The Great Outdoors

40 Outdoor Drinking Spots Where Summer Lives On

Rockaway Taco closes this Sunday with an end-of-season block party — the shack promises “food, booze, and waves” via Twitter. Around the corner, the venerable Connolly’s unplugged its colada machines over Labor Day weekend, and Rockaway Rod (the local dead ringer for Rod Stewart) was forced to find a new home. As of today, summer is officially over, but don’t pack up those Wayfarers just yet. There are plenty of urban oases where you can still let the wind whip through your hair. Here’s our rundown of who’s closed and who’s still hanging around.

Gone Fishin’
Beer Island
Le Bain
Rink Bar
The Sandbar
The Yard

Open Year-Round
230 Fifth
Berry Park
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
Brass Monkey
Captain Luna’s
Chelsea Brewing Company
Glass Bar
The Heights
Hudson Hotel
Me Bar
Penthouse 808 at Ravel
Pool Deck at Empire Hotel
Rooftop at Hotel on Rivington
Salon de Ning (outdoor brunch ends 9/26)
Studio Square
Top of the Strand
Union Pool
Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel

Last Call
79th Street Boat Basin Café (end of October)
Cha Cha’s Club Atlantis (end of October)
Der Schwarze Kölner (open as long as weather permits)
Gowanus Yacht Club (till November)
Hudson Beach Café (till end of October)
Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn (closes on Halloween)
Mad46 (open weekends till October, weekdays till November)
Mission Dolores
• Pier 66 Maritime aka the Frying Pan (till 10/1)
Pier I Café (till mid-October)
Ruby’s (open till Thanksgiving)
Standard Biergarten (closing depends on the weather)
Tonic East (closes “when it gets really, really cold”)
Water Taxi Beach at Governors Island (closes 10/10)
Water Taxi Beach SSS (closes 10/11)
• Water Taxi Beach LIC (closes 10/3)
A60 (closes early October)
Above Allen (outdoor space closes end of September)
White Horse Tavern (closes on Halloween)

40 Outdoor Drinking Spots Where Summer Lives On