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 Burger, Beer & Boardwalk Views: Wahlburgers

We were excited for the debut of the Coney Island outpost of Wahlburgers last summer, as the food options at the beachfront neighborhood are somewhat lacking. The restaurant of reality TV fame finally opened its doors in September, and it's where we're headed next time we hit Coney. Along with burgers of all stripes, a kids' menu with all the faves (mac and cheese, hot dogs, etc.) and healthy salad options, the joint has a roof deck overlooking the rides and the beach and decent beers on tap.

3015 Stillwell Ave.
Coney Island

photo: Vanessa C. via Yelp