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Great places to watch football under the sun in Greater Patchogue

Many NFL fans will tell you their typical football Sunday amounts to 12+ hours of watching games on the couch. Yet in September into October, the weather outside on these days is always beautiful.

As a true fan, there’s no other choice but to sit and watch games until the sun sets.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Here are three highly recommended places in Greater Patchogue to watch football outdoors.

Below we answer all of your key questions.


PAINTERS RESTAURANT | 416 South Country Road, Brookhaven

How many outdoor TVs, and what size? Three 50-inch screen TVs with two 65-inch screens on the way. The new TVs will be mounted on the south side of Painters’ outdoor areas.

What if it rains? This is Painters. You could go inside and do just about anything you want.

Any specials? Yes. $4 draft and bottled beers at the bar — over 50 to choose from — with a special discounted appetizer menu.


THE TAP ROOM | 114 West Main Street, Patchogue Village

How many outdoor TVs, and what size? Two 50-inch screens.

What if it rains? The bar and restaurant inside has six more TVs, with another eight in the brand new upstairs expansion. You’ll be more than fine waiting out the rain inside.

Any specials? Yes. They offer $4 drafts on almost all of their wide range of craft beer offerings, as well as $5 wings (12) and $5 bowls of The Tap Room’s locally famous mussels.


MoMo’s Too | 667 Montauk Highway, Bayport

How many outdoor TVs, and what size? One 42-inch screen. There’s also two corn hole games in case you get antsy waiting for the Giants at 4:25 p.m.

What if it rains? There’s another 14 TVs inside, as well as a big projector screen that MOMO’s keeps on ice for really big games.

Any specials? Yes. $15 buckets of Miller Lites (5) or $8 pitchers of Miller Lite. Also 55-cent wings.

That’s it! Be prepared to see a bunch of locals with football jersey tans this fall. Football jersey tans are somewhat like golf tans, except the tan starts just above the wrist, instead of mid-bicep.

Editor’s note: The many waterfront restaurants in Greater Patchogue will typically offer outdoor or semi-outdoor TV-watching in September or October.

Just call ahead for their off-peak hours.

About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of Email him your story ideas or tips: