This blog was originally published in February of 2014; we’ve since updated it to reflect more current information. 
So, you’ve got a bunch of people together in Long Island, money burning a hole in your pocket and it’s somebody’s 21st birthday? 

Sounds like a recipe for a wild night.

Your plan of attack for Long Island’s bar scene doesn’t have to be disorganized. Take a gander at our list of the absolute best locations on or near Long Island for a 21st birthday celebration.



514 51st Avenue, Long Island City, NY

Is the birthday boy or girl a beer fan? Get them swiftly to Alewife, one of the best-reviewed bars in Long Island.

Alewife specializes in craft beer, with a menu spanning over 2-dozen taps. The two-level pub offers plenty of seating, plus a food menu featuring American classics like juicy burgers and garlic fries. Even if this is your first stop of the night, it’s the perfect way to kick off a 21st birthday for the ages.



1247 Melville Road, Farmingdale, NY

Changing Times is the perfect spot near Long Island to kick off your 21st; Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Arrive early to take advantage of the drink specials, or to order from their list of draft beers.

If you want to stay late and find yourself hungry, no worries: the kitchen is open late every day. They also offer over 50 televisions so you can catch the game while you party.



432 East 13th Street, Long Island

 The first thing that you should know about Keybar is that the first round of shots is free on your birthday. 

This place has DJs from all over world to provide great music and a full and fun bar to keep things going all night long.

Their huge fireplace stays lit all winter long to keep you warm this time of year. With 2-for-1 Happy Hour going on daily all week long, it’s easy to get what you want and plenty of it.

The drinks are mixed with fresh ingredients and even include an organic choice or two for those interested in a healthier side to partying. Keybar is open until 4 am daily. Head to Alphabet City to enjoy Keybar’s unique atmosphere.


3 West 35th Street, New York, NY

 Is it even really a birthday bash without karaoke?  This is an awesome stop to really get things cooking, with 9 private rooms, each of which can fit up to 40 guests.

With a huge list of songs to choose from, plus plenty of drink specials to keep things light and fun, there’s no better “madness on the mic” location.

If you decide to go early, this place has Happy Hour on Monday through Friday from 3pm to 8pm; this also include half-price karaoke, $4 beers and $4 well drinks!



609 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY

If the birthday boy or girl is interested in whiskey, you won’t find a better stop than this

It’s a little further off of the beaten path, but is still an awesome place to get great drinks and fantastic grilled cheese sandwiches.  They have whiskey tastings, quiz nights, and provide space for private events if you’d like to keep your party exclusive.

Noorman’s is an award winning home of over 600 different whiskeys. so you’re sure to find one for you.



No one wants to be the designated driver during a birthday celebration; that’s why booking a limousine or party bus is so important.

Executive Ground Transportation calls Long Island home, and we have a ton of great vehicles, any of which is suitable for an awesome birthday party.

We have luxury SUVs, stretch limosines, Mercedes Sprinter vans and party buses with tons of amenities. No matter the size of your birthday group, we can accommodate you.

Be safe while you celebrate, and book transportation you can trust. Executive’s professional chauffeurs will make sure your evening is everything you want it to be.

Contact us today for more information on our services.