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Croxley beer garden in Smithtown coming soon

Croxley Ales in Rockville Centre

Croxley Ales in Rockville Centre Credit: Michael C. Ach

Expect to hoist plenty of German and Long Island brews at the new Croxley Ale House & Biergarten, slated to open in Smithown within the month.

The restaurant and beer garden, offspring of the Croxley's establishments in Franklin Square, Rockville Centre and Farmingdale, will have 80 brews on tap and a broad menu with many German dishes, said Ed Davis, executive chef/culinary director.

It will be located in the historic Main Street building that most recently housed Arthur Avenue and Union Station. The Smithtown Hotel, built in 1917, was there, too. Davis said the overhaul should be completed in “two to three weeks.”

Davis said the new Croxley will offer several varieties of sausage, jaegerschnitzel, sauerbraten, potato pancakes and Bavarian pretzels, among the Teutonic specialties. Popular items from the Croxley group, including burgers and mussel pots, will be available, too. As if to combine the two approaches: frikadellen sliders, with Fontina cheese and caramelized onions.

The beer garden itself will be 1,500-square feet. Fifteen drafts will be devoted to Long Island brews.

Expect main courses to average $15; sausages, $6 each; that big pretzel, $7.

Croxley Ale House & Biergarten, 155 Main St., Smithtown; 631-656-8787.

Croxley Ales, Rockville Centre

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