With almost 100 rooftop bars, close to two dozen waterfront ones, and beer gardens galore, you’ve got ample options when it comes to outdoor drinking in NYC, enough that there’s basically no way you’re going to be able to hit them all this summer.
So let’s narrow things down to the ones you absolutely HAVE to hit this summer, shall we? Here are NYC's 12 best outdoor restaurants, bars, beer gardens, and more.
Long Island City
There’s a reason why this LIC beer garden remains a summertime staple. A top-notch selection of brews on tap and potent glasses of the house sangria keep the communal picnic tables packed all season long.