Summer drinks in NYC: Rooftop bars, outdoor parties and summer cocktails

Find the best alfresco spots in NYC for summer drinks, including rooftop bars, outdoor spots with activities, and more summertime bars



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The skies are sunny and hot weather is here, which can mean only one thing: the season for summer drinks is upon us. Check out our guide to NYC’s best outdoor bars—including bars near the best parks, rooftop bars and the best spots for day-drinking—as well as indoor bars where you can cool off. We’ve also got the scoop on the season’s best new canned beers, as well as where bands playing summer concerts in New York like to drink.

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Hi! I just bought Time Out to read about the best new outdoor bars but only to find out that the majority are located in Brooklyn or Queens. Quite disappointed about that. You should have headlined the title differently, then I would have saved $5. Daniela Upper West Side

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