Top 10 New York Islanders Sports Bars

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New York Islanders after defeating the Colorado Avalanche. Photo Credit: Quintin Soloviev.

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Best place to watch the New York Islanders is in the arena. But what if the Isles are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best New York Islanders bars to watch the game with other Orange and Blue fans.

Islanders Team History

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Uniondale, Long Island, is the future home of the New York Islanders.

The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team in United States. And the Islanders compete in the East Division of the  National Hockey League (NHL).

The Islanders were established in 1972.  And they originally played home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on Long Island.

Previously, Long Island had a hockey team called the Long Island Ducks, who played in the Eastern Hockey League from 1959 to 1973.

The Islanders have won six division championships. And they have also won six conference championships.

Most importantly, they have won four Stanley Cups. In fact, the Isles had a 19-game playoff winning streak between 1980 and 1984.

And this is a record no other professional sports team can match.

In addition, they are the last team in any major professional North American sport to win four consecutive championships!

However, the last time the Islanders won the league championship was in the 1982-83 season.

Because the NY Islanders were unable to rebuild or replace the Nassau Coliseum in suburban Long Island, the team moved to Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015. And this is where the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) play home games.

However, during the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons, the Islanders split their home games between Barclays Center and the Nassau Coliseum.

And the Islanders are playing all their home games in the 2020–21 season at the Nassau Coliseum.

In fact, a new arena called UBS Arena is currently under construction in near Belmont Park in Uniondale. And the hockey team plans to play home games there in the 2021-22 season.

In addition to the Islanders, there are two other NHL franchises in the New York Metropolitan Area. Firstly, the New York Rangers are based in Manhattan. Secondly, the New  Jersey Devils are based in Newark, New Jersey.

In addition, there is a third NHL franchise in New York State. The Buffalo Sabres play in update New York.

Best New York Islanders Bars in Long Island

Here are 10 of the best sports bars and restaurants in Long Island where you can root for the Islanders with like-minded fans.

However, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

  1. Minnesota’s – 959 West Beech Street, Long Beach, New York. Telephone: (516) 431-0280. FACEBOOK
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings – 358 North Broadway, Hicksville, New York. Telephone: (516) 937-9453.
  3. Rudi’s Bar & Grill – 554 NY-112, Patchogue, New York. Telephone: (631) 627-6726. FACEBOOK
  4. Oyster Bay Brewery – 36 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York. Telephone:  (516) 802-5546. FACEBOOK
  5. Tap and Barrel– 558 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, New York. Telephone: (631) 780-5474. FACEBOOK
  6. Coasters Tavern – East Meadow – 487 Newbridge Road,
    East Meadow, New York. Telephone: (516) 557-2222. FACEBOOK
  7. Mr Beery’s Bethplace – 4019 Hempstead Turnpike,
    Bethpage, New York. Telephone: (516) 579-7049. FACEBOOK
  8. Sinclair’s Pub – West Babylon – 419 Great East Neck Rd., West Babylon, New York. Telephone:  (516) 579-7049. FACEBOOK

Best Islanders Sports Bars in Brooklyn

The following sports bars and restaurants in Brooklyn are popular with New York Islanders fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

 

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Best Islanders Sports Bars in Manhattan

Here are some sports bars and restaurants popular with New York Islanders fans in Manhattan.

While these venues often show Islanders games, there are no guarantees.

Therefore, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

 

A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract New York Islanders fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

Sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Other times they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special events.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on New York Islanders Bars Wanted

If you have patronized any of these New York Islanders sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for fans New York Islanders, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these New York Islanders watch bars have closed – or if New York fans are no longer watching Islanders games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the New York Islanders play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Islanders-friendly sports bars in other cities!

 

This list of the best New York Islanders sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NHL teams

 

 

2 Replies to “Top 10 New York Islanders Sports Bars”

  1. Minnesotas in Long Beach constantly has an electric isles atmosphere during every game. Not only is every game played on most (if not all) of the 15 tv’s and giant projector screen in complete surround sound. The experience is accompanied by much more including; Isles themed beers (Barn Rocker, Labatte, etc.) free giveaways nearly every game (Tshirts, Rally towels, Koozies etc.) and a staff and clientele as passionate as the fans rocking the barn every game. To reserve your seats call ahead or head over to their website so you don’t miss out on the action, Let’s Go Islanders

    959 W Beech Street, Long Beach NY 11561
    5164310280

    https://www.minnesotaslb.com/

    1. Sorry I didn’t notice this earlier! Anyway, thanks very much for the tip! I’d be happy to add your establishment to the list!

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