Long Island gets a big upgrade in craft cocktails with the recent arrivals of The High Horse and The Villager on Main St. Farmingdale.
Getting TIKI with it at The High Horse in Farmingdale!
Several months ago we saw the closure of LI's beloved speakeasy Cork & Kerry. The master work of Mixologist Doug Brickel gave Long Islanders a true NYC cocktail experience we'll never forget. Any regular of this family of bars will be ecstatic to know that C&K alum bartender Meghan Kaminski also known as 'TIKI Meg" has opened The High Horse in Farmingdale. A top notch cocktail bar sitting right above the Dark Horse Tavern. Some are saying it is reminiscent of the Famous Dead Rabbit of NYC. Irish Pub on the bottom, cocktail parlor on top. "TiKi Meg" is well known for her love of tropically leaning drinks and we're too excited for this opening!
The "Nice & Blue" Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, Flora de Cana, Blue Curacao, Coconut, Pineapple
If you're gonna be imbibing, best know where your late night kitchens are. The Villager not only brings the tropical drinks but a late night menu that's reliably on till 3am. General Manager and Beverage Director Jim Zeffiro (Formerly of the Local Babylon) brings his flare for tropical cocktails and great times to the Villager's new location.
Take in the Summer Breeze in the outdoor patio bar in Farmingdale at the Villager with a Frozen Cocktail or two!
Learn to Make Tropical Cocktails on Sep 12 at Coastal Kitchen & Daiquiri Bar in Bay Shore with Legendary Author of "TIKI Modern Tropical Cocktails" Shannon Mustipher.
"The Jailbird" Rye Whiskey, Montenegro Amaro, Pineapple, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Peychauds Bitters
With Live music, outdoor patio and even a secret password to enter, "Charlotte's" has been holding down the Speakeasy vibe in Farmingdale. With delicious eats and cocktails you'll be raving about by Beverage Director Bobby Teed.
Start your day off right with a Watermelon Margarita at The Whiskey Down Diner. Remember to get food and drink water at each stop on your Farmingdale summer cocktail adventures!
Celebrate your love of Tropical Cocktails with the Official "TiKi To The Face!" T-Shirt!
Matt Kourie is the Founder of the New York Cocktail Expo, NY's premier cocktail festival, The LI Cocktail Fest, The Best Spirits in Cocktails Awards, The NY Best Wings Festival, The LI Wing Hunt & The NY Mac n' Cheese Fest. Kourie has been finding NY's best restaurants & bars since 2011, the founding year of Best Wings Long Island.
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