Koten’s backyard is the backyard you’ll wish you and your friends had growing up. It’s equipped with a fire pit, strings of hanging flags, turf patches, and a swinging love seat. Come to this Caribbean spot in Elm Park for guava margaritas, juicy jerk chicken, and a big plate of island pasta - and make sure to follow Koten’s on Instagram, they sometimes post about live music nights and $5 drink specials.
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16 spots across NYC where you can get food and drinks outside after 11pm.
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The Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is free, and you can use it to get to and from Staten Island. Or you can treat it like a floating bar with an outdoor deck.
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Root & Bone
Root & Bone in the East Village is Southern food done right. Hit it for dinner, hit it for brunch, hit it for takeout. Whatever you do, just hit it.
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Sally Roots does affordable Caribbean/American food in a Bushwick space where you’ll want to hang out.
The Bun Hut
This casual spot on the LES serves curry goat roti, coconut shrimp bao, and plenty of other Caribbean dishes you want to order tonight.
Peppa’s Jerk Chicken
Peppa’s in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a counter-service Caribbean spot about a block from the park.
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