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Sloppy Tuna, Flynn's and more hotspots for millennials

Millennials on Long Island are no strangers to a social scene with good vibes and an awesome time. Check out these drink specials, events and more at bars and restaurants across the Island.

East End

THE SLOPPY TUNA (148 S. Emerson Ave., Montauk)
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THE SLOPPY TUNA (148 S. Emerson Ave., Montauk)

The draw: This beachfront spot with two floors of fun offers a simple American menu, live music and a DJ. Catering to beachgoers, "there's no other place on Long Island that has this kind of vibe," said manager Pat Haufen. Swimwear is allowed as guests mingle around three different bars inside and out, play Jenga and Cornhole, and overlook the ocean on the upper deck. The downstairs area has a bar, a beer pong table and transforms into a dance floor at night. Whip Around Wednesday features $4 Budweiser and $5 whipped drinks. Ladies night on Thursday features $4 drinks, and on Friday Funday, the "Sloppy Serpent" drink and chum buckets are served. On Sunday there's reggae music. Local beers and whiskeys are available, adding to the true Montauk feel.

Info: 631-647-8000;

BOARDY BARN (270 Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays)

The draw: Deemed as a rite of passage for 20-somethings since 1970, the red and white striped tent is home to cheap beer, $1 hot dogs and classic tunes. Don't forget to tip the bartenders to receive the famous smiley stickers and don't wear anything valuable -- it's almost guaranteed that you'll be covered in beer and sweat. Get on line early for a glimpse of "Happy Days in Hampton Bays." Only open on Sunday afternoons from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Info: 631-728-9733;

SURF LODGE (183 Edgemere St., Montauk)

The draw: The restaurant focuses on a fresh seafood menu, but the main attraction is the beach-like atmosphere and cocktail scene overlooking Montauk's Fort Pond. The free summer concert series hosts a wide range of artists on a first-come, first-served basis. Make reservations one month in advance for a guaranteed table at this trendy spot.


MONTAUK BREWING CO. TAPROOM (62 S. Erie Ave., Montauk)

The draw: With the motto "Come as You Are," the Montauk Brewing Company "embodies the spirit of the town," at their red barn located behind the main shops and bars, and a short walk from the surf. Summer Ale, Watermelon Session Ale, Driftwood Ale and Wave Chaser IPA are a few of the beers on tap. Pints are $8 and the brewery is open from noon-8 p.m. daily.

Info: 631-668-8471;

Fire Island

FLYNN'S (1 Cayuga St., Ocean Bay Park) The
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FLYNN'S (1 Cayuga St., Ocean Bay Park)

The draw: If you're looking for a Sunday Funday spot on Fire Island, Flynn's (pictured) is the place to be. There's a reggae band in the morning, which leads into a popular DJ in the afternoon. There are beer specials every Sunday and live music almost daily throughout the summer. The attire is casual and frozen drinks are served. "It's Fire Island," said manager Luke LaPenna. "It's a great place to mingle and meet people. There's lots of single people that are out to have a good time." Ferry schedules from Bay Shore to Ocean Bay Park can be found at

Info: 631-583-5000;

HOUSER'S BAR (785 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach)

The draw: In the heart of Ocean Beach, Houser's is home to good music and views of the Great South Bay, with a front-row seat to view a Long Island sunset. A snack, appetizer and food menu is available outside and there's a full service bar inside. You'll find drink specials each day until sundown, which attracts a young crowd. The signature drink is the Zippy Cooler, which is made with citrus rum, club soda, cranberry juice and pink lemonade, and served in a pint for $6 daily. "Some people refer to Houser's as a 'dive bar' but I take great pride in that because we're an old establishment," said proprietor Brian O'Handley. Houser's is open through Columbus Day. Ferry schedules from Bay Shore to Ocean Beach can be found at

Info: 631-583-8900;

Rockville Centre

KASEY'S (23 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre) The
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KASEY'S (23 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre)

The draw: On the main strip of bars in Rockville Centre, Kasey's (pictured) has happy hour from 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $3 mixed drinks, domestic and wines, and half-priced appetizers. Thirsty Thursday features a DJ and $3 drinks -- beer, wine and house liquor -- from 9 p.m. to midnight for everyone, and continues for ladies until close. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, there's a DJ downstairs with different drink specials throughout the night. On Football Sundays, there are $3 drinks and other specials. Rooftop 32 is 25 and older, and one of Long Island's only rooftop venues, featuring live bands and DJs. For updates, check out Instagram.

