Just enter Riverside Park at West 72nd Street and walk down a couple of blocks, and you’ll find this modest riverfront bar that the locals have been keeping a secret. Two heavy-duty grills and a few dozen small tables are all you’ll need—and all there is. The beer and wine list may be pedestrian ($5 Corona, Stella, Sam Adams Summer Ale and $6 glasses of Columbia Valley pinot grigio), but not so the Hudson views.
Pier I Café
|Venue name:||Pier I Café|
500 W 70th St
|Cross street:||at the Hudson River|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V ($15 minimum)|