Outdoor season is a big deal for New York, when people get to enjoy a cherry-topped margarita on a waterfront patio or a backyard surrounded by pre-war tenements. The city can be a lovely place for cocktails outside.
Some of the patios on this map are small and intimate, while others are larger in scale and filled with picnic tables, and a lot of them have bistro lights. For a list of other choice spots for outdoor hangouts, visit this map of breweries with outdoor seating; or, find some sun-soaked rooftops.
A number of NYC restaurants are offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery service. The type of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
Note: This is an updated version of a map published in 2017.Read More