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Three girlfriends and I are dining at Prune next Friday and we'd like to have cocktails before (or after) in an outdoor garden or roof bar. Some options I've found are Sweet and Vicious, d.b.a. or Jimmy at the James but wondering if there's anything a little closer or just neat that I haven't come across.

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d.b.a.
41 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Sweet & Vicious
5 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Jimmy
15 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013

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  1. Summit Bar has a small patio in the back but it is often for smoking.

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    Summit Bar
    133 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

    1. Von is very nearby. It's not exactly outdoors, but the open window seats have nice people watching and still get a cool breeze.

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      Von
      3 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: JungMann

        There are seats by the window at Von but the windows don't open.

        The Trilby at the Cooper Square hotel has a garden, I believe.

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        The Trilby
        25 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: melo7

          Trilby looks fabulous. I think we'll do that, especially since there's rain in the forecast. We tried Jimmy last week and loved it. Definitely recommend for a pre-whatever cocktail. Thanks!

      2. Try Macondo right across the street on Houston. They have a few seats on a bar out front, and then the whole restaurant is open and breezy. It's a Latin place with festive fresh-fruit drinks -- very summery.

        ps. Summit Bar is not really near Prune.

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        Macondo
        157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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        1. re: Oliverstreet

          They did mention wanting something closer than the Jimmy at the James Hotel. Summit Bar, while still being a good walk away, is closer.

          1. re: Oliverstreet

            Macondo looks great, too. I think we'll do Cooper Square this time, but I will definitely keep Macondo in mind for future cocktail / tapas situations downtown! Thanks!

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            Macondo
            157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

          2. i do like d.b.a., but you should be aware it is not really a cocktail bar. If you like beer and whiskey, they are a fantastic spot, though.

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            d.b.a.
            41 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

            1. Keep in mind that Prune's cocktails are hard to beat - beautifully mixed and not expensive. But space is at a premium on Fridays.

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              Prune
              54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

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              1. re: hungrycomposer

                I disagree -- I've sat and had dinner at the bar there before and had some pretty unbalanced cocktails. At least one of the bartenders freepours/doesn't use a jigger, and it shows.

                1. re: kathryn

                  Maybe it was a different bartender? Or I was just happy to have a drink in my hand...