Seems like the perfect day for some afternoon drinking and Phebe’s at the corner of 4th and Bowery is the downtown’s perfect choice. Tell bartender Gina that neighbor Greg sent you. Maybe she’ll make it a double!
I really love my apartment, but unlike my pal Greg, I do not have any private outdoor space associated with it. This isn’t a huge deal November through February, but during the other months it’s something that my wife and I find pretty lamentable. But lucky enough for the terrace-deprived, there are lots of options around town for outdoor fun. There’s a little known bar on a deserted street in Red Hook named Rocky Sullivan’s that is one of our favorites.
Hidden away on the top of a very dark and cozy Irish pub is one of the best roof decks around! You’re right near the riverfront so it has a very welcome breeze and if you go on the early side, you basically have the place to yourself. Grab one of the long wooden tables and kick back with drinks and friends. And here’s a tip: go on Friday at 6pm. They have a partnership with Red Hook Lobster Pound and host an old fashioned Lobster Bake with steamed lobsters, fresh summer corn, coleslaw, potato salad, the works!
When they shuttered the original Yankee Stadium three years ago, I wasn’t alone in wondering whether this shiny modern version would feel hollow and soulless, lacking the rich history that seemed to animate the old House That Ruth Built.
Nope! Not the case at all. I think the new stadium is completely great, and nothing could be better than taking in a ballgame on a sweltering summer evening in the Bronx. And of course, there’s still always Stan’s, if you miss the old grit n’ grime.
David Hitchner (below) of Alphabet City Wine Co. and In Vino and Zach Mack teamed up to bring this fantastic hop-centric shop with over 350 bottled beers from all over the world as well as a bar with a dozen draft lines. Patrons will be able to enjoy their libations along with a great selection of cheeses, meats, and other small fare at the bar or around the huge communal table in the back.