. Whether you're an escape room expert or a sports fanatic, here are some of our picks to make your birthday unforgettable.

The entertainment venue offers a cocktail lounge, two event ballrooms,...

The entertainment venue offers a cocktail lounge, two event ballrooms, and several sports simulator bays, including two VIP rooms which allow patrons to play interactive sports simulation games.  Credit: Daniel Brennan

Simplay

LOCATION: 180 Commerce Dr., Hauppauge; 631-617-6363; simplayny.com

THE PARTY: This interactive sport-simulator facility lets you "play" golf, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey or dodgeball. You can arrange a two-hour party with unlimited beer, wine and soda, plus appetizers. 

PRICE: $45 per person for a two-hour party; $55 for three hours.

Endless Summer is one of several Long Island venues where...

Endless Summer is one of several Long Island venues where groups of adults can plan a night out with friends. Credit: Howard Simmons

Endless Summer

LOCATION: 3580 Oceanside Rd., Oceanside; 516-764-1555; endlesssummervb.com

THE PARTY: Grown-ups can play volleyball on indoor sand courts at Endless Summer, with packages that include private rooms and two or more hours of play time. Twelve-person minimums apply, and pizza, hot dogs, heroes, BBQ, wings and salads can be selected, as well as beer and wine. DJs, instructors, referees and dance floors are available as add-ons.

PRICE: Some packages begin at $39.95 per person. 

Long Island Cuban Cigar and Bourbon Experience can bring its...

Long Island Cuban Cigar and Bourbon Experience can bring its Airstream trailer to any event to provide a lounge to enjoy cigars and drinks. Credit: Thomas Francis

Long Island Cuban Cigar and Bourbon Experience

LOCATION: Mobile service; 1-844-542-4427; liccabe.com

THE PARTY: If stogies and scotch are how your birthday star likes to roll, this mobile party service can bring its 31-foot Airstream trailer to any location and can handle as many as 35 people. A bartender and server will be included, and each guest gets a cigar and three beers plus unlimited bourbon and scotch; set-up, travel and breakdown are all included.

PRICE: $1,999 for a three-hour party.

Taylor Pineda of Bay Shore, inverts himself on a trampoline...

Taylor Pineda of Bay Shore, inverts himself on a trampoline at Sky Zone.  Credit: Barry Sloan

Sky Zone

THE PARTY: Evening "Glow" events transform this indoor trampoline park into a glow-in-the-dark party scene. Guests are encouraged to wear white or florescent colors to amplify the effect of the room's black lighting.

PRICE: Sky Zone Deer Park (111 Rodeo Dr.; 631-392-2600; skyzone.com/deerpark) Glow events run Fridays from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and cost $30 per person; Sky Zone Mount Sinai (269 Route 25A; 631-619-9771; skyzone.com/mtsinai) holds Glow events on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. for $25 a person.

The Gravity Vault in Melville, includes an indoor rock climbing...

The Gravity Vault in Melville, includes an indoor rock climbing and fitness facility.  Credit: Ian J. Stark

The Gravity Vault

LOCATION:  40 Melville Park Rd., Melville; 516-777-9255; gravityvault.com

THE PARTY: The birthday party package includes a guided 90-minute introduction to rock-climbing session followed by 30 minutes in a private party room.

PRICE: Pay $299 for up to ten people (add $29 per additional guest) and bring your own food, or pay $369 for up to 10 people ($36 for each additional person) and get food like pizza and drinks included (birthday cakes and other foods are extra).

Epic Escape Rooms offer a variety of themed escape rooms,...

Epic Escape Rooms offer a variety of themed escape rooms, and party packages that can be customized. Credit: Epic Escape Rooms

Epic Escape Rooms Long Island

LOCATION:  357 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead; 516-427-5977; epicescaperoomsli.com

THE PARTY: Adult party packages can be customized, with some escape rooms set up specifically to celebrate birthdays, including the hiding of a gift within a room to make it part of the challenge. In addition, a private party room is available for rental with a minimum of 10 guests; food packages for birthdays also are available.

PRICE: Pricing varies on party length, number of guests and food selections. Prices for escape room birthday adventures begin at $30 per person; private room fees starts at $150.

