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When Summer Fun's Done...

Where to catch a cocktail after the outdoor movie, concert, or ballgame.


Hotel QT Lounge.  

After Bryant Park Summer Film...
Pretend you're in a country estate-style wine, at Cellar Bar. .
Debate the flick over a pint and a burger at the Croton Reservoir Tavern.
Devise your own form of Chinese water torture (a la Manchurian Candidate) at the Hotel QT's pool party.

The Double Seven.  

After RiverFlicks ...
Get sultry with a pared down Old-Fashioned at The Double Seven.
Sip Barfly-style at the Hog Pit, one of the Meatpacking District's last surviving dives.
Get your groove back at APT where hip-hop, funk, soul, and disco rule.


After Shakespeare in the Park...
Bask in tragedy at Evelyn Lounge, former home of Henry K. Thaw—accused of killing his showgirl wife's rapist.
Laugh your head off at Stand-Up NY, a club that's featured Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld.
Wax poetic at the romantic hideaway Kama Lounge.

Ava Lounge.  

After SummerStage...
Avoid sunburn by ducking into Subway Inn, the alluringly dark and decrepit dive.
Deepen your tan at Ava Lounge whose rooftop offers the view-to-end-all-views.
Travel back in time as the pianist plays Billie Holiday at former speakeasy Bill's Gay Nineties.

Jackie's Fifth Amendment.  

After Celebrate Brooklyn!...
Get more culture at Barbes, known for its experimental and world music performances.
Sit down for some alcohol-fueled storytelling from the crusty regulars at Jackie's 5th Amendment.
Play a game of bocce at Union Hall.

Peggy O'Neill's.  

After a Cyclones Game...
Stay outdoors at the adjacent tiki-bar patio at Peggy O'Neill's.
Catch the surreal variety show at glitzy Tatiana Restaurant and Nightclub.
Experience quintessential Coney Island at Ruby's Old Time Bar and Grill.

K & M.  

After a McCarren Park Pool Party...
Follow the indieists to K & M where the bartender's iPod is as hot as the steamed pierogi.
Flee the hipsters by hiking to The Call Box Lounge for lotto and cheap beer.
Keep the pool party going with the bands rocking out at former swimming-pool store Union Pool.

Water Taxi Beach.  

After P.S. 1's Warm Up...
Flit in and out of The Creek and the Cave where bands play inside while drinkers lounge on the back patio.
Get familial in the bar room at Manducatis, a precious Italian joint akin to grandma's house in the old country.
Cruise the crowd as D.J.'s like Negroclash spin until late at Water Taxi Beach's ReBound party.

Bottom's Up.  

After a Mets Game...
Headbang with bands covering Zeppelin and the Doors at the metal venue Bottom's Up.
Go swank at Bartini's with its roster of exotic, far-from-PBR beers.
Chow down on an unbeatable burger at Donovan's Pub.

Yankee Tavern.  

After a Yankees Game...
Learn the history of the Bronx Bombers via memorabilia at Yankee Tavern.
Bask in the glory of victory at Stan's Sports Bar, "the home of the diehard Yankees fan."
Go bowling across from the stadium at Ballpark Lanes which boasts a full bar and restaurant.


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