Summer drinks in NYC

Find the best outdoor drinking spots in New York, including rooftop bars, outdoor beer gardens and more

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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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 boozy things to do outside—including New York bars near the best parks, rooftop bars, the season’s best new cocktails and the best spots for day-drinking—as well as indoor bars where you can cool off.

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Summer drinks in NYC

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NYC's best rooftop bars

Have a cocktail high above the city and take in spectacular views at one of the best elevated bars in NYC

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The best beer gardens and beer halls in New York City

Brewhounds can keep the suds flowing at these drinking destinations

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The best waterfront restaurants and bars in NYC

Take in the city’s stunning views the best way we know how—by grabbing drinks or dinner at these waterfront spots

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The 30 best bars for outdoor drinking in New York

All the finest beer gardens, patios and terraces for those sunny, boozy afternoons in the city

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The best beer bars in NYC

Here are the sudsy best beer standouts—from the Bronx to Bed-Stuy—that every in-the-know hops-head needs to try

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The best margaritas in NYC

Frozen, fruity or on the rocks—no matter how you stir them, these are the best margaritas in Gotham

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The best micheladas in NYC

A Cinco de Mayo staple, Mexico’s unsung beer cocktail is enjoying a resurgence in NYC bars and restaurants

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The best wine bars in NYC

New York is in the middle of a wine-bar renaissance. Spend your time sipping and swirling at the best of the bunch.

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Fantastic boat bars in NYC

Outdoor drinking hits the harbor with these fantastic boat bars

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10 non-douchey rooftop bars

Nothing ruins a night out or a nice bit of rooftop day drinking like an obnoxious crowd

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Summer drinks in NYC neighborhoods

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Long Island City bars near MoMA PS1

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Brooklyn bars near Prospect Park

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Williamsburg bars near Smorgasburg

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Bars near Governors Island

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Comments

2 comments
Rita A
Rita A

Kind of sick of the Brooklyn kiss ass on a regular basis, and the fact that the address for anything in Queens is listed as Queens, NY, not Astoria, or LIC, which would indicate a bit better where the tasty joint is located. Queens is not the "wilds of Astoria" anymore...(doubt your writers would know where that quote comes from without googling it)... Queens is not some vast morass  or such... Get to know your town or don't write about it. 

Daniela
Daniela

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