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The Delancey
Rocky Sullivan's
The Standard Biergarten
The Garden at Studio Square NYC; Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
Sweet & Vicious

Best outdoor bars

Go out and get drunk.


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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