Lower East Side
A tri level bar with the outdoor patio upstairs. Gets over-crowded on the weekends.
Location: 168 Delancey St (between Clinton St & Attorney St)
Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Location: 7 Rivington St (between Chrystie St & Freeman Aly)
Spanish cuisine and tapa with a beautiful back patio
Location: 60 Clinton St (between Stanton St & Rivington St)
A cozy intimate Italian eatery with a romantic backyard.
Location: 100 Forsyth St (between Grand St & Broome St)
The Gramercy Terrace at Gramercy Hotel
Located at the rooftop on the 18th floor.
Location: 2 Lexington Ave (between N Gramercy Park & 22nd St)
Pure Food and Wine
An upscale vegan bistro with a charming rooftop patio.
Location: 54 Irving Pl (between 17th St & 18th St)
A low-key hangout bar with a fantastic garden
Location: 129 E 15th St(between 3rd Ave & Irving Pl)
Sophisticated martini bar with a fancy bamboo garden
Location: 56 Irving Pl (between 17th St & 18th St)
Koreatown / Midtown West
A casual bar with a great view of the Empire State Building in Koreatown; located on the 14th floor.
Location: 17 W 32nd St (between 5th Ave & Broadway)
Ava Penthouse Lounge
A swanky rooftop bar surrounded with tropical plants in Midtown West.
Location: 210 W 55th St (between 7th Ave & Broadway)
Press Lounge at Ink 48 Hotel
A hip place to be seen and enjoy a cocktail. Dress to impress
Location: 653 11th Ave
Bryant Park Grill
Upscale Americana cuisine. A great rooftop cafe
Location: 25 W 40th St(between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas)in Midtown West
Murray Hill, Midtown East
A burger joint on the pricey side, but has a great rooftop patio with the view of Empire State and Chrysler Building
Location: 303 Lexington Ave. 16th Fl (between 37th St & 38th St)
Upstairs at The Kimberly
Pricey drinks with beautiful people in Midtown East.
Location: 145 E 50th St. 31st Fl (between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave)
Overlooks East River and in Kips Bay Neighborhood, serving modern American fair.
Location: 450 E 29th St
Estiatorio Rafina Bar and Restaurant
An upscale dining.
Location: 630 1st Ave (Between 36th & 37th Street )
Raines Law Room
A speak easy lounge bar with an English patio.
Location: 48 W 17th St (between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas)
Ignore the interior part of the bar, head straight out to the rooftop joint with pricey drinks and a great view. Dressy attire recommended. No cover charge.
Location: 230 5th Ave (between 26th St & 27th St)
Birreria at Eataly
Rooftop beer garten. Highly recommended.
Loca: 200 5th Ave
Upper West Side
Boat Basin Cafe
A relaxing evening hangout bar facing the Hudson River.
Location: W 79th St at Riverside Dr
Tolani Wine Restaurant
A cozy neighborhood wine bar with a patio
Location: 410 Amsterdam Ave (between 79th St & 80th St)
Wine and Roses
An upscale joint; an ideal place for a date night.
Location: 286 Columbus Ave (between 73rd St & 74th St)
Web: wineandrosesnyc.com and http://www.yelp.com/biz/wine-and-roses-new-york-2
Communal tables with eclectic ambiance. Serves great tapa and has an outdoor cafe.
Location: 467 Columbus Ave (between 82nd St & 83rd St)
Upper East Side
Genesis Bar and Restaurant
Affordable and casual American dining with a beer garden in the back
Location: 1708 2nd Ave (between 88th St & 89th St)
Jones Wood Foundry
An English pub with a fantastic selection of food, wine cocktails, and an open air courtyard
Location: 401 E 76th St
A wine bar and Italian fair. Serves brunch. Pretty back patio.
Location: 1486 2nd Ave (between 77th St & 78th St)
A great selection of craft beers to enjoy out on the garden, but unfortunately, the space is relatively small
Location: 41 1st Ave (between 2nd St & 3rd St)
Bowery Hotel Bar
A beautiful spacious outdoor terrace but pricey drinks.
Location: 335 Bowery (between 2nd St & 3rd St)
An affordable German dining and beer establishment with a beer garden ambiance.
Location: 107 Ave C
Bar bo ne
Great Italian with an outdoor patio
Location: 186 Ave B
Chilled neighborhood hangout
Location: 168 Ave B
Local Irish pub with a backyard beer garden. Drink specials and appetizers during happy hours.
Location: 126 1st Ave (between 7th St & St Marks Pl)
Cool friendly local neighborhood bar
Location: 122 St. Marks Pl (between 1st Ave & Avenue A)
The Mermaid Inn
Seafood restaurant with street seatings and a quiet outdoor patio.
