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!

For Beer and a Killer View: The Brooklyn Barge

The Brooklyn Barge describes itself as "a vibrant waterfront community with a restaurant and bar on a floating barge" that provides space for experiential learning and environmental study of the East River. We're all for that, but we're really into the amazing views, casual atmosphere, and tasty summer-friendly grub like guacamole, Mexican style corn in a cup, tacos with Garlic Shrimp, Adobo Chicken, Chipotle Pork or Grilled Fish, burgers, kale salad, etc. (You can also get stand up paddle board or kayaking lessons here too, FYI.)

3 Milton St.

photo via: Brooklyn Barge Facebook page