There's absolutely no reason to spend any part of the summer inside your apartment (as tempting as all of Dawson's Creek streaming on Hulu may be), so make a commitment right now to get outside whenever you can. To do that in the best possible ways, use our ultimate guide to eating and drinking outside in NYC. Rooftop bars are just the start...
Whether you're looking for somewhere sleek and refined with expertly made cocktails, or something a little more low-key, these bars are the superlative NYC spots for rooftop revelry.
Every single spot you can catch the breeze and a brew in NYC -- sunglasses required.
Nothing beats the cozy charm of an obscure urban garden.
Making even the most awkward Tinder dates tolerable.
We field-tested just how impenetrable a bunch of NYC's best rooftop hotel pools are, then laid out crucial details for you to plan your next attack.
Perfect for summer Fridays.
Our definitive field guide to the Rockaways, complete with everything you need to know about getting there, eating there, partying there, and free shot-and-a-beer-ing there.
You don't suffer through the quagmire of traffic or the logistical gymnastics of planning a share house to get to the Hamptons and not drink by the water, do you?
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