6 Bars with Outdoor Space For All Your Summer Vibes

Like any good New Yorker, we are salvaging what’s left of summer and spending it outside as much as possible. These spots are perfect to hit up with friends or a date, whether you’re looking for a rooftop or patio.

1. Haven Rooftop


Haven Rooftop has just opened their own Beer Garden! Located atop the Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown, they’re open Monday to Sunday and offer up 11 beers and ciders on tap, which will rotate seasonally with current selections including Angry Orchard Rose Cider, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Captain Lawrence IPA, Sweet Water Extra Pale Ale and New Castle Brown Ale. Haven Beer Garden’s menu features summer classics like sliders, pretzels and hot dogs, with options from Haven Rooftop’s regular menu with choices including Shrimp & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, Buffalo Wings and Margherita Pizza.

2. The Springs Brooklyn

The Springs is a Greenpoint, Brooklyn bar and patio inspired by the retro oasis vibes of Southern California. Great to chill, soak up the sun and drink frozen cocktails with friends! Open daily from noon until 2am. The Springs has a huge outdoors space with couches, picnic tables, and even grass, which is foreign to most New Yorkers.

3. Brass Monkey

Opened in 2004, Brass Monkey is a casual Meatpacking neighborhood bar with a classic American menu available for lunch, dinner and brunch (on weekends). They have an extensive draft and bottle beer selection, a wide variety of spirits and house cocktails as well as a vibrant wine list. The space is BIG with three separate bars spanning two floors and three rooms that showcase original woodwork and brick walls that open up to a bright and inviting roof terrace.

4. Frying Pan

Lightship Frying Pan is a historic vessel permanently docked at Pier 66 Maritime within the Hudson River Park. The vessel is open to the public for free during the open hours of Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill. With a full service bar and delicious food prepared on site, The Bar & Grill is located on the floating railroad barge that is securely docked at Pier 66. The Lightship Frying Pan and the John J. Harvey Fireboat are moored alongside. Head to Pier 66 Maritime to watch the boats sail down the Hudson River and stay for the sunset!

5. The Crown

Located on the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery, The Crown is a rooftop bar and lounge featuring cuisine from Three Kings Restaurant Group. Commanding sweeping views of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and silhouettes of Queens and New Jersey, The Crown offers guests two different outdoor terraces and multiple vantage points to take it all in. A variety of Asian-centric cocktails and globally-inspired small bites by Chef Dale Talde complement the expansive views, while the large copper-accented indoor lounge offers respite from the sun and weather. Inspired by Chinatown’s rich history, The Crown is truly a unique addition to the neighborhood.

6. Mr. Purple

Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, captures the vibrant and artistic spirit of the LES. Designed by internationally acclaimed design firm Crème Design, the space recreates an artist-loft ambiance with indoor and outdoor areas displayed through the use of reclaimed wood structures, juxtaposed with concrete, metal, free hanging lights, and contemporary wooden furniture. Using downtown New York as a backdrop, the 3,000 sq. ft. interior space is complemented by two terraces. The smaller 750 sq. ft. eastern terrace is perfect for an intimate gathering. The larger terrace located on the west side of the space measures 5,000 sq. ft., and is outfitted with its own swimming pool, bar and variety of seating options including chaise lounges, banquettes, and high top communal tables.

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