Info: 516-766-5049;

RJ DANIEL's (279 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre)

The draw: Across the street from the Rockville Centre train station, RJ's almost always has a long line on Fridays, when there's 2 for 1 domestic bottles and mixed drinks from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturdays feature $3.50 to $5 shot specials. Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., when you'll find deals on domestic bottles, drafts and other drinks. There's a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to close. On NFL game nights, there's a $15 domestic beer bucket special. During restaurant hours, from 4 p.m. to close, there's a prix-fixe menu, which includes a three-course meal in the dining room for $17.95.

Info: 516-536-6258;

CHURCHILL'S (18 S. Park Ave., Rockville Centre)

The draw: A quick walk from the train station, Churchill's has two bars -- one indoor and one outdoor, which features heat lamps and a spacious seating area. A casual atmosphere and full menu makes it a perfect place to grab a bite to eat as well. During happy hour, appetizers are half-priced.

Info: 516-766-2500;


POST OFFICE CAFE (32 Montauk Hwy., Babylon) The
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POST OFFICE CAFE (32 Montauk Hwy., Babylon)

The draw: Many visit this popular spot in Babylon Village, which used to be an actual post office, to watch sporting events and eat cheesy tater tots and a juicy burger. With eccentric decorations on the ceiling, such as a carousel horse and Uncle Sam on a bike, the Post Office is in walking distance from the Babylon train station.

Info: 631-669-9224;

LILY FLANAGAN'S (345 Deer Park Ave., Babylon)

The draw: A short walk from the Babylon train station, Lily's hosts happy hour Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. with $3 domestic bottles, $4 mixed drinks and $5 select drafts and wines. There's also a late-night happy hour from Sunday through Thursday, 8 to 11 p.m., with $5 taps and $7 apps. Friday and Saturday nights there's a DJ from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Bud Light twofers until midnight. The bar features 20 different craft beers. Country nights are on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and HD televisions entice a large Sunday football crowd.

Info: 631-539-0816;

MARY CARROLL'S (121 Deer Park Ave., Babylon)

The draw: Owned by an Ireland native, this bar and beer garden has almost three dozen craft beers on tap and serves pub food until 3 a.m. The ambiance of the bar and dining room will make you feel like you're in Ireland, and it's also a short walk from the Babylon train station.

Info: 631-587-6181;


DUBLIN' DECK (325 River Ave., Patchogue) The draw:
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DUBLIN' DECK (325 River Ave., Patchogue)

The draw: Everyday there's something different at the Dublin' Deck. Monday, there's 50 cent wings and acoustic music. Tuesday, you can build your own burger while listening to reggae music and drinking $4 Land Sharks. Hump Day Hoedown is on Wednesday, with country bands and a country DJ, $4 Coronas and fun starting at 5 p.m. Thursday is the Lobster Bake Luau for $24.95 and ladies enjoy free Bud Lights from 9 to 11 p.m. (after a $10 cover). Friday there's live music on the outdoor stage and on Tsunami Saturday there's a DJ. Sunday Funday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features a Caribbean Brunch and live concerts. There's also beach volleyball, paddleboard ramps, three different bars and a dance floor. "The whole vibe is great, we have palm trees and tropical tiki stuff," said manager Mark Miller. "As soon as you walk in you feel like you're on vacation. It's a playground for 20-somethings."

