5 Outdoor Drinking Spots in New York

Top places to enjoy an outdoor beverage


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As the colder months disappear, we can look forward to dusting off those shades and getting our fix of Vitamin D. Ok, if you don’t happen to be on an abandoned beach somewhere; sipping on an ice-cold beverage, you might think that the holiday vibe is out of reach. But city dwellers can enjoy the heat too, and there’s no better place than in the Big Apple. Take a look at our top 5 outdoor drinking spots to add to your hit list.Β 

Le Bain and the Rooftop – Meatpacking District

Teetering 18 floors up, above the Standard Hotel, gawp at the spectacular views of the Hudson River, whilst sipping on a Jungle J (gin, grapefruit, jalapeΓ±o, and pomegranate kombucha) – watch where you step though, as this place comes with its own Jacuzzi. Book a spot on the grass-covered terrace Friday-Sunday 4-11 pm.Β 

Address: 444 W.13th Street, New York, NY 10014
Telephone: +1212-645-7600
Website: lebainnewyork.com
Open From: 9 April 2021
Booking Required? RecommendedRooftop terrace

Image Credit: @muller.time

Garden of Love – SoHoΒ 

After the stresses and strains of the past year, we certainly need some love from this oasis in the heart of SoHo. Overlooked by the Freedom Tower and shaded by an abundance of palm trees, you’ll probably forget you’re in the middle of New York. With creative Mezcal inspired cocktails and Mexican bites, this sweet city spot will serve you up a much-needed dose of holiday fun.

Address: 76 Varick Street Entrance on Grand St.Between Varick + 6th Ave.New York, NY, 10013
Website: grupogitano.com
Open From: 1 May 2021
Booking Required? RecommendedOutside seating with surrounding plants

Image Credit: @clairelarkins

Our Wicked Lady – East Williamsburg

Our Wicked Lady is attached to rehearsal spaces and artist studios; it’s a magnet for the creative community, and the team look forward to hosting a range of live shows and parties when Covid restrictions allow. For now, the rooftop is available to book and they have a happy hour – bonus!Β 

Address: 153 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Website: ourwickedlady.com
Open from: Tues-Fri 5-11pm Sat-Sun 2-11pm
Booking Required? YesPeople dancing

Image Credit: @ourwickedlady

The Springs – GreenpointΒ 

Inspired by the laid back vibes of Southern California, sun worshippers can soak up the rays on a spacious patio, whilst enjoying one of the many retro cocktails – try a β€˜Some Like it Hot’, a tantalising mix of tequila, sweet vermouth, chipotle pepper and lemon.Β 

Address: 224 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States
Telephone: 347-227-7114
Website: thesprings-bk.com
Open: Mon-Fri 4-11pm Sat-Sun 2-11pm
Booking Required: Only for parties of 6-10 guests. Outdoor seating

Image Credit: @thespringsbk

Nowadays – RidgewoodΒ 

Open seven days a week, this place offers more than your standard watering hole. Enjoy the yurts, fire pits and an on-site food truck, churning out Japanese treats. Drinks from the bar include a range of beers, wines and cocktails. DJ’s also make an appearance at the weekend.Β Β 

Address: 56-06 Cooper Ave, Queens, NY 11385, USA
Telephone: +1 347-523-8535
Website: nowadays.nyc
Open: Mon-Fri 4-11pm Sat-Sun 12-11pm
Booking Required? Yes – via resy.comOutdoor seating area with lights

Image Credit: @nowadaysnyc








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