With a white sail-like roof and glowing lanterns hanging overhead, the big brick-walled patio hidden behind this dimly lit Chelsea spot feels like a garden party for neighbors in the know. Read more.
The actual outdoor real estate can seat more than 50 people, but wide-open floor-to-ceiling doors along both walls let in fresh air and sunshine, and make for an alfresco experience wherever you are. Read more.
Not only does this Greenpoint bar have a lovely backyard, complete with a gondola repurposed for seating, but it also offers plenty of session beers with an ABV of 5 percent or less. Read more.
Beer lovers belly up to the bar to munch on piping-hot popcorn and sample coast-to-coast suds. The outdoor space has plenty of picnic tables and chairs in the high-walled back garden. Read more.
SingleCut has already built a devoted following thanks to its inventive brews (with a focus on lagers). And happily, many of those beers are sessionable, making them perfect alfresco drinking. Read more.
Hot Bird's outdoor space, built in a former auto-body shop facing Atlantic Avenue, is best experienced on a sunny day, when you can crowd around picnic tables on the expansive patio and sip drafts. Read more.
Seating is plentiful, the drink list features a fair share of low-alcohol brews, and traditional Czech food is available to soak up some of that booze. What is there not to love about this bierhaus? Read more.
This cozy pub serves specialty beers (like Mother’s Milk and Houblon Chouffe) to a youthful crowd. Perks include free popcorn and a spacious outdoor area. Read more.
The breezy space is kitted out with wooden walls and benches, as well as a long bar down the middle; once you’ve settled in, begin the task of choosing from the rotating list of 28 brews. Read more.
The multitiered outdoor deck (which seats about 100) can get packed, so prepare to show up early. It’s less crowded on weeknights, and if you plan right, you may stumble on an outdoor movie screening. Read more.
This Harlem spot offers plenty of room: Its 3,000-square-foot patio accommodates hundreds around communal picnic tables. Stop by for happy hour (weekdays 4–7pm) for beer, wine, cocktails or pub grub. Read more.
If you’re up for the trek, you’ll be rewarded with a seat at this spacious beer hall. The outdoor courtyard can seat more than 200, making this a prime spot if you’re planning a group excursion. Read more.
This slick but unpretentious taqueria draws artsy young locals to its brick-walled, tin-ceilinged space. Throughout the summer, this LIC spot screens movies, shorts and recorded concerts. Read more.
You’ll find fun and games on this Williamsburg bar’s 2,600-square-foot brick patio. Grab a beer or cocktail and sit at one of the tables made of wood reclaimed from a Rockaway Beach boardwalk in 2010. Read more.