Info: 631-207-0370;

VILLAGE IDIOT PUB (8 E. Main St., Patchogue)

The draw: Where being silly is encouraged, the Village Idiot features football specials during all NFL Games, with $5 select apps, $8 Bud Light pitchers, $12 select draft pitchers and beer bucket specials. Saturdays, for college football, there are 2-fer jumbo wings, $8 pitchers of Bud Light and other beer specials. Team Up Tuesdays from 8 to 11 p.m., you can watch the idiot dart team, buy one appetizer and get another half off, get beer bucket specials, and $4 shots including Jameson, Jack Daniels, JD Fire and JD Honey. Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. is Twisted Trivia sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Co. with 50-cent wings and $3 to $4 Bud Light and Shipyard pints. Happy Endings is every Friday from 5 -- 8:30 p.m., where there's live music, then a DJ at 9 p.m. There are $4 Heinekens and $5 Jameson shots. Breakfast is served every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Info: 631-289-8471;

Long Beach

THE INN (943 W. Beech St., Long Beach)
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THE INN (943 W. Beech St., Long Beach)

The draw:In the heart of the Long Beach bar scene, this two-leveled hotspot has live bands and a DJ. There are drink specials everyday of the week, and Tuesdays you'll find $1 tacos. Big sporting events always get TV time and there are live music nights and DJ-driven nights on occasion INFO: 516-432-9220

THE CABANA (1034 W. Beech St., Long Beach)

The draw: This restaurant offers a laid-back vibe, decorated with surfboards and serving casual Tex-Mex food and a popular Sunday brunch. Seasonal beers are on tap and it's located in the heart of the West End INFO: 516-889-1345

Nautical Mile, Freeport

Tropix on the MileTHE DRAW: Tropix (pictured) is
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Tropix on the Mile

THE DRAW: Tropix (pictured) is a seasonal outdoor lounge on the water in Freeport with a restaurant menu. The ambiance and palm trees make this spot vacation-like. "The excellent DJs and bands and extra-friendly staff makes it enticing to young people," manager Donna G. said. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, noon to 7 p.m. with half-priced drinks. Mondays, the Dueling Pianos dinner and drinks show is from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays plays host to a coed volleyball league, with deals on drinks and apps after 6 p.m. INFO: 395 Woodcleft Ave.; 516-623-8767;


THE DRAW: With outdoor seating, casual attire and views of the water, Bracco's features dance parties and a seafood-powered menu. With palm trees and a sandy courtyard open to the breeze, it's easy to party in this often-bustling summer hangout INFO: 319 Woodcleft Ave.; 516-378-6589


VauxhallTHE DRAW: Located in the heart of Huntington
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THE DRAW: Located in the heart of Huntington village, Vauxhall (pictured) serves gourmet burgers, vegan food, cocktails, taps and cans. The "Boogie Down Brunch" features DJ Beso spinning funk and soul; check out Vauxhall on Instagram for updates. INFO: 26 Clinton Ave.; 631-425-0222;


The draw: At Finley's in Huntington village, you'll find live music and DJs working Thursdays through Saturdays. Expect a big crowd, and often a line to get inside, but that's just proof of its popularity with the under-30 set. Happy hour Monday through Friday runs from noon-8 p.m. INFO: 43 Green St.; 631-351-3440;


The Nutty Irishman (323 Main St., Farmingdale)THE DRAW:
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The Nutty Irishman (323 Main St., Farmingdale)

THE DRAW: With the motto "cold beer, great music, good times," The Nutty Irishman (pictured) is host to a range of themed parties. Sundays are "Retro Game Night," offering corn hole, giant Jenga and video games for play, while Tuesdays see one of the Island's most successful country line-dancing parties. DJs follow bands Friday and Saturday evenings, while Mondays are the more mellow option with Paint Night event INFO: 323 Main St.; 516-293-9700;

That Meetball Place (206 Main St., Farmingdale)

THE DRAW: "A place to meet and have a ball," this bar and restaurant has live music Thursday through Saturday evenings, and happy hour specials Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Female barhoppers should note that Wednesdays here mean $5 martinis, $5 cosmos and half-priced wine by the glass for ladies plus everyone can get select bottles of wine half-priced. INFO: 206 Main St.; 516-586-8880;

Croxley's Ale House

THE DRAW: A tavern with craft beer and pub food, Croxley's has happy hour at the bar Monday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m. with $5 select drafts, $9.95 "mega" margaritas and a buck off all pints and drinks (at bar only). Wednesdays are wing nights, like the Croxley's chain has been doing since the 90's, and as one of the first venues to embrace the concept of craft beer in a mainstream bar setting, its brew menu is always worth a look INFO: 190 Main St.; 516-293-7700;

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