Best Outdoor Bars in NYC

Our favorite places to drink outside.

Updated June 2, 2021

Featuring a few more hotspots, updated happy hours, and COVID-related protocols.

The Greens At Pier 17

89 South Street | Seaport

Photo via The Greens Website

Want the best skyline views of Manhattan? Or a frozen cocktail to beat the heat? Easily one of the most Instagrammable layouts in the city, The Greens At Pier 17's rooftop is unmatched. You can rent a socially distanced mini patio for you and up to 7 homies, or treat yourself to an elevated lounging experience for 4. 


222 Bushwick Ave | East Williamsburg 

Photo via Tradesman Website

This rustic, dog-friendly East Williamsburg staple has a spacious outdoor patio, as well as indoor seating available for reservation. On top of seasonal snacks & cocktails, the bar has recently been hosting more & more boubouki popups featuring yummy souvlaki food. Stay tuned here

133-42 39th Ave | Flushing

Photo via Leaf Bar website

This botanical casual-chic eatery is a feature of the Hyatt Place, offering Taiwanese cuisine and signature cocktails like the Chrysanthemum Old Fashioned. Happy hour is a-happening and there are drinks to be had in support of struggling businesses in these trying times.

Parklife BK

636 Degraw Street | Gowanus 

Photo via Parklife BK Website

Gowanus' indoor/outdoor oasis is the spot for sipping seasonal cocktails and enjoying some of Brooklyn's best tacos with friends. With a bountiful selection of house cocktails, plenty of airflow, and events like outdoor movie screenings & trivia, this is the place to be.

The Frying Pan

Pier 66 at West 26th Street | Hudson River Park 

Photo: Frying Pan

Bars are great. Boats are great. Combine that bar on a boat with some historic importance and you have The Frying Pan. The permanently docked former Coast Guard ship actually sunk several years ago before being recovered and steered into her home on the Hudson today.

Our Wicked Lady

153 Morgan Avenue | East Williamsburg

Photo via Our Wicked Lady Website

Hot Cider, Nutcrackers, and tasty mozzarella sticks make Our Wicked Lady a go-to choice. Bonus points for now being a fully-vaccinated location! For rooftop dining, make your reservations here

Brooklyn Crab

26 Reed Street | Red Hook

Minigolf. Shuffleboard. Brews. Lobster rolls. Enough said. Brooklyn Crab restaurant and bar has it all, including a beer garden with outdoor games and specialty beers. 

Le Bain at The Standard

 848 Washington St, Meatpacking District | The High Line

When you're done hiking the high line, drop into this spot for a cocktail and crêpes; if dancing is more your thing, come back after sundown for its famous nightclub action. 

4 Berry Street | Williamsburg

Photo: Berry Park Gallery

Berry Park is an ideal partially covered rooftop space with some awesome beers on tap and tasty sausage options. After you order, head over to the foosball tables for some friendly competition with friends. No stress if the rooftop's full, there's a backyard space available! For the time being, seating is first-come-first-serve with the exception of limited reservations on Friday and Saturday.

Pine Bar + Grill

1634 Eastchester Rd | Westchester Park

This lounge-inspired setting offers palm trees and a view unimpeded by a single skyscraper – you might just feel like you've left the city altogether.

Cloud Social 

6 W 32nd Street | Times Square

Not all rooftops come with an upcharge when it comes to having a good time. Cloud Social Rooftop Bar caters to a more casual crowd, but their Hot Whiskey Cider caters to everyone.

Turks Inn Rooftop

234 Starr Street | Bushwick


The Turk's Inn is a one-of-a-kind Bushwick treasure that encompasses a bar, a concert venue (The Sultan Room), and a take-out window (Döner Kebab). One of the best features is their secluded rooftop, which is now open for reservations on Resy.

Pig Beach 

480 Union Street | Gowanus

Pig Beach is the place to go for not just drinks but for some of the best BBQ and burger mastery in the city. Their outdoor area has tons of space and games, perfect for birthday parties. Currently, due to COVID, Pig Beach is operating with a limited menu.