There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot summer day, so it couldn’t be more fitting that International Beer Day will fall on Friday, August 2 this year! If you needed an excuse to head to some of the best beer bars in this part of Long Island, then this is it.

Do you love a delicious craft brew? Then check out these craft beer hubs located near your Alston apartment, so you can enjoy some beers without going too far from home! Don’t forget to pair them with some delicious wings, burgers or other pub grub for your full International Beer Day experience.

1940s Brewing Company – Just on the other side of MacArthur Airport from us sits 1940s Brewing Company, a short drive just down Lincoln Ave.  With a family legacy of brewing and dedication to quality beer, 1940’s Brewing Company got its start in 2014, but it’s history goes all the way back to 1940 when the founder’s father first graduated brewing academy. From their pale ales, german wheat beers, barrel aged stouts, and to a diverse selection of IPAs, all of 1940s craft beers are made right on-site in their barrel brewhouse. Try a “flight” taste a few so you can decide what to bring back to your Alston apartment.


Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill – While primarily a BBQ joint known for is extensive menu and mouth-watering ribs and desserts, Smokey Bones is also a local hot spot for beer connoisseurs. Located just a 5 minute away from your Alston apartment (just head on down Mill Road!), Smokey Bones has over 40 beers on their menu, ranging from American craft beers, premium imports, and even a few ciders and hard soda. Head over for the beer this International Beer Day – but make sure to stay for dessert!


1940s Brewing Company

1337 Lincoln Avenue
Holbrook, NY, 11741


Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

5012 Express Drive South

Ronkonkoma, NY 11779