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Sloppy Tuna, Flynn's and more hotspots for millennials

Millennials on Long Island are no strangers to a social scene with good vibes and an awesome time. Check out these drink specials, events and more at bars and restaurants across the Island.


The Sloppy TunaTHE DRAW: This beachfront spot with
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The Sloppy Tuna

THE DRAW: This beachfront spot with two floors of fun offers a simple American menu, live music and a DJ. Catering to beachgoers, guests are welcome to come in straight from the beach, sandy shorts and all. Guests can mingle around three different bars inside and out, play Jenga and Cornhole, and overlook the ocean on the upper deck. The downstairs area has a bar, a beer pong table and transforms into a dance floor at night. Watch for drinks specials nightly and afternoons on weekends, when live music is also the norm. INFO: 148 S. Emerson Ave., Montauk; 631-647-8000;


THE DRAW: Deemed as a rite of passage for 20-somethings since 1970, the red and white striped tent is home to cheap beer, hot dogs and classic tunes. Don't forget to tip the bartenders to receive the famous smiley stickers and don't wear anything valuable -- it's almost guaranteed that you'll be getting messy (And don't wear orange t-shirts, it's what security wears). Only open on Sunday afternoons from the week before Memorial Day through to the week after Labor Day. INFO: 270 Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays; 631-728-9733;

Surf Lodge

THE DRAW: The restaurant focuses on a fresh seafood menu, but the main attraction is the beach-like atmosphere and cocktail scene overlooking Montauk's Fort Pond. The free summer concert series hosts a wide range of artists on a first-come, first-served basis. Make dinner reservations one month in advance for a guaranteed table at this trendy spot. INFO: 183 Edgemere St., Montauk; 631-483-5037;

Montauk Brewing Co

THE DRAW: With the motto "Come as You Are," the Montauk Brewing Company "embodies the spirit of the town," at their red barn located behind the main shops and bars, and a short walk from the surf. Beers are available on tap in an evolving rotation, which at time includes limited batch items, so be sure and ask what's new. INFO: 62 S. Erie Ave., Montauk; 631-668-8471;

Fire Island

Flynn'sTHE DRAW: If you're looking for a Sunday
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THE DRAW: If you're looking for a Sunday Funday spot on Fire Island, Flynn's (pictured) is the place to be. Bring comfy shoes as you'll get plenty of chances to dance as the King Wellington reggae band plays outside while DJs spin inside. The attire is casual and frozen drinks are served. "It's Fire Island," said manager Luke LaPenna. "It's a great place to mingle and meet people. There's lots of single people that are out to have a good time." Ferry schedules from Bay Shore to Ocean Bay Park can be found at INFO: 1 Cayuga St., Ocean Bay Park; 631-583-5000;

Houser's Bar

THE DRAW: In the heart of Ocean Beach, Houser's is home to good music and views of the Great South Bay, with a front-row seat to view a Long Island sunset. A snack, appetizer and food menu is available outside and there's a full service bar with a pool table inside. You'll find drink specials each day until sundown, which attracts a young crowd. "Some people refer to Houser's as a 'dive bar' but I take great pride in that because we're an old establishment," said proprietor Brian O'Handley. Houser's is open through Columbus Day. Ferry schedules from Bay Shore to Ocean Beach can be found at INFO: 785 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach; 631-583-8900;

Rockville Centre

Kasey'sTHE DRAW: On the main strip of bars
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THE DRAW: On the main strip of bars in Rockville Centre, Kasey's (pictured) has happy hour from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, there's a DJ downstairs with different drink specials throughout the night. Rooftop 32 is 25 and older, and one of Long Island's only rooftop venues, featuring live bands and DJs. For updates, check out Instagram. A great spot for night owls, the crowd tends to start as a mix of all ages (over 21 of course) following the after-work crowd but past midnight expect a bustling scene of twenty-somethings.

INFO: 23 N. Park Ave.; 516-766-5049;


THE DRAW: A quick walk from the train station, Churchill's has two bars -- one indoor and one outdoor, which features heat lamps and a spacious seating area. A casual atmosphere and full menu makes it a perfect place to grab a bite to eat as well. During happy hour, appetizers are half-priced. INFO: 18 S. Park Ave.; 516-766-2500;


Post Office THE DRAW: Many visit this popular
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Post Office

THE DRAW: Many visit this popular spot in Babylon Village, which used to be an actual post office, to watch sporting events and eat cheesy tater tots and a juicy burger. With eccentric decorations on the ceiling, such as a carousel horse and Uncle Sam on a bike, the Post Office is in walking distance from the Babylon train station INFO: 32 Montauk Hwy.; 631-669-9224;é

Lily Flanagan's

THE DRAW: A short walk from the Babylon train station, Lily's hosts a late night happy hour Monday through Thursday from 8 to 11 p.m. with $5 taps and $7 apps and Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. Weekends also feature a dance party led by long-time resident DJ Epic from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Country nights are on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and HD televisions run sports, especially during big games. INFO: 345 Deer Park Ave.; 631-539-0816;

Mary Carroll's

THE DRAW: Owned by an Ireland native, this bar and beer garden has almost three dozen craft beers on tap and serves pub food until 3 a.m. The ambiance of the bar and dining room--think brick walls, a book case and a fire place--has the feel of a true Irish pub. INFO: 121 Deer Park Ave.; 631-587-6181;


