Tuna poke nachos at Garvies Point Brewery & Restaurant in Glen...

Tuna poke nachos at Garvies Point Brewery & Restaurant in Glen Cove. Credit: Newsday/Corin Hirsch

Seven years and many batches of beer after founding a microbrewery near their childhood homes, two best friends have opened Glen Cove’s most prominent new restaurant adjacent to a brewing operation that doubles their output.

At 8,500 square feet, Garvies Point Brewery & Restaurant, a three-year project, is a dockside colossus where a taproom, brewhouse, restaurant and store intermingle. Boaters can motor in for supper, and tuna poke nachos, steak frites and lobster rolls are on the menu alongside pints of Prybil Pale Ale.

The building, which opened in early June, nestles between the condominiums and apartments of the Garvies Point development, a plot which has had a wending backstory. Like many projects begun before the advent of COVID-19, the brewery was delayed, but co-owners Mark Scoroposki and Ben Kossoff, both 34, motored on through the setbacks.

“We had to make a move to continue to grow,” said Scoroposki, who founded Garvies Point Brewery in 2015 with Kossoff. “Every year, we’ve put literally everything we had back into the business. We built this from scratch.”

The new brewery has soaring windows and industrial touches aplenty, as well as high tops and around 300 seats, some of them on an expansive patio with its own outdoor bar. Behind the indoor tasting bar, with its 24 taps, a brewhouse is partly visible.

Garvies Point Brewery & Restaurant in Glen Cove.

Garvies Point Brewery & Restaurant in Glen Cove. Credit: Danielle Silverman

Though Kossoff is still producing IPAs in the original spot — and the owners will hold on to that building —  the new 20-barrel system will be up and running by midsummer, Scoroposki said. The original system was less than half the size, and the boost in capacity will allow for broader distribution and longer turnaround times for brews. “Some beers would sell out in 10 days,” he said, so that if a visitor returned for something they liked, it might be sold out.

Garvies Point has been a local pioneer in sour beers; as of last week, at least one was on the draft list, alongside a kolsch, wheat beer, several IPAs and Siren Seltzer, a 5-percent alcoholic seltzer released last year (the most recent flavor was passionfruit).

Aside from beer, there are also cocktails (including a few beer cocktails, and an espresso martini), sangria on tap, nitro cold-brew coffee and wine. A lengthy menu cinches together bar snacks such as Brussels sprout chips, fried clam strips and “brats in a blanket” with sushi, a $36 seafood pasta and $60 NY strip steak with roasted potatoes and asparagus. 

Live music and events such as Tuesday trivia nights are integral to the vibe. “It’s a place for us to work and live, and also for the local community to come and gather,” said Scoroposki. An on-site market sells canned beer and merch, and down the road, he and Kossoff hope to introduce branded foods such as barrel-aged maple syrup, barbecue rubs and hot sauce.

Garvies Point Brewery, 45 Herb Hill Rd., Glen Cove. The restaurant and tasting room opens at 2 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and noon on Friday to Sunday, with dinner between 5 and 9 p.m., 516-277-2787; garviespointbrewery.com

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