Summer has definitely let us know it’s here, and here to stay. What better way to embrace the heat than with a cool drink, some sunglasses and a rooftop? We’re bringing you some of the best summer happy hour sunspots to help you get your tan, and your drink, on!
Location: East Village
There’s nothing better than some greenery and an East Village mojito. The decor at Yaffa Cafe is really funky, they have great fruity cocktails and a cool selection of interesting beers. Plus, the people watching is almost as good as in Williamsburg.
Saturdays Surf NYC
In addition to the surfer-esque clothing, Saturdays has an up-front espresso bar serves their own blend of La Colombe coffee brewed by some of the best baristas in the city. Out back, the fully planted yard acts as a wood-decked sanctuary from the streets. It is a place to enjoy your coffee, hang out with friends or have a quiet meeting. We thought we should throw in a more tranquil, liquor-free option!
Location: Lower East Side
Time Out NY said it best, “The rooftop [at The Delancey] is what keeps crowds coming back to this LES rock club—it’s got potted palms, a fishpond and a margarita machine. When the airy party ends at midnight, head to the ground level for dee-jayed music or into the basement to catch a live show. Tuesdays from 7 to 10pm, hot dogs and burgers are served for five bucks per plate—so no need to worry about boozing on an empty stomach.”