Escape the Chill at These Tropical New York City Bars

by Hannah Warne on Jan 18, 2018 in Roundups

 
Winter in New York is never fun. The frigid temps, neverending snow and short days make it the dreariest of the seasons. But don’t fret—we’ve rounded up the best spots throughout the city to escape the frozen tundra that will make you feel like you’re on your own tropical getaway.
 
Tiki Tabu
Located inside the Sixty LES hotel, this outdoor spot checks all the boxes for a tropical escape. Stunning views of the city from their outdoor decks, palm print wallpaper and banquettes and fruity-yet-strong signature cocktails solidify this place as a must-try. Check it out on the weekends for a lively nighttime scene or during the work week for solid happy hour specials. (190 Allen St.; 212-460-5300)
 
The newest output of this Montauk-esque spot calls Orchard Street home on the Lower East Side. The whitewashed wood and brick, tropical plants and oversized framed photos of the ocean all contribute to the laid-back surfer vibe in both the bar and restaurant areas of this upscale pizza joint. Their cocktail list includes fan favorites like sangria and margaritas plus a selection of tropical concoctions like pina coladas and frose. (167 Orchard St.; 646-852-6478)

Cienfuegos
It doesn’t get more island-inspired than this spot’s signature menu item: rum punch bowls. A plethora of flavor combinations is available, in sizes ranging from a single serving to The Royal size that can serve five or more of you and your friends. (95 Avenue A; 212-614-6818)

Surf Bar
Just off of Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, this spot brings new meaning to beach bar. The entire front facade is decked in thatched roofing and topped with a surfboard, turning it into true tiki bar. Serving up Italian-inspired seafood fare, the real draw here is the extensive selection of frozen cocktails—topped with umbrellas, of course. Enjoy them inside during the wintertime or on the sand-covered outside patio throughout the warmer months. (139 N 6th St.; 718-302-4441)

Tropical 128
Tucked on the border of Little Italy and Nolita, this pool hall doubles as a secret winter escape. Each beachy cocktail on their menu is a warm-weather take on classic concoctions, like The Silky Shark, a jalapeno margarita with strawberry lemonade or The Great White—a flaming scorpion bowl for the whole group. (128 Elizabeth St.; 212-925-8219)
 
Photo via Flickr user Sam Howzit 
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