Winter in NYC means you are either cold, cold, or cold, and that means you're either looking for somewhere to drink, looking for somewhere to drink, or, um, looking for somewhere to drink. But with bars packed to the brim (especially the ones with epic fireplaces), you're gonna need to go where very few winter men have gone before to enjoy a not-crowded drink this season: outside. Here are 19 NYC spots where you can enjoy an al fresco brew (don't worry, they're all tented and/or heated, we wouldn't make you go OUTSIDE outside).
Hudson Terrace Midtown 621 W 46th St If club-thumping music isn’t your thing, the more relaxed terrace lounge is open every day from 5-10pm, and comes armed with heat lamps.
Press at Ink48 Midtown 653 11th Ave The main bar is fully enclosed during the winter, but the large outdoor patio has enough heat lamps to make this an indoor/outdoor destination.
The Wheeltapper at the Fitzpatrick Hotel Midtown 141 East 44th St An under-the-radar rooftop, this spacious outdoor bar comes with extra-strong drinks and full-blasting heaters for comfortable drinking any time of year.