It's not just dining that makes a downtown hot: for a vibrant after-dark scene, any good town center needs a healthy dose of libations, and a main street crowded with pubs calls for a good bar crawl. The idea is simple: make your way from Point A to Point B, stopping for a pint or a glass at each location.
First, pick your night: Thursday skews younger with college and post-college-aged revelers. Saturday brings out a more mature dinner and after-dinner drinking crowd. Sunday is for locals or bar and restaurant workers themselves, or anyone who doesn't have to be anywhere early Monday morning.
Any Babylon Village crawl should hit at least some of the main spots. Start off at Barrique for the sophisticated crowd enjoying wine tastings in the dimly-lit bar area. Sit at the bar and share a small plate or two to fuel the rest of the night. is a great choice for early in the night as well: grab a comfy seat around the fireplace and choose from one of 18 beer varieties on tap. The clientele is a nice village mix of young and old.
If you're looking for something a bit less sedate, make your way toward Irish pub or . You can enjoy an impromptu Babylon High School reunion at either. For a flashier dance scene finish the night off at and . Just don't blame us if by then your pub walk is more of a pub stumble.
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Category: Dining and bars
Season: Any, but summer warm nights are ideal for nighttime strolling of the village.
Note: Although Babylon Village is a great place to have fun in, public drunkenness and antics are never appreciated. And don't forget to arrange ahead for a ride home or call a cab after your big night.