In most towns and neighborhoods, you usually know what kind of bars to expect. However, in a place like Wantagh, there are watering holes for every type of drinker, from Irish pubs to cocktail lounges and All-American taprooms. So, if you find yourself on the South Shore in the near future, these fun, welcoming Wantagh bars are always good for a drink or two.
All Island’s Definitive Guide to the Top Wantagh Bars
No list of the top Wantagh bars would be complete without the addition of a pillar of Long Island nightlife, Mulcahy’s. For over 50 years, Mulcahy’s has been the area’s go-to spot for “Good, Clean Fun.”
Not to mention, they’re also one of Long Island’s most popular live music venues. Over the years, they’ve hosted plenty of acts, from local bands like Mike Delguidice and Big Shot to global sensations like Third Eye Blind and the Dropkick Murphy’s.
So, whether you’re looking to simply enjoy a few drinks with friends or make it an evening to remember, Mulcahy’s is the bar for you. They also have plenty of huge TVs, making it the ideal spot for any sporting event.
Bunker Hill American Taproom
Bunker Hill American Taproom is the newest Wantagh bar on the scene. Located in the heart of town, just a few steps from the train station, this warm, inviting pub specializes in burgers and craft beer, with over 20 different rotating brews on tap.
Their menu offers the usual pub fare that you’d expect, with the addition of upscale dishes that will leave you wanting more. They also have a kids menu and plenty of gluten-free options. However, their top dishes include:
- Mini Smoked Sausage Corn Dogs
- General Washington Burger (Braised short rib, caramelized onion jam, white cheddar)
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Biscuit
- Grilled Coffee-Rubbed Tri-Tip
If you’re visiting Bunker Hill, we recommend coming by on Wednesday for Taps and Apps. From 5 p.m. to midnight, they offer $4 tap beers like Blue Point and Kona, in addition to $6 appetizers like Smoked Paprika Potato Chips and Shishito Peppers.
Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails
Last but not least is Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails, otherwise known as one of the best places to eat and drink in Wantagh. In fact, every one of their wines, craft beers and cocktails pairs perfectly with a menu selection.
As one of Long Island’s most progressive restaurants, Blackbird is committed to serving New-American small plates sourced from local farms and suppliers. In fact, here are a few of their fan favorites:
- Chick Pea Spiced Hummus
- Day Boat Sea Scallops
- Spanish Octopus
- Braised Heritage Pork Meatballs
Just remember, this Wantagh bar can get quite busy, so make your reservation today.
Even though these three are the best of the best, there are more than a few solid Wantagh bars, so go out and start discovering them!