Cozy Places: Vines & Hops in downtown Riverhead

Vines & Hops photos by Randee Daddona

Vines & Hops photos by Randee Daddona

Seamlessly blending comfort with class, downtown Riverhead newcomer Vines & Hops is the ideal spot to share a chorizo and cheese plate with friends over a glass of top-rated wine or craft beer.

Decidedly unassuming from the street, the interior of this East Main Street tavern is visually enchanting, with sangria-colored walls, plush divans, an electric fireplace and soft, ambient lighting. Unique decorative touches like the curious collection of dead cedar trees that were salvaged from the wreckage of superstorm Sandy, hung from the café’s ceiling and then wrapped in white Christmas lights, lend charm to the generously sized space.

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“We wanted it to be as relaxing as possible — almost as though you’re in your living room,” owner Jeff McKay says.

True to his word, customers are encouraged to move the café’s chocolate-brown sofas together and enjoy time with good company. Best of all? Couch-side bar service means you won’t even need to leave your seat.

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Vinesand Hops Photo by Randee Daddona

Vinesand Hops Photo by Randee Daddona

Vinesand Hops Photo by Randee Daddona

Vinesand Hops Photo by Randee Daddona