Where to Drink During Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

by Kerry Jepsen on May 23, 2017 in Roundups

Memorial Day is a time to usher in a new season, get together with friends, go outside, thank our military, and enjoy being American! Whatever Memorial Day means to you, you cannot resist going out and taking in the official preview of summer vibes ahead. While it’s true, some of us aren’t lucky enough to have a grill or a rooftop we’ve got you covered rounding up the must go to spots to celebrate memorial day.

Roberta’s
Roberta’s in Bushwick is an institution, an icon, and a damn good pizzeria. For Memorial Day Weekend, try their tiki bar out in back. With a large outdoor space with plenty of picnic tables for you and your friends, it’s the move to make. You can order pizza to go and sit out back and order frozen cocktails at the bar, which makes it a perfect pick for Memorial Day. (261 Moore St., Brooklyn; 718-417-1118)

It isn’t a long weekend if you don’t party, and where else would you go than right by the waterfront at Hudson Terrace? This two-level club and lounge is throwing a special Memorial Day rooftop happy hour party this year with free admission. Feeling fancy? Opt for the special VIP treatment which includes open bar accessibility. VIP tickets are being offered at a 50% discount by following this link! (621 W 46th St.; 212-315-9400)
 
Buttermilk Channel
A classic high end eatery featuring Americana comfort food, Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens is a great destination for two to spend memorial day. Whether you go for brunch or dinner, Buttermilk Channel offers some of the best American staples around and is perfect for any kind of diner. (524 Court St., Brooklyn; 718-852-8490)
 
Fette Sau
Fette Sau literally translates to “fat pig” in German, and you simply cannot get better barbecue in anywhere else in town. A great spot to go with a crew, order your house smoked meats at the counter by the pound, get plenty of those delicious BBQ side staples like burnt end beans or broccoli salad, and post up at any of the long communal tables inside or outdoors. As if it didn’t get any better, craft beers are also available by the growler alongside a large selection of whiskeys and other spirits. (354 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn; 718-963-3404)
 
SIDEbar
We will never see the last of SIDEbar, because they are always down to party — and of course they’re getting pumped for Memorial Day. This slick sports bar known for their weekend turnout is going to explode this Memorial Day, so it’s a good thing you have an extra weekend day. Get down and dirty with a special open bar package from 7 PM - 10 PM, at $60 or better yet follow this link — use the code MDW2017 and bring that price down to a mere $19.
 
Featuring one of the best and most spacious rooftop bars in the city, Berry Park is where you want to go to get some fresh air, cold drinks, tasty bites, and an unbeatable view of the Manhattan skyline. Get yourself a German style brew along with some bratwurst and fries, all while taking in the best scenery New York City can possible offer. Afterwards, hit up McCarren Park just outside the doors for a nice stroll. If you’re feeling like brunch, definitely check out their boozy brunch featuring a live DJ every Sunday. (4 Berry St., Brooklyn; 718-782-2829)
 
Union Pool
The hippest hipster hotspot in all of Brooklyn, Union Pool is a fun bar which also happens to feature a spacious outdoor area with an outdoor bar included. Don’t be afraid to hang out all day, because the taco truck in the back is famous for their insanely good grub that’ll keep you going this Memorial Day. Being a music venue, Union Pool will have musical acts featured all weekend long, so definitely check the calendar, because you may be seeing your favorite band. (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn; 718-609-0484)

Photo via Flickr user Ian Sane 

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