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Ten awesome bars with hidden outdoor drinking spaces

Ten awesome bars with hidden outdoor drinking spaces
Photograph: Courtesy Midnights

There's nothing more liberating or enjoyable than sipping summer drinks outside in New York. We're lucky to have access to so many rooftop bars with beautiful views as well as plenty of alfresco beer gardens, but since these popular haunts tend to draw in the masses, what's your plan B for a leisurely evening of outdoor drinking? We'll tell you: Cool, low-key bars with hidden outdoor drinking spaces! 

You might not realize it when you first walk in, but a lot of the best bars in town have secret gardens or patios that make you feel as if you're not even in the city anymore. So here are our picks for the best bars with the prettiest and most discrete backyards. Try one out tonight! 


Mulberry Project, Little Italy 

Order this: Watermelon Arugula Salad ($12) and the Jenna Jameson (vodka, St. Germain, strawberry juice and Prosecco). 149 Mulberry St (646-448-4536,

OAK, Williamsburg 

Order this: Pulled pork sliders ($9) and the Riesling ($10). 361 Graham Avenue (718-387-1245, 

Sweet and Vicious, Nolita 

Order this: The frozen jargarita. (The brain freeze is worth it). 5 Spring St (212-334-7915, 

Midnights, Williamsburg 

Order this: Chilled Oysters ($18 or $36 for a dozen) and the Bill Murray (white rum, lime, basil, garden mint). 149 N 6th St (718-384-6961, 

Death Ave, Chelsea 

Order this: Fried Calamari ($18) and the Cucumber Mojito. 315 10th Ave (212-695-8080, 

Photograph: Courtesy Death Ave

LIC Bar, Hunters Point

Order this: Whatever is on tap, duh! 45-58 Vernon Blvd (718-786-5400, 

Photograph: Courtesy LIC Bar


Maracuja, Williamsburg 

Order this: Yucca Fries and a natural frozen cocktail. 279 Grand St (718-302-9023, 

Photograph: Courtesy Maracuja




 Revival, Gramercy 

 Order this: The house red or white sangria is a must. 129 E 15th St (212-253-8061, 


Photograph: Courtesy Revival


The Cannibal, Midtown East 

Order this: House Beef Jerky for $6 and a Passion Fruit Kicker beer. 113 E 29th St (212-686-5480, 

La Lupe Cantina, Bushwick 

Order this: Margaritas for $5 and chips and guacamole for $7. Bargain.  9 Jefferson St (347-715-2455, 


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