Something about that bitter bite of Aperol with the slight sweetness of orange and fizziness of Prosecco makes for the perfect warm-weather combo. And luckily, you have plenty of options to grab one in NYC, including to-go or for outdoor dining currently.
Cheers to that!
1. Island Oyster, Governors Island
If sipping a spritz right on the water doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does! That’s why Island Oyster on Governors Island is the perfect spot to indulge. Enjoy incredible views of the Manhattan skyline with fresh water breezes and you’ll feel like you’ve escaped on tropical summer getaway.
Where: 146 Carder Road, Governors Island
2. Mondrian Terrace, NoMad
This beautiful terrace on the 15th floor overlooking the city offers a peaceful garden oasis, and they have a twist on the traditional drink with a Pineapple Aperol Spritz!
Where: 444 Park Ave
3. Extra Virgin, West Village
The highlight of the menu at this Mediterranean West Village neighborhood hot spot is 32-ounce Grande Aperol Spritz (available to-go only). They are open daily 11am-10pm.
Where: 259 West 4th St.
4. Short Stories, NoHo
This spot on the Bowery is perfect for brunch and late night drinks! Plus their new street dining set-up had the prettiest pink fencing and turquoise umbrellas.
Where: 355 Bowery
5. Eataly, Flatiron
Though their seasonal rooftop is not open for the time being, Eataly’s flagship in the Flatiron District has a new dining area out in front that will make you feel like you’ve been whisked off to Italy. It’s called the il Patio di Eataly – La Costa! Looks like an Italian dream.
Address: 200 5th Ave
6. Dante, SoHo
Voted #1 of the World’s 50 Best Bars, Dante loves a spritz so much, they even have it on tap! Enjoy them to-go or in their outdoor café.
Where: 79-81 Macdougal St.
7. Bathtub Gin, Chelsea
This Chelsea speakeasy bar is open for coffee and cocktails to-go Monday-Sunday, 8am-10pm. You can also get delivery via Caviar or their website.
Address: 132 9th Ave
8. Coco Bistro, Seaport District
French bistro Coco is in the heart of South Street Seaport, which means you sip on spritzes on the historic cobblestone streets. They also have a 32 oz frosé!
Where: 36 Peck Slip
9. The Bar Room, Lenox Hill
This upscale American Bistro & Bar in Lenox Hill has outside dining available and happy hour every day from 4-6pm. They also have an amazing $10 Aperol Spritz deal all day on Sundays!
Where: 117 60th St.
10. Barano, Brooklyn
This wood-fired modern Italian restaurant by Chef Albert Di Meglio in Williamsburg is open for outdoor seating, pickup, and delivery. Closed Mondays, open Tuesday-Sunday 12-10pm.
Where: 26 Broadway, Brooklyn
11. Serafina, Various Locations
With over 10+ NYC locations, Serafina is the perfect Italian hideaway for an aperol spritz and a tasty meal. While you’re at it, order up a signature pizza and take a step into their outdoor area to get the full experience!
Where: Various Locations
12. The Maidstone Inn, Hamptons
If you find yourself in the Hamptons for the summer, you’ve got to stop by The Maidstone Inn, where the aperol spritzes are made with care and precision. Their usage of freezing aperol into their ice cubes gives the signature cocktails a kick of flavor like no spritz you’ve had before.
Where: 207 Main St, East Hampton, NY