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Three go-to Long Island sports pubs

The fish and chips offer crisply battered cod

The fish and chips offer crisply battered cod and nutty-sweet fries that have been hand-cut off premises by Brownstone Brewing Company's meat supplier. (July 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Doug Young

At today's sports pubs, you're likely to find a sensory overload of flat-screen TVs along with an expansive list of craft brews -- many on tap.

Here are three favorites:

THE GOOD LIFE, Massapequa Park

Dozens of TV screens and a comprehensive collection of craft brews are available at this popular spot. You'll find such pub classics as fish and chips, shepherd's pie and even chicken tikka masala, but don't forget the first-rate burger -- the namesake version is topped with blue cheese, Cheddar and bacon jam.

BROWNSTONE BREWING COMPANY, Ronkonkoma

Serving house brews made off-premises, as well as many Long Island craft beers on tap, this new pub sports 19 TV screens as well as a smoky, juicy mineral-tinged burger.

ROOKIE'S SPORTS CLUB, Huntington

Along with 14 big screens and nine TVs inside booths, this hopping sports bar offers craft brews, wings, burgers and more. Among the 13 burgers on the menu is the hyper-juicy "A-1 peppercorn," which is topped with steak sauce, bacon, melted pepper jack cheese and fried onion straws.

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