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Take It Outside: 42 Great Places for Going Alfresco This Summer

The Frying Pan.
The Frying Pan. Photo: Courtesy of Pier 66 Maritime

Now that the season has made it acceptable to wear cutoff shots and visibly sweat through your shirt, it’s time to take eating and drinking into the great outdoors. So whether it be on a sidewalk, a rooftop, or a beach, we’ve got you covered for the restaurants and bars with killer outdoor spaces. To kick off this weekend’s unofficial start of summer, here’s what opened earlier this spring, what’s opening this weekend, and what’s coming in the very near future. Have a happy Memorial Day, and see you Tuesday!

Best for Drinking
Already Open
Cha Cha’s Club Atlantis
Gansevoort Park Rooftop
Le Bain
The Mulberry Project
Sky Terrace

Opening This Weekend

Best for Eating
Already Open
Bar Basque
Edi & the Wolf
The Mussel Pot
Pizza Roma
Tre Otto
Van Horn Sandwich Shop
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Opening This Weekend

Opening Soon
La Terrazza at Lincoln (opens early June)
Stivale (opens June 1)

Great for Both
Already Open
Bar d’Eau
David Burke Garden
The Frying Pan
Gowanus Yacht Club
Hudson Beach Café
Killmeyer’s Old BavariaInn
Pachanga Patterson
Pier I Café
Ruby’s Old Tyme Bar and Grill
The Trilby
The West 79th Street Boat Basin Café

Opening This Weekend
Beekman Beer Garden Club
The Crow’s Nest
The Yard

Opening Soon
La Birreria (opens June 3)

Related: Alfresco, All the Time [NYM]

Take It Outside: 42 Great Places for Going Alfresco This Summer