enjoying the weather...outdoor happy hours?
my friends and i are gonna take advantage of the nice weather and get some drinks outdoors after work, preferably downtown (east village/union square). wondering if there are any spots people would recommend?
i know there's been a few threads on this but i can't seem to find an exact answer to this question.
comfortable & relaxed, cheap(ish) drinks, gardens, patios, or big open windows. we know of Miracle Grill, Croxley's, that asian place on 4th Ave/Astor, luna park, shake shack. anything else?
As tired as the menu is and as tawdry as the decor is (although it does have some stuff I'm fond of in a nostalgic way, try the grilled brie with avocado on baguette) the garden at Yaffa Cafe on St Marks can be really really fun. I met a friend here in the middle of the day a little while ago, and we sat around drinking Bellinis and eating omlettes to our heart's content.
230 Fifth is a great idea.
On 32nd St between Broadway and Fifth is Me Bar, at the top of La Quinta Inn. It's worth going a little north for the incredible views of the Empire State Building.
pangea on 2nd avenue btw 11th and 12th streets has a sidewalk patio and a better atmosphere than many of the generic spots nearby that open on to the street. food is seriously meh, though. don't be tempted.
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