The North River Lobster Company offers trips on its three-story yacht and a summery menu by executive chef Gil Martinez that includes mouth-watering lobster rolls and an indulgent raw bar. The "Shelly" (for a cool $99) is New York City’s biggest lobster roll at over two feet long. Of course, it's meant to be shared — it's packed with Atlantic lobster, Old Bay mayo, celery, lemon zest, and lettuce all set on a giant 28-inch potato roll. You can wash it all down with a refreshing Watermelon Mule, the Frozé! Frozé! Frozé, the Lifesaver with Ketel Botanical Peach and Orange Blossom Vodka, Triple Sec, orange and grenadine or a crisp margarita or sangria — all come in a standard 12-ounce serving, a 24-ounce keepsake illuminated Lighthouse cup, or a 64-ounce pitcher. You can also order buckets of ice-cold beer, cider and hard seltzer, too. All you need is a boarding pass for $10 to hop on the boat and go for a sale. Just check northriverlobsterco.com for sailing times.
Forget everything you were told, because this summer, you have our permission to rock the boat. New York’s waterways are overflowing with boat parties and floating escapades that go overboard with perks. Replete with full bars, great food, and live music, getting out on the water offers one of the most refreshing ways to soak up the open skies—not to mention, stunning views of Manhattan’s skyline. Oh, and since New York has no shortage of places to drink outside, make sure to also check out our favorite outdoor dining spots, rooftop bars and boat bars for sipping cocktails in the open-air.
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