Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I'm lost! Where are you located?
A: 25 Drexel Drive Bay Shore, NY 11706. On the right side of the street when coming from 5th Ave. We are across the Chase Bank on Drexel Drive. Look for the big Great South Bay Sign on our building!
Q: I know you brew beer at your facility, but is there a bar where I can take a load off and enjoy one of your fabulous pints?
A: Yes, you can visit our tasting room every day except Tuesday. We have a more than 20 beers on tap at all times, as well as Red/White Wine, Hard Cider, and Soda. Our tasting room is very large and can hold a few hundred people, but if you would like something a bit more private you can book one of our three Party Rooms.
Q: Great! I'm on the fence about cutting work early and heading to your fine establishment. What Days/Times are you open?
Q: Wow! I never want to leave this place, but I'm getting hungry. Can I bring food to the tasting room?
A: No, we do not allow any outside food or drink unless you have booked one of our Party Rooms. We have delicious food trucks available on site everyday.
Q: Well, then do you serve food?
A: We do not make food ourselves, however we have food trucks in our parking lot every day we are open! See our food truck schedule in our Tasting Room Page.
Q: I can't live without my dear Biscuit, is my dog allowed in the Tasting Room?
A: We currently are not allowing any animals due to the COVID-19 spacing restrictions. In order to keep all of our tables and guests apart and maximize seating we are not able to accomodate our furry friends at this time. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions.
Q: I can't find a babysitter! Can are my children allowed in the Tasting Room?
A: Until we are able to reopen fully we are strictly 21 and older. Due to spacing requirements we are not able to accommodate anyone under the age of 21 including infants in strollers as the strollers take up the space in between tables. Please understand that we only serve beer so we need to reserve seating for our customers who can legally consume our product.
Q: I love your Tasting Room, but sometimes it is very busy and I just want my own space for me and a bunch of my friends. How can I go about renting one of your three private party rooms?
A: It's simple, just visit our Private Events page, fill out a form, and wait for our tasting room manager to respond with our availability. You can also email him directly at , however we recommend using the form on our website so we receive all the information we need from you.
*Due to COVID-19 we are currently required to keep groups under 10 guests. If you arrive with a larger group you will be seperated into smaller groups and required to stay seating at separate tables. Please plan accordingly.
Q: I filled out the form, but he has not written back yet. Did I do something wrong?
A: Nope! Our Tasting Room Manager has a lot of responsibilities, so sometimes it takes time to get to everything. He sometimes does not have time to respond on weekends, but he will be sure to get back to you as soon as he can. He reserves rooms on a first come first serve basis, so if you sent him an email four days ago and your friend sent one two days ago looking for the same room he will respond to yours first. If he has not gotten back to you in five days, feel free to call us at 631-392-8472 and we would be happy to assist you!
Q: Your Tasting Room seems like a pretty happening place, do you have any special events I can attend?
A: Yes, there is always something going on at Great South Bay. Everything is free to play unless otherwise noted:
Monday we host Game Night where you can play one of our many board games in a quiet bar with all of your friends.
Wednesday we play multiple games of Bingo from 7-9 pm where you play to win beer, random prizes, and GSB Gift Cards
Thursday night you can test your knowledge on a subject with Trivia from 7-9 pm where you play to win beer and compete for a grand prize gift card to GSB worth anywhere from $50-$600.
Please visit our Public Events Page to see our Weekly Calendar, Trivia Topics, and Games Available. Additionally, we often have public/private events going on every weekend. Follow us on Instagram to stay informed on what is happening on a weekly basis.
Q: Sounds fun! I hate drinking in silence do you have music?
A: There is always music playing in the bar, however check out our Weekly Calendar in our Public Events Page to find out if there will be live music on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Q: I love your Massive IPA. Do you currently have that on tap, or anything else that tastes like it?
Q: You can see what is currently on tap at our Bay Brews Page. Our core beers will always been on tap, however refer back to it to see what specialty beers might have changed.
Q: You make so many beers, but I can't find all of them at my local supermarket. Can I buy a beer to-go at your location?
A: Yes, all of our beer to-go is on sale at greatsouthbaybrewery.square.site. All beer must be purchased online before you arrive. You will be given a pick-up time we ask you to adhere to in order to cut down wait times. If you cannot find it on our site it is either sold out or not being offered at this time.
To-Go Pick-Up Hours:
Q: I want to show support to Great South Bay, and see people wearing shirts with your logo around town. Do you sell GSB merchandise?
A: Yes, all of our available merchandise can be found on our online store for curbside pick-up! During these times you may find some items out of stock with some of our suppliers experiencing delays but please bear with us!
Hopefully this was helpful, but if not please feel free to explore our website to learn a bit more about us, stop by, shoot us an email at or give us a call at 631-392-8472. We hope to see you soon!