Dublin Deck in Patchogue removes volleyball courts and revamps outdoor dining area
After 13 years, the Dublin Deck team in Patchogue have said goodbye to their iconic volleyball courts.
Owner Mark Miller said the core recreation area “run its course” and his goal is to “make the place nicer” so they can appeal to an older demographic.
It was what he saw at a night out at Gurney’s in Montauk with his family during the winter that inspired him to revamp the outdoor space.
“People were sitting outside by these fire pits having hot chocolate, and I was like, ‘Wow, we could do this,'” Miller said. ” And that’s what we’ve done. We built three giant fireplaces.
Two of the homes can hold 25 people and the largest can hold 50 people, he added.
In addition to the new fire pits, Miller said his team revamped the entire property, turned the volleyball courts into dining space and added waterfalls to the regular dining room.
The Deck has also created a host of new events and specials taking place in the restaurant’s renovated outdoor space.
“I wanted to create something out of the box,” Miller said.
Game Show Night — Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — lets attendees spin a Ferris wheel of fun, compete for prizes, and sip $5 Coors Light and Modelo beers. The evening is led by a professional game show host and there is no coverage to get in on the action, Miller said.
There are different family games played each week, including “Family Feud”, “Casino Night”, “Name That Tune”, dating games and more.
“It’s not just a trivial little thing,” Miller said. “Everyone who enters spins the wheel when they first arrive and win something. It’s for all ages and it really is a family night out.
Lucky winners can step out of the Dublin Deck with prizes such as $200 gift certificates and $1,000 cash.
For Long Island country music fans, Humpday Hoedown is every Wednesday night at the Dublin Deck, 6-10 p.m. Live country music plays all night, and there are freebies and drink specials that include $5 Corona Lights and Twisted Teas.
Click here to see the full list of weekly specials.
Dublin Deck isn’t the only Patchogue River bar undergoing change, Miller said.
At Harbor Crab Co. on Division Street, the restaurant’s riverboat, The Barefoot Princess, is now missing. His departure opens up a better view of the river, he says.
Miller bought the derelict building next door and demolished it as well, and added outdoor dining along the boat ramps under imported palm trees.
“Every year we just try to make it more enjoyable, we’ve been around for 25 years,” Miller said of Dublin Deck. “You can’t do this if you don’t change, so we keep coming up with ideas. Some of them work. Some of them don’t work. But it keeps everything fresh and customers engaged.
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Top image: Aerial view of Dublin Bridge (screenshot via promotional video).