Summer in New York is a special thing: it means being constantly sweaty, sticking to the seats on the subway, and praying for central air. There are a few places around town helping with the quest to stay cool and make the heat enjoyable. These bars are serving up crisply cold booze in bowls, carafes, pitchers, and pineapples, making sharing easy and cheap. Without further ado and just in time for summer, here’s a list of the 12 best places to share some big ass drinks in NYC.
This East Williamsburg watering hole specializes in punches and drinks for sharing. With inspired names and recipes like The “Dutch Rudder,” made with Damrak gin, Bols genever, cherry juice, vanilla tea, lemon, and spiced cranberry bitters, all the punches are available for $5 a cup or $43 for a bowl which serves ten.