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Southampton Publick House
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 5,521
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
40 Bowden Square
phone: (631) 283-2800
Draft and limited release beers are brewed at the Publick House. Distributed bottles are brewed elsewhere.
Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by rowingbrewer:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place has a nice upscale, old feel to it. The interior of the place is nice, and the beer is brewed there so its always fresh. the service was excellent and everybody was very friendly. they have a pretty good selection on tap, i was there for the russian imperial stout release, so there was the added benefit of having old herb, their stout, and several of the saisons available on tap. didn't really eat anything while i was there, just went for the beer and it was all good. I will definitely be going down for future releases, and would love to check this place out in the summer. I highly recommend this place to anyone who has not been
03-03-2011 20:24:22 |
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
I grew up in nearby Sag Harbor and the Publick House was my first experience with craft beer. It's essentially the only place in the area with a focus on craft beer which keeps them busy with tourist traffic in the peak season, but the consistently excellent service and reasonable prices keep us locals coming back all year long.
The Publick House is split into two halves, the tap room and the dining room. The dining room is a quiet space with the feel of an upscale restaurant. They take reservations and can be quite busy during the summer. The tap room is the bar area, with about 15 stools at the bar and quite a few tables. The atmosphere can vary. There's a laid-back crowd in the afternoons and early evenings, but at night they often have a DJ or other live music and it can get loud and rowdy.
Quality is high at the Publick House. All of the year-round offerings are solid and they do some excellent seasonals and one-offs. The beers that are part of their 750 series are top notch. It was on hiatus this year, but the one-offs they usually release at their annual RIS release are some of the best beers I've had anywhere.
Service is hard to beat. Don Sullivan, the owner, is very friendly and you can often find him around the restaurant. He's very good to his regulars and always comes by to say hello when I'm in with my father. The bartenders are very friendly - say hi to Brady in the afternoons - and I've always gotten good service in the dining room.
Selection can be hit or miss. They always have their five year-round beers on (an altbier, double white, an English IPA, a pils and a light lager) which are all solid and then 2-4 taps for rotating seasonals. The seasonal selection had gotten a bit stagnant lately with the same beers showing up every year, but I'm hoping with new head brewer Evan Addario taking over this past year we'll see him bring some of his own recipes into the lineup.
The food is great. I've tried most of the menu at this point and it's all well-crafted. It's essentially an upscale pub menu for a nice dinner, but also with some good traditional bar bites if you're looking to have a few apps and a few beers in the tap room.
Value is very good - for the area. If you're coming to visit the Hamptons from somewhere other than NYC, it might seem expensive (as does everything here) when compared to your neighborhood brewpub. If you live in the Hamptons and know that you can't get dinner for 2 with drinks at most places for less than $100, this is a bargain. If you really want a good deal, check out the happy hour on weekdays - cheap beers and they often pass out some free apps.
05-13-2013 16:28:10 |
More by MThiele360
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by the Southampton Publick House while on vacation in Mid September. The atmosphere is nice, you get past the hedges and they have a nice little deck area for outdoor dining. You walk in and the bar is upfront with the dining room to the right. While you walk to the dining room they have a glass wall which provides a view of the MLT, HLT, and fermentation chamber. Which I thought was pretty cool, a little bit of a nicer set up then my mlt cooler and beer bucket at home.
The quality and service were very good and I enjoyed most of the beers I tried. The only slight issue I had was with the selection, which I found to be a little lacking with only 8 or so beers on tap.
I thought the food was very good with the Mussels being the highlight. I had the fish and chips which was delicious also, my friend ordered the crab cakes which were a little sub par, not bad at all just more filler than you would like. This place is very reasonably priced especially considering the area it's in.
Overall I would definitely recommend stopping by for both the beer and food.
09-22-2012 17:35:16 |
More by Profchaos20
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
First place review!
Attended the 2012 SH RIS release on January 28th. To start this place has a ton of available parking out front and across the street big+. We parked down the street and were greeted to a decent sized line outside of a nicely sized building with a great looking outside area with a big deck and garden with benches. Inside to the left is a nicely sized bar that could probably sit about 20 people and a dining room to the right with several tables. Even with all the people finding a seat was no problem.
As soon as the release started they had everyone organize the line by ticket number and let everyone in single file. As soon as you walked in the door they handed you a free beautiful 22oz South Hampton RIS snifter and had everyone pay near the bar or in the back and sent you to collect your beer in a separate room. Afterward they poured at least 16 oz of every beer released and more. Getting a beer was a little tough but I never waited more then a few minutes. I also sat in the dining room for lunch. Waiter was polite, enthusiastic, and attentive.
Food was excellent. I had the Cajun chicken sandwich covered in guacamole with waffle fries which was delicious.
Beers were decently priced with generous pours. Food was a also decently priced and portioned.
Overall this place is awesome can't wait to come back next year!
02-03-2012 00:27:49 |
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