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Summer is here! This means that New Yorkers are shedding their furs and getting outdoors in search of the perfect patio or rooftop deck to soak in the sun. Residents of the luxury Upper East Side condos at 180 East 88th Street are particularly fortunate. Not only do select homes in this stunning high-rise offer spacious, private terraces, but the building is within easy walking distance of some of the city’s finest outdoor watering holes. So, put on that floppy hat and hit the streets for our roundup of the hippest outdoor dining and drinking spots on the Upper East Side.
Private Park Views
Nothing says luxury like a patio with sweeping Central Park views. Residents of the UES in search of the high life know that The Surrey Hotel’s private rooftop garden is one of the most exclusive hangout spots in the neighborhood. Open only to hotel guests and members of the Surrey’s Patrons Club, this intimate, ivy-lined terrace bar offers guests a quiet outdoor space to sip a cocktail and catch up with a friend.
If members-only clubs aren’t quite your speed, head to The Cantor Roof Garden Bar atop The Museum of Modern Art, where the spacious landscaped terrace blends seamlessly into the trees of Central Park, and guests enjoy a range of specialty cocktails, fine wines, and finger foods. If you’re craving a closer look at New York’s slice of the natural world, head into Central Park and grab a spot at The Loeb Boathouse, where guests choose from an extensive list of curated spirits and wines while watching the paddle boats glide by.
A Shady Retreat
When the sun gets too high in the sky, or you’re looking for a shadier place to lounge, the Upper East Side has no shortage of bars and restaurants with outdoor patios where guests can relax in the shade (along with some tasty brews).
Craft beer bar The Jeffrey transforms from a hip coffee shop in the morning to a bespoke craft beer bar in the evening, making this an all-day destination for UES residents in the know. This busy yet cozy spot offers a rotating selection of local and exotic beers on tap, a menu of bar bites, including sandwiches, oysters, and charcuterie plates, and an intimate patio with seating and umbrellas. The Jeffrey is the perfect place to grab a bite after work or spend the afternoon taking in the fresh air before heading back to your luxury condo at 180 East 88th Street to catch the sunset.
To experience 180 East 88th this summer, contact our team to visit our new on-site model residence and sales gallery.