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All about Great South Bay Brewery’s sparkling new Lindenhurst location

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Great South Bay Brewery’s brand-new restaurant is fully open in downtown Lindenhurst.

The Davis family, majority owners of the Bay Shore brewery, spent nine months transforming the old bank building in the heart of the downtown into the multi-level venture that opened in March.

The $5 million project involved turning the old First National Bank of Lindenhurst, built in 1930, into a space that has something for everyone.

“[Lindenhurst] has become a real hotspot and we fell in love with the building,” said Brian Davis, who co-owns GSB with his brothers, Chris and Bill, and their father Doug. “It’s a beautiful space.”

But they had their work cut out, having to cut through three feet of concrete in the walls and ceiling to convert the bank into a specious restaurant.

Lindenhurst patrons get to experience a mix of traditional seating and lounge seating throughout, with a 30-seat, horseshoe-shaped bar on the main floor featuring spirits and a 12-beer tap system.

Other features include a second-floor bar that overlooks the restaurant, a terrace with outdoor seating, and a lounge with views of Wellwood Avenue.

They also transformed the old vault into a spot for additional dining and private parties.

Highlights from what the owners describe as an elevated pub food menu include short rib mac-and-cheese, a selection of artisan pizzas and heartier meals such as the chicken capricciosa, a dish that features chicken cutlets topped with baby arugula, Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and balsamic honey glaze. Keep scrolling for more photos, and more about Great South Bay Brewery.

Photos courtesy of Great South Bay Brewery in Lindenhurst.


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Great South Bay is also opening a casual restaurant and tasting room at the Station Yards development in Ronkonkoma. They just got the keys to the location and expect to begin work later this month.

Some recent history

The horseshoe bar at GSB in Lindenhurst, as seen from the second floor. (courtesy photo)

The Davis family teamed with Great South Bay Brewery founder Rick Sobotka, a practicing anesthesiologist, in 2016.

Before that, in 2012, the family had sold its aerospace company in Bay Shore. That company’s headquarters, a 40,000-square-foot industrial building at 25 Drexel Drive, would later become home to Great South Bay Brewery.

Since becoming majority owners (it was originally a 50-50 deal) the family members knew they wanted to grow the brand. Now it’s finally time.

“It took a little while to get there, but we feel super comfortable now and are really excited,” said Chris Davis. “We’re not done after these two. We’re looking to continue to expand the Great South Brewery name, and bring as much beer and smiles to people as we can.”


Top: (L-R) Chris Palmer, Chris Davis, Brian Davis, Ryan Kim, Doug Davis, and Billy Davis. (GLI Photo/Nicholas Esposito)

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