By Carly Petrone
From sipping on oversized Moscow Mules to creating your own ice cream bar, here are five ways to stay cool in NYC this summer.
10lb Moscow Mule at The Beach at Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
You’re going to want to bring some friends with you to The Beach at Dream Downtown because you can order a 10lb Moscow Mule that’s big enough to cool down the whole gang. Grab a day pass to their 4,800 square foot beach and park it at the glass bottom pool – you can always jump onto a FUNBOY luxury pool float and work on your tan in between sips. Just remember to keep hydrating throughout the day. The Beach is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and passes are available on site.
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Ice Cage at Mehanata
New York, NY
If you’ve been dancing all night and need a place to cool off, then make your way to Mehanata on the Lower East Side. This Bulgarian bar features a downstairs Ice Cage (yes, you read that correctly) that’s set to a balmy 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Step inside this frigid glass box, put on an authentic military uniform, and accept the challenge of taking up to six shots of vodka in two minutes. Did we mention that shots are taken out of a glass made of ice? Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Pop-Tails at Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking
18 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10014
Bite into Plunge Pops, the latest boozy creation from the folks over at Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking. If your go-to summer drink is a glass of rose (okay or maybe a bottle), definitely try these wine-infused popsicles that come in three enticing flavors – Coco Rose, Orange Pinot Gris, and Fruity Sangria. Escape the heat by biting into these tasty treats while taking in views of the Hudson from this gorgeous rooftop.
Float Along The NY Harbor On The Honorable William Wall
Manhattan Yacht Club
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Spend your summer evenings and weekends aboard the Honorable William Wall. Take a ferry ride to this floating clubhouse (part of the Manhattan Yacht Club) and enjoy the incredible views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor. This 90-foot steel barge has an open-air upper deck complete with a full bar so all you have to do is show up with your boat shoes on. Hungry? Feel free to bring your own food aboard but don’t forget your camera. The city skyline certainly makes for a pretty epic backdrop. Buy online tickets here for $20 and pick a time to set sail.
Create Your Own Ice Cream Bar at Magnum New York
875 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014
Attention ice cream lovers! Now you can create your own decadent ice cream bar at the pop up Magnum NYC store. Personalize your pop by picking out your ice cream flavor that’s covered in thick chocolate (choose from Double Raspberry, Double Caramel, or Double Chocolate) and then drizzle it with your choice of toppings. With more than 200,000 possibilities how can you resist? Get some inspiration from their Instagram page here.