Click on the images above for details on 13 other sweet spots for al fresco drinking, including the Extreme WOW (Presidential) Suites in Midtown East, Ortine in Prospect Heights, Spuyten Duyvil in Williamsburg, T.B.D. in Greenpoint, Studio Square in Long Island City, The Diamond in Greenpoint, LIC Bar in Long Island City, Nita Nita in Williamsburg, Huckleberry Bar in East Williamsburg, The Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District, Vutera in Williamsburg, 5 Ninth in the Meatpacking District, and The Brooklyn Ice House in Red Hook.
Yes, most of those are in Brooklyn, but that's also where most of the space and most of the still-somewhat-tolerant neighbors are to be found. And before you rush to the comments to wonder why we didn't include your favorite place like Revel, we'd like to acknowledge that this selection is highly, um, selective. How could we have omitted Williamsburg's Iona, Carroll Gardens' Gowanus Yacht Club, Astoria's Bohemian Beer Garden, the Water Taxi Beaches, and the Hudson River's Frying Pan? If you only knew how many drinks we had to force down to put this together, perhaps you'd understand. Anyway, let us know where your favorite spot is so we can all go there once it stops raining this weekend!