WHERE WE’RE DRINKING NOW: Love & Cocktails, Outside [A Dipsology Feature]

Welcome to Where We’re Drinking Now, a feature brought to you by Dipsology, your guide to great cocktail drinking in NYC.

Well, the weather has FINALLY started to cooperate so we can start getting down to business and drink cocktails outside.  Our other most favorite warm weather activity is probably summer love, so this post celebrates both.  Here are our picks for great outdoor drinking & loving.

(PS: Ladies, you can also join us for an evening dedicated to these topics, plus beauty, at our exclusive event June 11.  Plus, Couch Sessions readers get 15% off using discount code CS15)

the garden at Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere (Williamsburg)

Maison Premiere is one of our favorite places even in winter time, with their sexy interior, seafood towers & encycolpedic absinthe collection.  Their garden out back is a great place to woo, and be wooed, especially during oyster happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-7pm.

298 Bedford Avenue, between South 1st and Grand Street

Huckleberry Bar (Williamsburg)

Their sprawling garden plays host to lots of fun events (check out their Facebook page to stay in the loop) and they’ve got a special Brooklyn-centric menu highlighting locally-made spirits that were featured during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

588 Grand Street, between Leonard and Lorimer

The Mulberry Project (Little Italy)

Nestled among the typical red-sauce restaurants & tourists, the Mulberry Project is an unexpected joy in Little Italy.  They have a surprisingly large backyard as well, where you can choose from a list of seasonal ingredients (think watermelon, strawberry, mint, basil) and the bartender will mix something up to your specifications.  We hear there’s BBQing some weekends too…

149 Mulberry Street, between Hester and Grand

Raines Law Room (Flatiron)

Raines Law Room has perhaps the best kept secret garden of any bar in Manhattan.  It’s postage stamp size and completely magical, in line with the Prohibition Jazz-Age chic interior.  Go here when you’re ready to for the full court date press.

48 West 17th Stbetween 5th & 6th Ave

upstairs at Middle Branch

Middle Branch (Murray Hill)

Not, strictly speaking, outside, but when Middle Branch opens their floor-to-ceiling doors it might as well be.  Snag a table for two upstairs for something more intimate, or do casual drinks downstairs where it’s standing room only.

154 East 33rdbetween Lex & 3rd Ave

Check out more great date bars and outdoor drinking spots in NYC over on Dipsology.  Or join us on June 11th for an evening of both.

Until next time, cheers!