Cynthia Grand, left, and Tonya Dean, pose while roller skating...

Cynthia Grand, left, and Tonya Dean, pose while roller skating at United Skates which host adult parties.  Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

United Skates

LOCATION: 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford; 516-795-5474; unitedskates.com

THE PARTY: Long Island’s premiere roller spot has a “Public Session” party (minimum 10 guests) that includes admission, skate rental, reserved seating, paper goods and a party host.

PRICE: Packages start at $19.95 per person, and include food, beverages and light rope necklaces. Opt to rent the entire rink (minimum of 50 guests; $24 per person) and receive exclusive use of the facility, plus admission, skate rental, reserved seating, unlimited soda, two slices of pizza, and a light rope necklace per person, plus a live DJ; a BYOB option is available.

Players compete in a game of Paintball at Cousins Paintball. 

Players compete in a game of Paintball at Cousins Paintball.  Credit: Newsday Staff/Thomas A. Ferrara

Cousins Paintball

LOCATION: 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton; 800-352-4007; cousinspaintball.com/play-paintball-on-long-island

THE PARTY:  A three-hour private party includes rental goggles, a paint gun and 500 paintballs per person (10-person minimum required). A referee will be provided for your gathering; snacks and beverages are available, but guests are welcome to bring their own.

PRICE:  $59.95 per person.

Bars & restaurants Raise a glass

From a riverboat cruise to an underground speak-easy, Long Island bars and restaurants offer fun and unique ways to toast your big day. 

Customers dine at The Meetball Place in Farmingdale. 

Customers dine at The Meetball Place in Farmingdale.  Credit: Marisol Diaz

That Meetball Place

LOCATION: 206 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-586-8880; thatmeetballplaceli.com/locations/farmingdale-ny

THE PARTY: The restaurant features an underground speak-easy room that can seat up to 18, as well as an enclosed patio bar. Packages can be customized for guests (In the speak-easy, dinners are available with craft beer flights, wine flights and pairing sessions.)

PRICE: Starting at $30 per person.

Rooftop 32 is open to the sky at Kasey’s Kitchen...

Rooftop 32 is open to the sky at Kasey’s Kitchen & Cocktails in Rockville Centre on July 5, 2015. by Marisol Diaz gary rogers food Credit: Marisol Diaz

Rooftop 32 at Kaseys Kitchen & Cocktails

LOCATION: 23 N. Park Ave, Rockville Centre; 516-766-5049; kaseysrvcny.com/rooftop-32

THE PARTY: Guests can make the outdoor, rooftop lounge private on Monday nights (minimum of 75 guests) and during the day on weekends.Meanwhile, downstairs at Kasey’s, there’s private party space for between 50 to 300 people.

PRICE: Packages start at $40 per person (plus tax and gratuity,) and can be customized to include liquor, buffet and/or brunch options. The private rooms available inside Kasey’s have options starting at $29.95 per person. 

Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall

LOCATION: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh; 516-783-7500; muls.com

THE PARTY: Mulcahy’s has an upstairs private space known as the “George Francis Room,” available for up to 70 people. The venue offers three-hour cocktail and buffet packages, both of which include a top-shelf open bar. A DJ can also be included for an additional $450.

PRICE: The cocktail party starts at $49 per person, buffet at $54; a combination cocktail-buffet option is available starting at $59.

The Dublin Deck bar and restaurant on River Avenue in...

The Dublin Deck bar and restaurant on River Avenue in Patchogue offers both indoor and patio spaces for snacking, eating and drinking.  Credit: Michael E. Ach

Dublin Deck

LOCATION: 325 River Ave, Patchogue; 631- 207-0370; dublindeck.com

THE PARTY: Catered events are available at this outdoor, riverside tiki bar; for nighttime club hours, call ahead for groups of 20 or more and skip the line, get free admission and a free bottle of Champagne.

Diane Albergo and her husband Onofrio Albergo of Long Beach...

Diane Albergo and her husband Onofrio Albergo of Long Beach and Richie Berkhout of East Moriches enjoying the hot pots. Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Harbor Crab

LOCATION: 116 Division St., Patchogue; 631-687-2722; harborcrab.com

THE PARTY: Choose the pub room or Barefoot Princess riverboat, where guests can enjoy appetizers and a pasta station, plus two-hour open bar.

