10 Places to Grab a Drink for the Holidays

Hot spots for cool drinks in Three Village

Have some friends in town looking for a good time? Well, look no further. Three Village has it all from hot drinks to cool cocktails. Shake up the season with these festive spots.

. Beautifully decorated for the holidays, Three Village Inn brings to life the images of Christmas in New England. The Santa brunch offered each weekend in December is complete with carolers to help you get in the holiday spirit. If you are looking for less Santa and more Sauvignon try Mirabelle Tavern and sample some fare from chef Guy Reuge.

Creative cuisine that won't kill your budget, Bliss frequently has evening music and specials, and happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm with half price drinks and appetizers.

John Harvard's Brew House.  If your plans include shopping, John Harvard's close proximity to the mall makes it a good place to stop in and take a break. The large bar offers plenty of seating or a place to hang out while waiting for a table. The beer is brewed on premises and if you find one you really like you can take it home in a growler.

Toast.  Many know Toast for its great breakfast offerings, but did you know that in the evening it doubles as a wine bar? Catch up over some fondue or try the tapas menu for small bites.

.  Order some wings and watch the game. Full service bar with plenty of beers to choose from including Mad Elf, a high-octane brew offered seasonally that will have you heading for the naughty list.

. What your friends may remember as Strawberry Fields is now Jake Starr, a hip and intimate place for a casual bite or drink. Catch some live music on Friday and Saturday nights or grab a pint of one of the 18 beers to choose from, including Brooklyn Winter Ale.

Looking to impress? Stop by Pentimento in Stony Brook Village and choose something from the extensive wine list. You can sip some bubbly, grappa or a fine malt scotch.

. A familiar favorite. Who can resist seasonal hot drinks like Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte and Eggnog Latte. Grab a cup, warm up and gab with a friend.

.  The Tea Room offers a special experience you are not likely to find anywhere else in Three Village. Normally only open during the day, in the month of December Robinson's offers an evening Christmas tea. You will need to plan ahead though; each year it sells out. Reservations began November 1.

A classic, unpretentious hang out. You may not start out there, but you may find yourself ending your night there. Located on North Country Road in Setauket next to Gallery North.


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