It’s been a treacherous year in weather for New York City, suffering through those crippling snow storms and enigmatic tornadoes. Most evenings this side of twenty-twelve has seen consistently warmer nights unleashing that hibernating desire to imbibe in the open metropolis atmosphere. Finding the best bars with outdoor seating can be strenuous and time consuming, so here are a few ideas to get you started.
The Crown Victoria
60 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn.
Voted NY Mag’s 2012 Best Outdoor Bar, this former cop car repair shop now harbors a 7,500-square-foot side patio, an impressive trove of beer, whiskey, and cocktail selections with a modest food menu.