Dublin DeckTHE DRAW: Everyday there's something different at
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Dublin Deck

THE DRAW: Everyday there's something different at the Dublin' Deck. Located along the Patchogue River, it's open during the warmer months and has a busy event calendar. Monday, there's 50 cent wings and acoustic music. Tuesday, you can build your own burger, while Wednesdays are country nights with line dancing and live country bands, and Thursdays are the "Lobster Bake Luau" ($24.95, DJ spins). Party bands play live Friday nights, and Saturdays mean all day fun with live music and DJ sessions. The "Sunday Funday," opens with a Caribbean brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by live steel drum music. Not satisfied with typical nightlife-style fun? They've got a sandy volleyball court too, with league play available. "The whole vibe is great, we have palm trees and tropical tiki stuff," said manager Mark Miller. "As soon as you walk in you feel like you're on vacation. It's a playground for 20-somethings." INFO: 325 River Ave.; 631-207-0370;

Village Idiot Pub

THE DRAW: Where being silly is encouraged, the Village Idiot features specials during all NFL Games and other major sporting events. "Team Up Tuesdays" from 8 to 11 p.m., you can watch the idiot dart team, buy one appetizer and get another half off. Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. is Twisted Trivia, with 50-cent wings and beer specials. Fridays host a "Happy Endings" happy hour from 5 -- 8:30 p.m., with live music followed by a DJ. Breakfast is served every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.--noon, with dishes like a veggie-heavy omelette, fruity pancakes and a cheesy roast beef scrambled eggs plate INFO: 8 E. Main St.; 631-289-8471;

Long Beach

The InnTHE DRAW: In the heart of the
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The Inn

THE DRAW: In the heart of the Long Beach bar scene, this two-leveled hotspot has live bands and a DJ. There are drink specials everyday of the week, and Tuesdays you'll find $1 tacos. Big sporting events always get TV time and there are live music nights and DJ-driven nights on occasion. INFO: 516-432-9220

The Cabana

THE DRAW: This restaurant offers a laid-back vibe, decorated with surfboards and serving casual Tex-Mex food and a popular Sunday brunch. Seasonal beers are on tap and it's located in the heart of the West End.INFO: 1034 W. Beech St.; 516-889-1345

Nautical Mile, Freeport

Tropix on the MileTHE DRAW: Tropix (pictured) is
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Tropix on the Mile

THE DRAW: Tropix (pictured) is a seasonal outdoor lounge on the water in Freeport with a restaurant menu. The ambiance and palm trees make this spot vacation-like. "The excellent DJs and bands and extra-friendly staff makes it enticing to young people," manager Donna G. said. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, noon to 7 p.m. with half-priced drinks. Mondays, the Dueling Pianos dinner and drinks show is from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays plays host to a coed volleyball league, with deals on drinks and apps after 6 p.m. INFO: 395 Woodcleft Ave.; 516-623-8767;


THE DRAW: With outdoor seating, casual attire and views of the water, Bracco's features dance parties and a seafood-powered menu. With palm trees and a sandy courtyard open to the breeze, it's easy to party in this often-bustling summer hangout INFO: 319 Woodcleft Ave.; 516-378-6589


VauxhallTHE DRAW: Located in the heart of Huntington
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THE DRAW: Located in the heart of Huntington village, Vauxhall (pictured) serves gourmet burgers, vegan food, cocktails, taps and cans. The "Boogie Down Brunch" features DJ Beso spinning funk and soul; check out Vauxhall on Instagram for updates. INFO: 26 Clinton Ave.; 631-425-0222;


THE DRAW: At Finley's in Huntington village, you'll find live music and DJs working Thursdays through Saturdays. Expect a big crowd, and often a line to get inside, but that's just proof of its popularity with the under-30 set. Happy hour Monday through Friday runs from noon-8 p.m. INFO: 43 Green St.; 631-351-3440;


The Nutty Irishman (323 Main St., Farmingdale)THE DRAW:
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The Nutty Irishman (323 Main St., Farmingdale)

THE DRAW: With the motto "cold beer, great music, good times," The Nutty Irishman (pictured) is host to a range of themed parties. Sundays are "Retro Game Night," offering corn hole, giant Jenga and video games for play, while Tuesdays see one of the Island's most successful country line-dancing parties. DJs follow bands Friday and Saturday evenings, while Mondays are the more mellow option with Paint Night event INFO: 323 Main St.; 516-293-9700;

That Meetball Place (206 Main St., Farmingdale)

THE DRAW: "A place to meet and have a ball," this bar and restaurant has live music Thursday through Saturday evenings, and happy hour specials Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Female barhoppers should note that Wednesdays here mean $5 martinis, $5 cosmos and half-priced wine by the glass for ladies plus everyone can get select bottles of wine half-priced. INFO: 206 Main St.; 516-586-8880;

Croxley's Ale House

THE DRAW: A tavern with craft beer and pub food, Croxley's has happy hour at the bar Monday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m. with $5 select drafts, $9.95 "mega" margaritas and a buck off all pints and drinks (at bar only). Wednesdays are wing nights, like the Croxley's chain has been doing since the 90's, and as one of the first venues to embrace the concept of craft beer in a mainstream bar setting, its brew menu is always worth a look INFO: 190 Main St.; 516-293-7700;


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