Location: 96 2nd Ave (between 5th St & 6th St)
Burgers and southern cooking with a great back patio. Happy hour everyday til 8pm.
Location: 180 2nd Ave
(between 11th St & 12th St)
A 30 something crowd bar with badass burgers and nice patio.
Location: 157 Ave C
A French bistro with a welcoming patio
Location: 190 1st Ave (between 11th St & 12th St)
An affordable Sports lounge bar with late night dancing; perfect for lazy Sunday drinking at one of the 2 rustic porches.
Location:115 Ave C
It's all about drinking here at this casual Aussie themed bar with a $20 two-hour free flow of drinks. It has a small dance floor with a back patio.
Location: 137 Ave C
Meatpacking District, West Village
The Standard Biergarten
A great place to drink beer
Location: 848 Washington St (between Little W 12th St & 13th St)
A little French joint serving French wine and crepes
Location: 8 Little W 12th St (between 9th Ave & Washington St)
3 floors of rustic charming restaurant specializes in Asian fusion food.
Location: 5 9th Ave.(@ Gansevoort St.)
A laid back bar with good selection of drafts and a view of the Hudson River on the rooftop
Location: 55 Little W 12th St (between 10th Ave & Washington St)
A rustic old-Italy charm restaurant with an amazing food and outdoor garden in West Village
Location: 240 W 14th St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave)
An effortless cool restaurant/bar with good food and a memorable backyard.
Location: 10 Little W 12th St (between 9th Ave & Washington St)
French Provincial and bistro fares in Meatpacking District. Has an outdoor cafe
Location: 9 9th Ave (between Little W 12th St & 13th St)
Vol de Nuit
A lounge bar specializing in Belgium craft beer.
Location: 148 W 4th St (between S Washington Sq & Mac Dougal St)
Simple home cooked Italian food served. A garden in the back
Location: 21 E 9th St (between 5th Ave & University Pl)
Lounge and club with an awesome rooftop; attracts hipster types on the weekends.
Location: 35 E 13th St (between 5th Ave & Broadway)
Ignore the cheezy decor and mediocre Mexican food, focus on happy thoughts- dirt cheap drink specials on the rooftop. Make sure to order at the bar to get the discounts.
Location: 86 University Pl (between 11th St & 12th St)
Battery Gardens Restaurant
Nestled at the southern most corner of Battery Park with a panorama view of New York Harbor, including historic Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty.
Location: 1 Battery Park
Stuyvesant Town, Kips Bay
The Crows Nest at The Water Club
A great rooftop patio facing the East River. Attracts older crowds.
Location: The E River at 30th St
An upscale Chinese fusion restaurant.
Location: 121 Hudson St (between Moore St & Beach St)
Eatery with a lounge feel and a night club. A great rooftop patio.
Location: 118 10th Ave (between 17th St & 18th St)
Nothing pretentious about this place with a terrace on a boat looking out the perfect view of Hudson River.
Location: Pier 66 Maritime; located on Pier 66a in the Hudson River Park at West 26th Street and 12th Ave
Upscale Italian cuisine
Location: 248 10th Ave (between 24th St & 25th St)
Chelsea Brewing Company
It's all about the view of the Hudson River here at the outdoor cafe.
Location: 59 Chelsea Piers, Pier 59
East of the Eighth
Serves new-wave American fairs and brunch. But the best part of it all is drinking out in the garden.
Location: 254 W 23rd St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave)
Morning Side Heights
Heights Bar and Grill
A neighborhood dive with a great rooftop patio
Location: 2867 Broadway (between 111th St & 112th St)
Terrace in the Sky
Ubber overpriced upscale French dining with a romantic terrace.
Location: 400 W 119th St
Aroma Kitchen and Wine Bar
Intimate Italian eatery with a small courtyard
Location:36 E 4th St (between Lafayette St & Bowery)
B Bar and Grill
A spacious outdoor patio. You may not necessary get the best service.
Location: 40 E 4th St (between 8th St & 9th St)
Bar D'Eau at Trump Hotel
Rooftop bar with pricey drinks, cabanas, and bocci ball
Location: 246 Spring St.@ Varick. 7th Floor
An Italian dining with a big garden patio
Location: 398 W Broadway (between Broome St & Watts St)
Bourbon Street Bar and Grille
Location: 346 W 46th St (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave)
A quiet lounge bar with an eclectic industrial vibe.
Location: 402 W 54th St(between 9th Ave & 10th Ave)
Relaxed bar with regulars and friendly bartenders. No kitchen but has an awesome garden. May be a bit difficult to find at first.
Location: 818 10th Ave
Hudson River Cafe
Serves soul Latino and Caribbean inspired food and drinks.
Location: 697 W 133rd St(between Broadway & 12th Ave)