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In New York City, August struck for real last Saturday. With the last bastion of summer upon us and only a few more weeks of heat before the weather starts to cool off, all the remaining weekends are "getaway day" musts!
For America's largest city, getting away often means heading to the shores of Long Island. In the waterfront village of Patchogue, patrons at Bobbique can grab great barbecue and great beer all in one spot ... and hear live blues music on the side. Brews, blues and barbecues: If those things don't say summer, what does?
Still, according to manager Jessica Higgins, "Business booms all year round. We have such a diverse selection of beers; we attract a lot of locals." And local patrons like local beers. "We try to stock at least one Blue Point on draft, which is extremely local," Higgins says, referring to the Long Island brewery located less than a mile from their door. "We keep some Brooklyns on too, but we also like to showcase a lot of beers you can't get anywhere else."
The draft list, after the jump.
Maybe Bobbique doesn't solely rely on city slicker day-trippers, but this bar suits any fan -- local or not -- of cooling down with a draft or two.
What is your favorite summertime beer destination? Let us know in the comments. Here are the 13 beers on draft at Bobbique as of yesterday.
- Sierra Nevada Harvest Wet Hop Ale
- Blue Point Rastafar Rye
- Blue Point Blueberry Ale
- Long Trail Double IPA
- Fire Island Lighthouse Ale
- Lionshead Pilsner
- Stella Artois
- Brooklyn Summer Ale
- Brooklyn Reserve White
- Loose Cannon IPA
- Weyerbacher Slam Dunkel
- Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat
- Lindemans Framboise Lambic