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Saddle up to the bar at The Maples

Saddle up to the bar at The Maples in Manorville. Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

WHY GO HERE? Located near the long-defunct Manorville Long Island Rail Road station, this bar may appear to be a minor inn relegated to the backwoods north of the Long Island Expressway. What makes this a major stop for some pub fanatics, however, is that it's considered by many to be the best biker bar in New York. Regardless of your ride, there's plenty of nights when the Harley-heads and regular folk keep it loose side by side.

LAYOUT: The one bar faces a cozy room full of dining tables that get moved during the evening for performances. There's also a large deck with picnic tables and an overhead hang.

THE CROWD: Bikers welcome.

EXTRAS: Billiards, darts.

BOOZE: Full bar, average $3-$8 with an extremely friendly staff.

FOOD: Burgers, wings and other standard bar and grill grub.

TUNES: Occasional live music, plus an older jukebox that still plays CDs, mostly rock and country.