“Where are we drinking today?” can be a paralyzing question for a New Yorker, especially during the summer. Sun-seekers who just want to get out of their box-size, AC-deficient apartments to drink in the open air must find a spot with not only ample outdoor space, but also awesome drinks and snacks.

You could head to Prospect or Central park with a six-pack or bottle of rosé (this is always a good idea); or, you can booze in the sun (or under the stars) at one of these exceptional watering holes. From ramshackle backyard dives to spacious beer gardens, there are plenty of awesome places to drink when the weather warms up.

To help you get ready for summer, we’ve listed our five favorite places to drink outdoors in NYC.

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