8 Outdoor Drinking Spots in NY

Our statistics tells us that there is a significant amount of our readers who are looking for a beer garden or a roof bar to welcome the summer with a cold beer or a frozen cocktail. Here we are going to name the places where you can go to on a breezy and boozy afternoon.

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1. Pier A Harbor House

If you want to booze with a view, then the Pier A Harbor House, is a nautical themed bar that offers some great booze and a view of the harbor on the Southern side of Manhattan. The 28,000 square foot beer hall on the ground floor also features an open kitchen and can seat up to 400, with an equal amount of seating arrangements made on the deck outside overlooking the harbor.

22 Battery Pl
New York, NY 10280


2. Ambrose Hall

When the temp touches the 90s, the Ambrose Hall offers a cool watering hole with its sea-kissed air and twinkling lights. Named after the lightship Ambrose, this place is split into three parts. First, you get a nautical-ish hall on the ground floor, a spruced up surf club on top of shipping containers and a beer garden. For those looking towards spending a day by the ocean, Ambrose Hall offers a cool, non-cramped getaway (just stay away from rush hour!).

18 Fulton St.
b/t Front St & South St
South Street Seaport
New York, NY 10038


3. Iona

Iona is one of those very rare Scottish bars that offer hot toddies, booze and free ping-pong. The DJ helps a lot in keeping the place fresh and energetic, and there’s plenty of space inside and in the backyard as well. From the preppy hipster to the old school Williamsburger, Iona offers a cool, electrical environment where you can enjoy your favorite poison and watch the EPL games.

180 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

4. Maison Premiere

Sitting at the bar in the Maison Premiere in Williamsburg, it’s easy to get carried away by the oval-shaped, marble top bar. A sensuous atmosphere, iron tables, and creeping vines, this 1,000 square foot outdoor oyster bar will be your secret weapon against the scorching summer temperatures.

298 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211


5. The Delancey

The Lower East Side crowd can always visit Manhattan’s most exotic rooftop bar. The Delancey offers those who want to enjoy a drink with three levels of awesomeness. While the rooftop bar is the main draw here, especially during the hot summer evenings, the venue does attract most of its clientele with its variety of atmospheres and a rooftop bar that offers some great views of the Williamsburg Bridge. If you’re looking for an electrifying experience, The Delancey is a place where you can have an amazing time, enjoy some good booze and hangout in a cool ambiance in the heart of the buzzing Lower East Side.

168 Delancey St.
New York, NY 10002


6. The Narrows

If you’re looking for an up-scale drinker, The Narrows offers an experience which is right out of an episode of Cheers. The casual, laid-back atmosphere makes it a great place to relax, alone or with friends. The menu offers some fun and interesting options for a bar, making it a great option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overall, a great place for those who don’t care to socialize.

1037 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237


7. The Cannibal

For the best beer in the city of NYC head down to The Cannibal on 113 E 29th St. The venue offers a wine-like variety of beer (especially of the Belgian variety) and some delicious Tandoori Lamb if you have an appetite. At the back, you’ll find a covered and heated garden which is occupied with comfy wooden chairs, great for the lone wolf or a large group. Overall, expect to enjoy a great vibe and some classy folk at The Cannibal.

113 E 29th St.
New York, NY 10016


8. Northern Territory

This down-under pub located at 12 Franklin St. Brooklyn named after Australia’s topmost tip. You will find an array of skewers to mix along with some great appetizer options to munch on while enjoying your favorite brew/bloodies and just about any drink your heart desire. And while you can’t eat on the roof, you will enjoy some great scenic views. When it comes to the drinks, while cheap they are not, that’s the case for most if not all of the bars in New York City.

12 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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