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Here Are Your In-Town Fourth of July Plans

You need not spend $200 for a view

The Crown
Gary He

The Fourth of July is a day filled with fireworks, beer, stars, and stripes. If you've decided to stay local this year, consider these inexpensive options where there will be celebrating in big ways. Let us also remind you that it’s one of the many holidays where New York empties out and it becomes easier to snag a table at that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try for months. Happy Fourth!


What: This Brooklyn restaurant with a nightlife component is celebrating its second Fourth of July with burgers, crab rolls, hot dogs, and veggie burgers on its outdoor patio. The space offers views of the fireworks, which you can enjoy while you sip on Jell-o shots and frozen cocktails. There will also be plenty of outdoor games, and dogs are allowed.

What else: FREE; 149 North Sixth Street, Williamsburg

Maison Premiere

What: The JBA-winning cocktail bar is once again hosting its annual Independence Party. From noon until 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, there will be holiday menu items like smoked brisket, whole baked crawfish, cast iron cornbread, and a blueberry and peach cobbler. The backyard garden will host a live jazz band where cocktails and oysters will be flowing.

What else: FREE, reservations and walk-ins accepted; 298 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

The Crown

What: The newest jewel in the Talde team’s crown is celebrating its first Fourth of July on the 21st floor of the Hotel 50 Bowery. At The Crown, tickets start at $25 and include a welcome drink and sunglasses (brand tbd). There will be happy hour specials for the first two hours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., along with frose and boozy popsicles the rest of the night. The rooftop bar offers views of the entire Manhattan skyline, plus the East River and the Hudson.

What else: Tickets here; 50 Bowery, Chinatown

Salvation Taco

What: April Bloomfield’s colorful spot is celebrating the Fourth with lots of hot dogs and Coney Island Mermaid pilsners. The party is from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. and will take place on the Pod 39’s rooftop, which offers views of the Macy’s fireworks. Tickets are $35.

What else: Tickets here; 145 East 39 Street, Midtown

Mister Dips

What: Vale Park, the home of Andrew Carmellini’s Airstream that serves burgers, is hosting a Fourth of July party serving burgers, fries, and dairy dips. Tickets are $17.76 and while food or drink is not included, this is one of the better spots for unobstructed views of the Macy’s fireworks.

What else: Tickets here; 111 N 12th Street, Williamsburg

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