Your Guide to Patio Season in NYC

Somewhere on either side the nor’easter-filled winters and the sidewalk-melting summers is a small pocket of time where the weather in New York is pretty much perfect.

And though try as they might to satisfy our incessant need to drink outside during these golden months, those swanky rooftop bars – and their ridiculous prices – don’t always do the job.


No, today we’re moving away from the Mr. Purples and Tiki Tabus of the city. Today we’re talkin’ about patios – big and small, rowdy and peaceful, the perfect place to waste the season away a plein air.

These are the best patios in NYC.



Maison Premiere

Patio Season
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298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn


Ever wanted to try see Instagram irl? Check out Maison Premiere in Brooklyn for an aesthetic filled patio experience like none other in New York. Oh, and the absinthe cocktails aren’t too shabby either.



El Rio Grande

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160 E 38th St, Murray Hill

Get your Tex-Mex (read: margarita) fill at this Murray Hill restaurant with a sidewalk deck that just won’t quit.



Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

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2919 24th Ave, Queens


Head to Astoria to drink the day (and then, probably, night) away at this absolutely massive beer garden.



Miss Ada

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184 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn

Mediterranean food in one of the coolest courtyards in the city? Sounds like Saturday plans to me.


Morgan’s BBQ

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267 Faltbush Ave, Brooklyn

Can you really have proper BBQ inside? The correct answer is, of course, no.


The Cannibal

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113 E 29th St, NoMad

Known for their butchering skills, the aptly named The Cannibal also boasts an insanely long beer list for you to peruse in their indoor/outdoor space.


Milk & Roses

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1110 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint

Quiet, ambient, menus full of delicious Italian-inspired bites? Milk and Roses is your quintessential Brooklyn patio.



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49 E 2nd St, Bowery

Authentic Mexican food with the perfect people-watching sidewalk. Count me in.


The Jeffery

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311 E 60th St, East Side

This, dare I say, iconic New York bar has one of the biggest outdoor patios in the city.



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261 Moore St, Brooklyn

A favorite among foodies and Italian grandmas alike, Roberta’s backyard space makes the perfect respite from the busy city on a warm afternoon.



Patio Season
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56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood

Toeing the line between Brooklyn and Queens, Nowadays is not just patio bar, it’s the patio bar.



Patio Season
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7 Rivington St, Nolita

Beer? Check. Pretzels? Check. Heat lamps for when I inevitably get cold but still refuse to go inside? Oh yeah, check.


Baci & Abbracci

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204 Grand St, Brooklyn

This neighborhood spot in Brooklyn takes dining al fresco to a whole new level.


Stone Street

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52 Stone St,  Lower Manhattan 

Perhaps best known for their world cup street parties, Stone Street is one outdoor drinking destination you won’t wanna skip.


Mulberry Project

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149 Mulberry St, Lower Manhattan

Part speakeasy part outdoor oasis, this bespoke cocktail bar in Lower Manhattan is not messing around when it comes to their patio.


LaRina Pastifico & Vino

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387 Myrtle Ave, Clinton

Nothing says summer quite like a glass of wine on the patio of this adorable Italian restaurant.


Forrest Point

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970 Flushing Ave, Bushwick

A converted gas station in Bushwick, Forrest Point is the neighborhood lounge you need to see. Plus, they have swings!



Patio Season
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222 Franklin St, Brooklyn

Honestly, who wouldn’t be down for a pasta making class or two at this gorgeous spot.


Threes Brewing

Threes Brewing
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333 Douglass St, Gowanus

Beer, bites, and and one big garden. ‘Nuff said.


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