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Bars use Facebook to announce 'blizzard parties'

With a blizzard predicted to hit Long Island,

With a blizzard predicted to hit Long Island, several nightspots are using Facebook to announce plans to stay open and have parties. (Feb. 8, 2013) Credit: iStock

It’s a wise bet the average Long Islander won’t be venturing out for any reason during the impending blizzard – unofficially dubbed “Winter Storm Nemo” by The Weather Channel (and referred to as such on social media), not by the National Weather Service – but there are a number of late-night hangs in Nassau and Suffolk counties that have announced on Facebook that they are preparing to stay open, with some even looking to celebrate the snow. Here is what some of those spots (that plan to party despite the weather) are saying on the social site:

Corry’s Ale House: 3274 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, 516-809-7818

STORM PARTY POST Corry’s announced that it is throwing a “Snowman building party tonight,” and has invited anyone interested in participating to arrive with a hat, scarf or other item (

Hoptron Brewtique: 22 W. Main St., Patchogue, 631-438-0296

STORM PARTY POST So says Hoptron on FB: “If you are in safe walking distance of Hoptron tonight and tomorrow morning, we will be open” (

Crazy Beans: 465 Rte. 25A, Miller Place, 631-403-4954

STORM PARTY POST The proposed plan is to “be here no matter what storm comes our way! Late into the night and open early in the morning.” (

Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, 516-783-7500

STORM PARTY POST This massive venue is throwing a “sNOw Cover” weekend, as in no cover charge tonight or on Saturday (Feb. 9) to enter. (

Lily Flanagan’s of Islip: 528 Main St., Islip, 631-581-1550

STORM PARTY POST Lily’s is offering a blizzard special of a $20 open bar from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; DJ Tony Tone starts spinning at 10:30 p.m. (

The Tap Room: 114 West Main St., Patchogue, 631-569-5577

STORM PARTY POST This hip spot states that Fred the Human iPod is scheduled to play live music during happy hour, with half-priced craft beer drafts and wine plus $5 orders of mussels. (

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