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Weekend choices: Politics on tap

Croxley's Ale House in Franklin Square has two

Croxley's Ale House in Franklin Square has two large dining rooms as well as bar seating. (February 13, 2010.) Photo Credit: Photo by Kirsten Luce

Now that the elections are over, recriminations, arguments and assorted festivities can begin. Where better to engage in them than a local pub?

Canterbury Ales in Huntington has that ye-olde-English feel and the lingering aroma of many brews. These days, Canterbury has appropriately autumnal beers and ales on tap, plus some locals. And you can accompany them with a selection of hamburgers, shepherd's pie, brown stew and, recently, specials of sauerbraten and grilled bratwurst.

Canterbury Ales is at 314 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-549-4404.

Brick House Brewery in Patchogue offers its own beers and some others on tap. Try Nitro Boom Stout, Fresh Hop Kitty and Pumpkin Spice. On the menu, choices include beer-battered onion rings, beer sausage with sauerkraut, burgers and sandwiches, chicken potpie, fish tacos, sauerbraten and steaks.

Brick House Brewery is at 67 W. Main St., Patchogue.

Croxley's Ale House & Eatery at 129 New Hyde Park Rd., in Franklin Square is one of four branches. The others are at 7-9 S. Park Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-764-0470; 190 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-293-7700; and in Manhattan. Pick from 60 brews on tap. The menu features chicken wings, burgers, "oatmeal stout meatloaf," popcorn shrimp po'boys, pulled pork sandwiches, chili and nachos.

Croxley's in Franklin Square, 516-326-0542.

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