Say this for the infernal warmness and humidity: We tend to wear fewer layers, making us sense looser, much less inhibited — and more likely to slide into a groovy libation. Happily, New York has lots of locations to do that.
Whether you’re swept off your toes using sundown perspectives or craving an area to communicate (without shouting), here are a number of the sexiest, best summertime bars to reserve cocktails and chill in NYC.
Hand-painted maritime work of art stimulated using “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” heat Yabu Pushelberg’s current indoors — but even the art and structure light beside the phenomenal view at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s trendy New York eating place, on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport. The East River and the Brooklyn Bridge seem inside your attain as you sip shiso gin and tonics ($17) and raspberry-lychee bellinis ($18) on the big out of doors patio off the upstairs eating room. Hungry? Along with oysters and sashimi are a $17 purple-snapper ceviche with rhubarb juice, avocado, chili and coriander, and the $48 durability noodles, with glazed Maine lobster, pea shoots, green chilis, and ginger. 89 South St.
Take a mini excursion at this outpost of the famous Tulum, Mexico, restaurant, which imported hundreds of tropical flowers and 25-foot-tall coconut hands to grace its space. A chef dream group along with Mads Refslund (Noma), Mike Bagale (Michelin-starred Alinea), Jose Luis Hinostroza (Arca in Tulum), Daniela Soto-Innes (Atla) and Blaine Wetzel (Willows Inn, Washington State) have created tacos ($eight) and ceviches ($25) to accompany such beverages as Jungle Fever, a $19 combination of mezcal, cilantro, chili and lime. The meditation place has a pool, waterfall, and beds. Need we say extra? Seventy-six Varick St.
Just steps faraway from the Museum of Modern Art, this little jewel container of a bar is a bit of an extension of that group: Designed by Terence Riley, MoMA’s chief curator of the Department of Architecture and Design, its bottles, covered up in front of mirrors and wood paneling, are lit like sculptures. The clubbish room that is part of a longtime favored Italian eating place merely has five stools and four tables and attracts a complicated set more interested in verbal exchange than gyrating to piped-in tunes. Among the bar-worthy are the baccalà mantecato (whipped salt cod, $24), served with grilled zucchini and you. S. Bread, and beef and veal meatballs ($24) wrapped in Savoy cabbage leaves. Cocktails include the traditional Negroni and the Aperol-free Venetian Spritz ($20 each). Thirteen-15 W. 54th St.