See our picks for the area’s best drinks

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Illustration by Kaitlin Beebe

For our first ever Best of the North Fork awards, our team debated (and debated, and debated) the top spots in the area in 58 categories, from lobster rolls and vintage shops to tasting rooms and takeout. Below, read on for our picks for the best in drink: bars, breweries, distilleries, winemakers and more.

We hope our list inspires you to support local — and drink something new and delicious!

Now that you have our list, it’s your turn to weigh in. Vote for your favorites in our Readers’ Choice Awards poll. You can vote once per email and voting closes on Sunday, July 25.

BEST WINERIES

  • Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue
  • Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport
  • Lenz Winery, Peconic
  • Macari Vineyards, Mattituck
  • McCall Wines, Cutchogue
  • Paumanok Vineyards, Aquebogue
  • Roanoke Vineyards, Riverhead

BEST TASTING ROOMS

  • Corey Creek Tap Room, Southold
  • Croteaux Vineyards, Southold
  • Lieb Cellars, Cutchogue
  • Kontokosta Winery, Greenport
  • RGNY, Riverhead
  • Rose Hill Vineyards, Mattituck
  • Sherwood House Vineyards, Jamesport
Illustration by Kaitlin Beebe

BEST BREWERIES

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Greenport and Peconic
  • Jamesport Farm Brewery, Riverhead
  • Long Ireland Beer Company, Riverhead
  • North Fork Brewing Company, Riverhead
  • Peconic County Brewing, Riverhead

BEST SPIRITS

  • LIV Long Island Spirits, Baiting Hollow
  • Matchbook Distilling Co., Greenport
  • Montauk Distilling Company, Riverhead
  • Twin Stills Moonshine, Riverhead

BEST COCKTAIL SPOTS

  • American Beech Lounge & Black Llama Bar, Greenport
  • Brix & Rye, Greenport
  • The Frisky Oyster, Greenport
  • KonTiki, Greenport
  • Noah’s, Greenport
  • The Preston House & Hotel, Riverhead
  • The Red Room at The Halyard, Greenport

BEST PLACES TO GRAB A DRINK

  • Billy’s by the Bay, Greenport
  • Bistro 72, Riverhead
  • Claudio’s Waterfront, Greenport
  • Lucharitos, Greenport
  • PORT, Greenport
  • Sophie’s Rest, Southold
  • Tweed’s, Riverhead
Illustration by Kaitlin Beebe

BEST TEA AND COFFEE HOUSES

  • Aldo’s Coffee Company, Greenport
  • D’Latte Café & Bakery, Greenport
  • Hampton Coffee Company, Aquebogue
  • North Fork Roasting Company, Southold
  • Sarikopa Organic Coffee & Tea House, Riverhead
  • Special Tea House, Greenport

BEST SPORTS BARS

  • The All-Star, Riverhead
  • Andy’s, Greenport
  • Digger’s Ales N’ Eats, Riverhead
  • Founders Tavern, Southold
  • Legends, New Suffolk
  • North Fork Road House, Mattituck
  • Phil’s, Wading River
Illustration by Kaitlin Beebe

BEST WINEMAKERS

  • Robin Epperson-McCarthy & Alie Shaper, Chronicle Wines
  • Kelly Koch, Terra Vite North Fork Winery & Vineyard and Woodside Orchards
  • Gilles Martin, Kontokosta Winery, Sherwood House Vineyards, Sparkling Pointe
  • Kareem Massoud, Paumanok Vineyards and Palmer Vineyards
  • Rich Olsen-Harbich, Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Tap Room
  • Claudia Purita, One Woman Winery
  • Roman Roth, Roanoke Vineyards and Wolffer Estate