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Enjoy the Day before Thanksgiving at these Local Bars

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Of course everyone looks forward to the typical Thanksgiving festivities, but the day before is just as fun, too! Before everyone gets together with their family for the holiday, get your friends together and head out to one of these great local bars on the day before Thanksgiving. 

Where to Catch Up with Friends on the Day before Thanksgiving


Since 1942, Leo’s has been a staple of Garden City’s vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene.  The All-American bar has a casual, laid-back atmosphere, making it the perfect low-key spot to grab a couple of drinks with friends. They have a full bar with an extensive drink selection, reasonable prices and the kitchen’s open until close. What more can you ask for in a bar?

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Raxx Sports Bar & Grill

If you’re in the West Hempstead Area on the day before Thanksgiving, make sure you stop by for a drink at Raxx Sports Bar & Grill. Take a seat at the bar and catch the game on one of their huge HD TV’s, or grab the chalk and challenge your friends to a game of billiards at one of their many pool tables. Also, every Wednesday, they offer a 50 cent buffalo wing deal with the purchase of a full priced alcoholic beverage.

Croxley’s Ale House

For those of you in the mood to enjoy a good beer and good time on the day before Thanksgiving, look no further than Croxley’s Ale House, located in the heart of Franklin Square. This Long Island institution is credited with being the area’s first ale house, and for good reason. They don’t serve Bud, Coors, or Miller; but they do carry a seemingly endless collection of other excellent, local craft brews like Long Ireland and Great South Bay. Starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, you can get Croxley’s Beer of the Week for just $5.

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Alley Pond Sports Bar & Grill

Douglaston’s Alley Pond Sports Bar & Grill stands mightily as the neighborhood’s favorite watering hole. In addition to their lengthy drink selections, Alley Pond also has an eclectic food menu that ranges from Chorizo sliders to Bacon-Wrapped Steak Medallions. With their upscale décor and high-quality culinary options, Alley Pond makes for a fun spot to spend the night before Thanksgiving.

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Leaf Bar & Lounge

Located in downtown Flushing, Queens, Leaf Bar & Lounge sits atop the Hyatt Place Hotel at One Fulton Square. This rooftop bar is a sophisticated option for those looking to spend their Thanksgiving eve in style. With sprawling views of Queens and the Manhattan skyline, you can experience one of their botanically-inspired cocktails or a small delectable dish from Executive Chef Henry Lin.

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Topics: NYC, Food&Drink, Nightlife, Bars