Tired of crowded concerts? Long Island bars offer a perfect escape. Imagine swapping the energy of a massive concert for a cozy atmosphere. Here, you can relax with a drink and a bite while enjoying performers mere feet away. From classic pubs to hidden speakeasies, Long Island's nightlife scene caters to all tastes, even those seeking a touch of intrigue or a spooky vibe.



A Long Island classic since 1965, Mulcahy's in Wantagh offers more than just your average bar fare. Sure, they've got your traditional food and drinks covered, but Mulcahy's throws in a few twists to keep things interesting. Think Irish quesadillas stuffed with corned beef or a refreshing "Good Green Fun" shot, a melon and vodka concoction that's a playful nod to their slogan. But the real star of the show is the entertainment with weekly acts and tribute bands. They've drawn classic rock heavyweights like Joan Jett, Bret Michaels, Social Distortion, and Weezer. So grab a bite and a drink, and settle in for a night of great music at Mulcahy's!

American Standard Whiskey Bar and Grill

Do you love live music and crave some good eats to go with it? American Standard Whiskey Bar and Grill in Bay Shore has you covered. Catch local musicians belting out tunes every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This lively spot doesn't just boast a vibrant atmosphere. It also offers over 250 varieties of whiskey and bourbon for the discerning drinker. Plus, their delicious menu features southern-inspired comfort food to satisfy your hunger. Weekdays aren't left out either. Unwind with their happy hour deals after work. 

So come on down, grab a drink and some food, and soak up the atmosphere with live music taking center stage!

Village Idiot Pub –Three Locations 

Village Idiot

Embrace your inner "Village Idiot" at any of their three Long Island locations–Patchogue, Lake Grove, and Oakdale! Each pub offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for catching a game on their many TVs or enjoying a night out with friends. But the fun doesn't stop there! All Village Idiot locations boast live music performances throughout the week so that you can enjoy a cold beer, delicious pub fare, and some toe-tapping tunes. 

So whether you're in Patchogue, Lake Grove, or Oakdale, head to the Village Idiot for a lively atmosphere, good food, drinks, and some great live music!


Located inside Jake's 58 Casino Hotel in North Islandia, Bistro58 offers a unique dining experience combining delicious food and live music. Their menu features creative dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a flavorful and high-quality meal. For those seeking a drink, order a cocktail or a glass of wine at the martini and wine bar and drink up as you dance to live bands. 

Whether you're looking for a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends, Bistro58's combination of delectable cuisine, live entertainment, and a well-stocked bar creates an inviting atmosphere.

Tap Room – Six Locations 

Calling all Long Island music lovers and foodies! Tap Room, with six locations across the Island, offers a vibrant atmosphere perfect for a night out. Unwind with unplugged acoustic performances or jammin' bands throughout the week, and catch DJ sets to keep the party going on weekends.

But it's not just the music that's enticing. Tap Room elevates the typical pub fare. Think juicy craft whiskey burgers, blackened mahi mahi tacos bursting with flavor, and decadent chicken Milanese sliders. Wash it all down with national and local craft beers, or choose from their signature cocktails. Don't worry if you're skipping the alcohol. Tap Room also boasts an ample list of premium mocktails for a refreshing alternative.

Ready to discover your new favorite live music bar? Head to Long Island, which is home to a vibrant nightlife scene.