It’s a potent cocktail, so to speak: NYC’s ever-expanding radius of livable/affordable neighborhoods, mixed with steamy summer temps and its residents’ hearty appetite for beer and good times. Blend it all together and you get lots of new places to chill this season. We’ve rounded up our picks from the many recently-opened spots in the city, many of which are located in formerly-industrial ‘hoods — which means there’s space for you, the stroller, and the kids to hang without disturbing fellow patrons too much. Click through to find your refresher!
To Escape to Italy on 5th Ave: Sabbia
We'll admit this may not be the most kid-friendly beer spot in NYC, but it's big, boasts a well-curated drinks menu and — most importantly — will do a pretty good job of transporting you to the Italian seaside 14 floors up in the Flatiron District. Located on the roof of foodie destination Eataly, Sabbia — which means "sand" in Italian — features colorful canopies, lush greenery, a retractable roof and a menu of seafood (oysters!), cheeses and meats, pasta and more. (Order the kids a cannoli from the dessert menu while you chill out.)
200 fifth Ave.
photo: via Eataly Facebook page