PRICE: Starts at $34.95 for a minimum of 20 guests.

The Library Cafe is located in the heart of Farmingdale...

The Library Cafe is located in the heart of Farmingdale and serves family favorites in a lively atmosphere.  Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein

Library Cafe

LOCATION: 274 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-752-7678; lessings.com

THE PARTY: The Library Cafe offers a three-hour private party where guests can enjoy a luncheon featuring unlimited coffee, soda and tea. 

PRICE: Starts at $26 per guest; 25-person minimum. 

The restaurant The Refuge is on Broadhollow Road in Melville. 

The restaurant The Refuge is on Broadhollow Road in Melville.  Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

The Refuge

LOCATION: 515 Broadhollow Rd #400, Melville; 631-577-4444; refuge110.com

THE PARTY: The Refuge offers two packages for two-hour cocktail party options that includes beer, wine sangria, chips and dip, an assortment of pizzas. A food station is also available for an hour, featuring a choice of pasta, salad and chicken masala.

PRICE: From $49.95 a person (upgrade to an open bar for $59.95 per person; $64.95 per person for a top shelf premium open bar)

Jetty is a restaurant in Long Beach with a large...

Jetty is a restaurant in Long Beach with a large open window in front, along with outdoor seating.  Credit: Barbara Alper

Jetty Bar & Grill

LOCATION: 832 W. Beech St., Long Beach; 516-442-1338; jettylb.com

THE PARTY: Book a private room package; Live music Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

PRICE: Starts at $40-$60 per person. 

Wineries and breweries

A pour of sparkling wine at at Sparkling Pointe in...

A pour of sparkling wine at at Sparkling Pointe in Southold.  Credit: Randee Daddona

Consider heading out on a self-guided tour of Long Island's breweries and wineries on your special day. 

Workout classes Break a sweat

Your fitness-minded friends will enjoy celebrating with total body workouts, private SoulCycle sessions and other high-energy classes.

All Long Island locations offer unique core-strengthening workouts. 

All Long Island locations offer unique core-strengthening workouts.  Credit: SLT

SLT

LOCATIONS:  460 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton; 1485 Old Country Rd., Plainview; 1085 Northern Blvd., Roslyn; 16 Hill St., Southampton; sltnyc.com 

THE PARTY: Get fit with your friends with this unique core-strengthening, body-toning workout experience. All four locations offer private classes, instructors included. Outside food and cake is permitted. 

PRICE: $250

SoulCycle

LOCATION: All SoulCycle outlets offer a “private ride” event; soul-cycle.com 

THE PARTY: Private classes include an instructor and a half-hour of time before and after your session to celebrate with your friends. 

PRICE: Starting at $4,000, costs can vary depending on date, time, location and other factors. Outside food is welcomed. 

DIY activities Get creative 

Get inspired with your friends and keep your crafts as party favors with these DIY birthday bashes, from painting to planting.

Devyn Ronca of Setauket makes a chunky knit blanket at...

Devyn Ronca of Setauket makes a chunky knit blanket at AR Workshop in Smithtown. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

AR Workshops

LOCATIONS: 273 Main St., Port Washington, 516-247-6452; 83 E. Main St., Smithtown, 631-352-0221; arworkshop.com

THE PARTY: Gather your crafty friends to reserve your own table during any of the studio's hands-on 3-hour workshops. Projects range from customized painted wood pallet signs or canvas to personalized pillows and other home décor — everybody chooses their own design and paint colors. You can bring your own beer, wine and snacks.   

PRICE: From $40 a person.

At Modern Terrarium Bar, you can drop in to craft...

At Modern Terrarium Bar, you can drop in to craft your own terrarium or choose one that has already been created. Credit: Barry Sloan

Modern Terrarium Bar

LOCATION: 19 S. Village Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-608-0635; modernterrariumbar.com

THE PARTY: Groups of six or more can reserve a table up to 90 minutes to construct a living terrarium, learning how to layer soil, sand, charcoal and succulents (choose your own from the shop's ample stock) in a small glass vessel.

PRICE: From $35 a person.

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