Gastropubs are pouring it on in Nassau and Suffolk, and brook23 bar + kitchen in Lynbrook is a sudsy, sporty addition to the show.
The casual spot has enough TVs tuned to sports to keep you up to date on any scores. You may be focused more on the food and beverages, which often are very good.
The kitchen sends out tasty slider-size lobster rolls and an especially flavorful "crispy double cheese" sandwich that fits in Cheddar, Gruyere, mozzarella and roasted tomato. The "firecracker" chili is satisfying, but milder and sweeter than you'd expect. There's tender roasted chicken with whipped potatoes, too. And the beer selection will keep you busy, pint by pint.
brook23 bar + kitchen, 23 Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook; 516-593-0100.