NYC OUTDOOR DINING/DRINKING SPOTS TO CELEBRATE SPRING

  1. Alma
    Rooftop dining overlooking some shitty looking Brooklyn commercial piers. The southern tip of Manhattan glistens with sterile prosperity in the distance. (Columbia Street, Brooklyn)
  2. The Ides at the Wythe Hotel
    Great skyline views of Manhattan over the East River. Best at sunset. Slap anyone who calls it 'Billyburg' without derision.
  3. Greenwood Park
    It's a bit of a commute if you don't live in South Brooklyn, so plan to spend your lunch and dinner there. 13k sq feet, 60 taps, 3 bocce courts.
  4. Rooftop Martini Bar at the Met
    Stop along the way to learn a thing or two about world class art. Then promptly kill those brain cells with alcohol when you reach your rooftop destination. Call every bird you spot 'The Goldfinch'.
  5. Le Bain at the Standard Hotel
    Tricky to get in unless you're an A-lister like BJ Novak or Mindy Kaling, but the views are almost worth the velvet rope BS. Buy some Mentos and go for it!
  6. Pier A Harbor House - huge and seemingly undiscovered. Also surprisingly family friendly.
    Suggested by   @jtotheb