10. Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, New York City from The 10 Best Beach Bars in America Slideshow

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10. Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, New York City

This isn't your typical beach bar — or beer garden. But New Yorkers crave anything sandy and fun, and Beekman's is full of it: 6,000 square feet of sand, hammocks, and "glowing" white lounge chairs in sand (we can only imagine how dirty those get), outdoor games, and a great menu of Pat LaFrieda burgers, German brats, and fish tacos. Sure, you may not be able to dip your toes in the water, but the view of the Brooklyn Bridge will make up for it. 

Proximity From Water: On the water

Drink Specials: They have an extensive beer menu with some cocktails, including "The Beach Ball,” a fruity rum punch. Happy Hour changes every week.

Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required (but you can sneak your toes in the sand)

Proximity to Hot Lifeguard: Sadly, as it’s not on a real beach, no lifeguards to be seen

Music: DJs, concerts, and plenty of dancing to make New Yorkers happy.

Risk of Sand in Your Drink: An inevitable "sand pit" for adults, and we can only imagine that outdoor games will kick up even more sand