Best outdoor bars

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The Delancey




Rocky Sullivan's


The Standard Biergarten


The Garden at Studio Square NYC; Photograph: Lizz Kuehl


Sweet & Vicious

The Delancey
The roof goes off at this downtown party house sporting the finest view on the LES. 168 Delancey St at Clinton St (212-254-9920)

At this East Village beer mecca, choose from 250 brews (17 on tap), from the expensive to the unpronounceable. 41 First Ave between 2nd and 3rd Sts (212-475-5097,

Hell Gate Social
Open-air movies screen on balmy Sunday nights at this sleek Astoria boite. 12-21 Astoria Blvd between 12th and 14th Sts, Astoria, Queens (718-204-8313,

Rocky Sullivan’s
Take in the Red Hook waterfront over a Sixpoint ale on Rocky’s spacious roof. 34 Van Dyke St at Dwight St (718-246-8050,

The Standard Biergarten
This beer garden sets the price of everything on its menu to $8—including the suds. 848 Washington St at 13th St, entrance on Little W 12th St at Washington St (212-645-4646)

Studio Square
The outdoor biergarten has party-hearty ambience, fueled by DJs, live bands and one of the city’s best tap selections. 35-33 36th St between 35th and 36th Aves (718-383-1001,

Sweet Afton
This homey Queens gastropub offers a smartly curated array of reasonably priced suds. 30-09 34th St at 30th Ave, Astoria, Queens (718-777-2570,

The Summit Bar
This democratic lounge for serious drinkers serves up classic cocktails and more creative tipples. 133 Ave C between 8th and 9th Sts (

Sweet and Vicious
At this relaxed downtown spot, revelers gather on the graffiti-adorned patio to tip back pints. 5 Spring St between Bowery and Elizabeth St (212-334-7915,

Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club
Sip cocktails (sangria, daiquiris) and summery beers on the water's edge. North side of Pier 17, Fulton St at South St (

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