Happy Hour: Best Places for Summer Cocktails

One of the great things about Summer in the city is the ability to utilize the little outdoor seating in the little time there is to enjoy it. Here are some spots that offer a great deal during happy hour and set the scene with their envied outdoor spaces.

Maison Premiere: If you're looking for an excellent deal on oysters and an awesome green patio in Williamsburg, this is your spot. Every night from 4-7pm all oysters on the menu (including Beau Soleil and Kumamotos) are just a $1, which is the perfect compliment to their Napoleon-adorned Absinthe Tower.

Sweet & Vicious: In the Soho/Nolita area and looking for an unpretentious, refreshing beverage and a seat outside? Look no further. Sweet & Vicious has an awesome secret patio/garden with stellar  artistic urban additions. From 2-7pm ( a very generous window) you can get draft or bottle beer, wine and well drinks for $6 a pop and 7$ will buy you one of there famous "Jararitas". These bad boys are handles mason jars filled to the brim (if not over) with frozen margarita goodness and I can assure you one will be plenty to satisfy your happy hour happiness.

photo: Dan Dickinson

Gallow Green:  With lush vines and potted plants surrounding nearly every inch, Gallow Green is the perfect name for this in the city getaway. On top of the Mckittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More, this bar/restaurant is the perfect place when seeking an after work, out of city experience.

Bier International  photo: robnguyen01

Bier International: On the westside of Harlem, this beer hall (with indoor and outdoor seating) is a great place to meet up with friends in a casual but fun and energetic setting. Happy hour prices take place Mon-Fri. 4-7pm and Sat- Sun. 4-5pm, and are a sure fire way to raise the spirits of any group. Just make sure to bring cash.

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