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Where to Drink Cocktails Outdoors in NYC

New York is littered with rooftop bars, sidewalk caf├ęs, and microscopic backyards all vying for your drinking dollar during the summer months. But few can actually mix up a proper cocktail and even fewer can do so without the encroachment of the neighbor's hanging laundry. So we took to the streets, sipped and savored our way through the competition, to bring you our five favorite outdoor cocktail spots in New York. More

Where to Drink Beer Outside in Manhattan

Most outdoor drinking in Manhattan entails squeezing into however many two-person tables the bar or restaurant could squeeze into their sidewalk space. That's all fine and good, but the beauty of drinking beer outside is being able to stretch out and relax. It's a tall order in a borough where square footage comes at the highest premium, but it can be done. Trust us, we're professionals. More

Where's Your Favorite Place to Drink Outside?

Why is it that vinho verde just tastes better in the fresh air? IPA is crisper, brighter, and margaritas make sense. Walking through the neighborhood with an iced coffee in hand is one of my favorite summertime activities, and making fresh mint iced tea to drink on the patio becomes an obsession. Tell me: where's your favorite spot for outdoor drinking? Are you inaugurating the summer with a special bottle of something? More

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