Your winter clothing is finally packed away, your sandals and T-shirts are being put to good use, and it’s time to venture to those outdoor bars and cafes. Whether you’re looking for a bar with a laid-back garden type vibe, a rooftop view, or a river view, New York City has it all. Check out these five bars with a patio located in New York City.
113 E. 29th St.
New York, NY 10016
This is the place to be if you’re a beer and meat enthusiast. They do make a good pair, don’t they? The Cannibal is located in Midtown East and is a mix of a butcher counter, a bar, and an outdoor garden. This local beer and butcher shop is a great place to kick back, relax and choose from a selection of 450 beers, delicious meats, vegetables, and cheeses.
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The Frying Pan
Pier 66 Maritime
New York, NY 10001
There’s no better patio than a patio aboard a ship. The Frying Pan is a unique way to spend an afternoon in New York City. Grab a couple friends, order a pitcher of Sangria or a bucket of beer, soak up the sun, and relax on deck of this historic ship docked at Pier 66. The Frying Pan offers two stories and a full bar and grill, so make sure to add some tasty food like Old Bay Garlic Fries to your order! You won’t regret it.
41 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Head on over to the Lower East Side if you’re looking for a low-key bar where you can spend the day just hanging out. Beer, scotch, tequila, whiskey — D.b.a has it all. Round up a group of friends, order your favorite drink, and venture to the backyard for a laid-back afternoon. Heading to a restaurant beforehand? Feel free to bring your own food to the bar and if you have a furry friend, bring them along also.
200 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10010
It’s the perfect weather to hang out at the highest rooftop brewery in New York. Birreria is a part of Eataly and boasts not only gorgeous city views, but delicious food and beer as well. Every beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, and served at the perfect temperature through hand pumps. The menu combines appetizing Italian, Austrian, and German fare. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses so you can enjoy the glass enclosed roof patio to the fullest.
The Boat Basin Cafe
W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
Head to Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, and take in the river views at The Boat Basin Cafe. This cafe offers not one but three outdoor seating areas including a patio overlooking the Hudson River, a covered rotunda, and an open air section. Grab a draft or bottled beer, a frozen or specialty drink, and enjoy the gorgeous views and fresh air. If you’re feeling hungry, the cafe offers various appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads.
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