Spiro’s is back serving up cocktails after state reinstates liquor license


Biscotti Martinis. Mango Jalapeño Margaritas. Chocogasms.

Spiro’s Lounge is back serving up these cocktails and more after their liquor license was restored by New York State Liquor Authority last week.

In February, the Rocky Point fine dining restaurant had its ability to sell alcoholic beverages suspended after a first-time COVID-19 safety infraction.

Jay Ozdemir, manager at Spiro’s, released a statement to GreaterPorJeff regarding the violation.

“The [State Liquor Authority] is doing their best to protect people and we get it,” Ozdemir said. “We always took Covid-19 seriously from the beginning. We installed dividers at the bar, UV filtration system, and even closed the restaurant for two weeks — wasn’t mandatory — in November, when we had a positive case, to get everyone tested, sanitize the restaurant.

“A warning at first would be more fair than taking our license away for a month, it hurts everyone, especially people working really hard to make ends meet.”

[Read the full statement by clicking here.]

Top: Spiro’s Chocogasm: Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka / Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal / Godiva Chocolate Liqueur / Rum Chata / Dark Creme de Cacao / ice cream (credit: