Celebrate Independence Day by using your freedom to enjoy an adult beverage with a group of friends. Here’s a guide to the best Fourth of July drinking events in NYC. By Selena Ricks-Good.
Liberty Belle Spectacular
5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Empire Hotel Rooftop
44 W. 63rd St.
New York, NY
A vintage Fourth of July extravaganza with patriotic melodies by Gelber & Manning and The Star Spangled Orchestra, burlesque performance, tap dancers, DJs and more. Mixologist Fredo Ceraso will be whipping up cocktails. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door (cash only).
Annual 4th of July BBQ
588 Grand St.
Why make a mess with your own BBQ when you can join the fun at this Williamsburg bar’s backyard? Gourmet burgers, brats and potato salad are on the menu, and drinks are $1 off during happy hour, which goes until 7 p.m. Following a fireworks viewing, stay for a 10 p.m. screening of the Patrick Swayze film “Red Dawn.”
4th of July Picnic
6 p.m. – 4 a.m.
330 W. 40th St.
New York, NY
Check out the fireworks display from the 360-degree rooftop here while enjoying a five-hour open bar from 6 – 11 p.m. Picnic food such as sliders, chicken tenders, pigs in a blanket and more will be served. Tickets are $100, or call to reserve a table.
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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.