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Best bars and clubs for birthday parties on Long Island

A group of ladies at the bar at

(Credit: David Pokress, 2009)

Lines at the door, waiting on bartenders, sharing space with strangers - sometimes you want to celebrate in public, but with VIP amenities. Here are some spots that have private party deals that will make your party their priority. --Ian J. Stark

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    Inside the Changing Times Ale House in East

    Changing Times Ale House $$ | American, Pub, Sports bar 526B Larkfield Rd. East Northport

    PRICE: Packages range from $26.95-$39.95 per person.

    MINIMUMS: 20 people, for at least two hours.

    THE DEAL: Hot buffet, appetizer platters, house or top-shelf open bar (depending on package).

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    The exterior sign of Changing Times American Sports

    Changing Times American Sports Bar & Grille $$ | Pub, Sports bar, American 29 East Main St., Bay Shore

    PRICE: Packages range from $40-$62 per person.

    MINIMUMS: 15 people, for at least two hours.

    THE DEAL: Appetizer platters, trays/passed hors d’oeuvres, house or top-shelf open bar, draught or craft beer options (depending on package).

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    Stacey Holder of West Islip shows her team

    Changing Times Pub Farmingdale Nightspot, Pub, Sports bar 1247 Melville Rd. Farmingdale

    PRICE: Packages range from $23.95-$36.95 per person.

    MINIMUMS: 20 people, for at least two hours.

    THE DEAL: Hot buffet, house or top-shelf open bar (depending on package).

    VIP AREA: Designated area that can include space for a DJ or live music.

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    Honu Kitchen and Cocktails in Huntington. (July 20,

    Honu Kitchen & Cocktails $$$ | Eclectic, American 363 New York Ave. Huntington

    PRICE: Packages start at $25 an hour

    MINIMUMS: 10 people, for at least two hours

    THE DEAL: Guests wear wristbands, upgrades for passed hors d'oeuvres, buffets, pasta and carving stations available.

    VIP AREA: Upstairs loft.

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    Beer on tap at Kasey's American Grill at

    Kasey's Kitchen & Cocktails $$ | American, Nightspot 23 N. Park Ave. Rockville Centre

    PRICE: Packages start at $25 an hour

    MINIMUMS: 10 people, for at least two hours

    THE DEAL: Guests wear wristbands, upgrades for passed hors d'oeuvres, buffets, pasta and carving stations available.

    VIP AREA: Private party rooms or roped-off area available.

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    A group of ladies at the bar at

    Library Cafe $$$ | Lounge, American 274 Main St. Farmingdale

    PRICE: Sun-Thurs: $31.95-$38.95; Fri-Sat: $36.95-$43.95 (per person)

    THE DEAL: Food is buffet or sit-down dinner. With house wine and draft beer: $31.95 Sun-Thurs, $36.95 Fri-Sat. With 3-hour open bar: $38.95 Sun-Thurs, $43.95 Fri-Sat.

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    Maxwell's American Bar & Grille is a saloon-style

    Maxwell's $$ | Pub, American 501 Main St Islip

    PRICE: Sun-Thurs: $31.95-$38.95; Fri-Sat: $36.95-$43.95 (per person)

    THE DEAL: Food is buffet or sit-down dinner. With house wine and draft beer: $31.95 Sun-Thurs, $36.95 Fri-Sat. With 3-hour open bar: $38.95 Sun-Thurs, $43.95 Fri-Sat.

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    The bar at Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge

    Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge Pan Asian, Lounge 48 Deer Park Ave. Babylon

    PRICE: $15 an hour

    MINIMUMS: 10 people, two hours

    THE DEAL: Drinks as a bar tab and charged upon consumption. Passed appetizers.

    VIP AREA: The “Chef's Room” upstairs or a private room downstairs.

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    Club-goers dance at Mulcahy's in Wantagh

    Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall Dance club, Pub, Rock and more, Sports bar, Nightspot, Music, Rock music 3232 Railroad Ave. Wantagh

    PRICE: $30-$45 an hour, per person

    THE DEAL: Three-hour open bar with appetizers: $30. Three-hour top-shelf open bar with dinner entrees: $45.

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    RoofTop 32 is above Kasey's Kitchen and Cocktails

    Rooftop 32 $$ | Lounge, New American 23 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre

    PRICE: Packages start at $25 an hour

    MINIMUMS: 10 people, for at least two hours (available April-Oct.)

    THE DEAL: Guests wear wristbands, upgrades for passed hors d'oeuvres, buffets, pasta and carving stations available.

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