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6 of the Best Long Island Bars for Thanksgiving Eve

Posted by Nick on Nov 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. It’s not just a time of delicious food, it’s a time to be thankful for the friends and family in your life. Many times, those friends and family unite at Thanksgiving since offices are closed and school is not in session. Since nobody has an awful lot to do on Thanksgiving Day besides cook tasty food, relax with loved ones, watch football and eat, Thanksgiving Eve has earned a reputation as one of the biggest party nights of the year. If you’re in the party spirit, head to one of these Long Island bars this Thanksgiving Eve for a fun-filled night.

Long Island Bars You’ll Love for Thanksgiving Eve


Located in Long Beach, Speakeasy is a great spot for Thanksgiving Eve. They have a solid food menu with six different kinds of macaroni and cheese and a large selection of tap beers. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing Thanksgiving Eve spent catching up with old friends. Not to mention, there are plenty of other bars located right on the same block if you want to go elsewhere.

Leo’s Midway

This Garden City spot is a go-to for locals and visitors alike. Leo’s Midway has a laid-back pub atmosphere and very reasonable pricing—what more are you searching for in Long Island bars? Enjoy any of the meals from their diverse menu which includes dishes like chicken pot pie and lobster, and stay for a few drinks because the friendly staff won’t rush you out!

Lily Flanagan’s Pub of Babylon

If you’re from the area, a night at Lily Flanagan’s of Babylon will reunite you with plenty of old friends since it’s such a popular bar. Also, if you’re from out of town, you’ll still have a great time at Lily’s. For their Thanksgiving Eve Party, there will be tons of drink specials and music provided by DJ Epic.

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The Emporium

If you’re into the club scene, The Emporium in Patchogue is where you want to be for Thanksgiving Eve. This year, they’ll be hosting their fourth annual Thanksgiving Eve Party which begins at 10 p.m. and features live music by DJ Smooth City. Just make sure you’re aware that there will be a strict dress code enforced at the door. For bottle service and a V.I.P. table, call 631-275-6200.

The Nutty Irishman of Farmingdale

This year, the Thanksgiving Eve event at the Nutty Irishman will feature live music by local cover bands 45rpm and Peat Moss. There will also be an open bar for ladies from 9:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Your experience of Long Island bars is not complete until you’ve spent a night at the Nutty!

The Good Life

The Good Life, located in Massapequa, is an English-style pub restaurant that keeps their kitchen open late. Their bar features a vast list of drinks, including a whopping 99 different craft beers, 22 of which are on tap. The cocktail menu is also extensive, with plenty of unique options to choose from like Ace-presso-tini, which consists of RumChata, Pinnacle Whipped, salted caramel and chilled coffee. If you get hungry, go ahead and order the Good Life Burger, which is topped with Gruyere cheese, blue cheese fondue and bacon jam. Chicken wing fans will rejoice at the wonderful wings served by The Good Life, which come in various flavors including buffalo, buffalo blue, barbecue, garlic chili and even peanut butter and jelly.

While you’re out partying at these fantastic Long Island bars this Thanksgiving Eve, make sure you travel safely and responsibly. Call All Island at a location near you, or make a reservation online for a safe ride to and from your night out.

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