Good Story is the rooftop bar at the Arlo Soho, although you might know it as “Harold’s Surf Shack.” That’s what it’s called in the summertime when they bring in some beach decorations and serve slushy drinks. The rest of the time, however, it’s just a nice, plain rooftop bar that isn’t especially tacky or impossible to get into. We like it for an afterwork drink or a weekend hang when the weather isn’t the worst and you want to be somewhere above ground level. There’s a big outdoor patio with a bunch of tables, and there’s a decent-sized inside area as well.
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Miansai is a Soho store with leather and jewelry. We don’t really care about those things, but they make tea and also have a great back patio.
Piccola Cucina Estiatorio
Piccola Cucina Estiatorio is a Sicilian spot in Soho that’s always a party and also happens to serve great seafood pastas.
Saturdays Surf NYC
Saturdays is a coffee shop in Soho that happens to have designer menswear, surfboards, and an excellent patio.
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District Social is perfect for when you’re in Midtown and you need a not-terrible place to drink with a group.
Boilermaker is a casual cocktail bar just above the Lower East Side where you can get a well-made drink and some above-average bar food.
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Rooftop Reds is a reservation-only rooftop wine bar in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with hammocks and cornhole.
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