When Summer Fun’s Done…

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.Photo: Shanna Ravindra

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.

When Summer Fun’s Done…