Fall is a time of pumpkin beers, lattes, dining al fresco under heaters, watching football, brisk walks, and more. You can do all of that and more in Farmingdale thanks to the many businesses that populate Main Street and beyond!
Here are 10 places to visit in Farmingdale, as well as what you can do there.
○ Depending on your preferences, fall can be a time for some of the most popular seasonal beers. Perhaps you’re feeling an Oktoberfest or an amber ale. Or maybe you want to satisfy your pumpkin beer cravings? Lithology offers those beers and more during the fall season with its rotating tap list! While you’re enjoying a pint, you may also want to play a game of BruBag outside, weather permitting. Lithology also hosts Bingo on Wednesdays, comedy on Thursdays once a month, trivia on Thursdays twice a month, and Music Block weekend once a month.
● Indulge In Fall Specials and Football Deals at The Nutty Irishman (address: 323 Main Street)
○ The Nutty Irishman has football fans covered during the NFL season, with Sunday beer and wing deals. Also, each fall, keep an eye out for Oktoberfest celebrations and food. Whether it's Country Nights, trivia, or live music, The Nutty Irishman always has something cool going on in the event space in the back of the bar. Grab your friends and hit the dance floor or test your trivia mettle.
○ Many people love a nice hot cup of coffee and a pastry, especially when the weather starts to get chilly. At Elise’s Niece’s Cafe, you can indulge in a cup of coffee to go along with cookies, a slice of cake, mini loaf of bread or Pop-Tarts-inspired pastries. The courtyard, located behind Back In Time, also offers a cozy bonfire to keep you toasty during the fall weather. Owner Jenna Napolitano created the shop in honor of her late Aunt Elise, who used to bake with Jenna.
● Grab a Meal and Pint at The Villager in Their Outdoor Biergarten (address: 306 Main Street)
○ The Villager is serving up burgers, bowls, sandwiches, and more. The gastropub has assembled a tap list with beers for anyone, as well as fall-inspired cocktails. You can dine indoors or in the outdoor Biergarten behind the pub, as there are heaters and cornhole set up. The Villager usually offers live music on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. General Manager James Zeffiro is looking to provide people with an experience every time they head to The Villager, while head chef William Ahearn puts his unique spin on things. You may want to try pub’s The Villager burger, which includes waffle fries and Gouda cheese sauce, the Big Mick burger, or see what else strikes your fancy! If you’re lucky, they may still be offering their limited-time Oktoberfest menu that is synonymous with fall!
○ For some, fall means sports: NFL season is in full gear, the NHL and NBA are starting up, and MLB squads vie for the World Series. Croxley’s offers a TV for any sporting event you can think of. While you’re enjoying the game, or you just want to hang out with your friends, enjoy one of the ale house’s many beers on tap or in cans. With the rotating rarities at Croxley’s, there’s a beer for everyone. Stouts, ambers, blondes, IPAs, fruited wheats…you name it, and Croxley’s has it. So pound some wings or a pub burger and cheer your team to victory!
○ A famous fall festivity is pumpkin picking. Whether you are baking a pie, creating a Jack-O’-Lantern, or simply displaying the orange fruit, the sphere-shaped food has become a Halloween icon. At Starkie Brothers, you can grab what you need right in Farmingdale. Not in the mood for pumpkins? Try roses, which according to Starkie Brothers, are best planted in the fall.
○ Step By Step offers courses for children ages 2 through high school graduation. The studio offers ballet, hip-hop, jazz, Irish step, contemporary and more, so there’s something for every child. The studio also offers adult classes in yoga and dance tone. Get fit and learn new routines…step by step!
○ Between the Dark Horse and High Horse, this restaurant group has all your needs covered. Want to watch sports? They have televisions for that. Want to crush a few cold ones with your pals? There are plenty to choose from. A specialty cocktail? High Horse introduced plenty of those to its menu. Speaking of menus, the tavern has a well-rounded one, ranging from appetizers to pub fare and flatbreads to wings. High Horse, an ages 25-and-up room above the Dark Horse, also features arcade game machines and windows overlooking the rest of Main Street.
● Go-Kart, Play and Chill at RPM Raceway (address: 40 Daniel Street)
○ RPM Raceway offers the thrill of high-speed go-karting in a controlled environment. Try out the raceway’s Italian-made go-karts on their European-style tracks. Race against your friends or try to beat your own personal record. If you’re not up for racing, try some of the business’s other offerings, such as VR battles, racing simulators, arcade games, and bowling. If you’re hungry, indulge in burgers, pizzas or tacos. To wash it down, try one of the raceway’s craft cocktails!
○ If you are already thinking ahead to next year’s dream backyard, think about visiting Kaufman Allied Patio Furniture for fall deals on stock items and floor models. From wood furniture to aluminum and umbrellas to cushions, this shop has you covered.