New Yorkers take their outdoor spaces seriously. No matter if you looking to plan the perfect picnic, watch a movie under the New York City lights, or even try your hand at gliding around on of the iconic Central Park skating rinks, New York has some seriously amazing outdoor venues.
One of the more unique spaces that is a must see in our book is the Beekman Beer Garden and Beach Club. Hidden in the growing Seaport area next to the Financial District, this may be one of the most unique spots to grab a drink in all of Manhattan. As far as we know, there is no other place in Manhattan where one can sit on glowing beach furniture, bury their feet in sand, and have their view dominated by the Brooklyn Bridge.
Like many of New York’s drinking establishments, Beekman can vary from a party-hardy and very crowded club to quiet and peaceful place to grab a drink with close friends. Our suggestion: check the schedule for any planned events and go on non-traditional nights and weekend afternoons. Manage to grab a drink at one of these times and it’s a view and experience that is well worth the effort of finding the somewhat hidden entrance.
P.S. If you feel you are entering via a gated alleyway surrounded by an old fish market, you are in the right place.