Memorial Day to early October: Tues-Thu, 4-11pm; Fri, 4-midnight; Sat, 2pm-midnight; Sun, 2pm-10pm
5pm-7pm; $5 beer, $6 frozen drinks
6 at 28th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Perched atop the crusty Water Club restaurant, the Crow’s Nest has a front-row view of the East River, making it feel like the upper deck of a cruise ship. (The hardwood floors, white railings strung with lightbulbs, and porthole windows contribute to the effect.) Whether on a weeknight, when a youngish, after-work khakis crowd dominates, or weekends, when a mix of locals and tourists man the deck, the Crow’s Nest rarely overflows. Even small groups won’t have trouble finding a table in the sun or under an awning.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.