12 Great Places to Drink Outdoors in NYC This Summer

Say what you want about New York’s unforgiving seasons—which go from bone-chillingly cold to unbearably muggy overnight—but watching New Yorkers come out of hibernation after a long winter is one of the great joys of living in this city. Coats are left at home, clunky boots are swapped out for sandals, and every borough bursts with color. After this last unseasonably cool and damp spring, it appears that summer 2017 is finally on its way. And once the temperature heats up enough, there will come the inevitable question: Where will we be getting our alfresco drinks? Here, a selection of new openings and classic favorites where you can indulge under the sun all summer long.


If you think this Battery Park City spot is too corporate and for lunch only, you’re mistaken—the outdoor patio at Beaubourg, located at Le District inside Brookfield Place, is positively happening, especially with the midweek happy hour crowd. There’s a substantial beverage list with an emphasis on French wines, Belgian craft beers, and even a Frosé All Day frozen cocktail. Enjoy the breeze as you watch sailboats come in and out of North Cove Harbor and maybe, after enough rosé, you’ll forget you’re still in the city for a moment.

Ryan CrownVogue