photo credit: Molly Fitzpatrick

The piña colada at Connolly's.



Rockaway Beach

$$$$Perfect For:Day Drinking

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Connolly’s is an Irish dive just half a block from the beach. Depending on your mood, you can either sit in their charmingly dank basement with a TV playing endless episodes of Baywatch, or on the sunny patio. What doesn’t vary is your order. Virtually everyone who comes here gets the iconic Rockaway beverage that is Connolly’s frozen piña colada, and so should you.

Garnished with a radioactive-red maraschino cherry and served in a paper cup, this thing is creamy and dangerous. A standard piña colada will run you $10, but for what it’s worth, Connolly’s offers not just $2 floaters of spiced rum, but also "sinkers" (rum poured on the bottom of your drink) and "swimmers" (a layer of rum in the middle). Choose your own adventure.

The piña colada machine and bar at Connolly's.

photo credit: Molly Fitzpatrick

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