Whether you want to go fancy, classic, or just plain different, this round-up has exactly what you need to plan a special Independence Day!
Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, is throwing a patriotic party at 4 p.m. Music will be flowing courtesy of DJ Phresh and drinks that include frozen margaritas and beer buckets (Budweiser — ‘Merica!) will be served. For food, what would a Fourth of July be with out a traditional Sabrett hot dog stand? Take in the views, fireworks, and beats all night. For more info, click here.
McCarren Hotel and Pool
Right in the middle of Williamsburg, McCarren Hotel is a summer haven with one of NYC’s biggest pools and a spacious rooftop for parties. From 7 p.m.-12 a.m. head over on the Fourth to experience celebrations with Live DJ Sleepy and Boo and a prime view of the East River's fireworks! If you’re looking to take a dip, the pool will be open and will feature Live DJs and Champagne specials all day, including a special chilled Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bucket with fresh seasonal fruit. For more info, click here.
Fireworks and Southern Chefs: A Taste of Georgia
CookOut NYC is hosting the 4th of July bash Fireworks and Southern Chefs: A Taste of Georgia from 4 p.m.–10 p.m. Festivities include an open bar and good ol’ Southern fare from several Georgian chefs coming up to NYC just to cook for this special event on the East River Waterfront. Southern-style eats for the day include items like chicken three ways (fried, barbecued, and smoked on The Big Green Egg), watermelon salad, corn bread, braised collards, and a "pickled patch" of okra, radishes, and red peppers. Watch the fireworks, eat, drink and celebrate America with live entertainment and a DJ on the waterfront. For more info, click here.
Bill’s Bar & Burger
Need a cooling dessert? Head to Bill’s Bar & Burger (all locations) for its red, white, and blue Fire Cracker Shake. This is a frosty concoction of strawberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and blue candy sprinkles.
Penthouse808 at Ravel Hotel
Positioned directly across the river, the Penthouse808 rooftop restaurant and lounge will be offering an all American barbecue thrown by executive chef Seth Levine. The ‘cue, delectable cocktails, and awesome views perfect for a night of fireworks all make for a night you won’t forget.
Atwood Kitchen + Bar
Atwood Kitchen + Bar will be featuring two Fourth of July specials (available now until the holiday), which include a savory dish: the boneless BBQ pork spare rib with XO Bourbon BBQ with house baked beans, cooked in Atwood's pork jus and peppers, onions, and scallions, served with chile corn bread waffles. And for those with a sweet tooth, make sure to get the freedom waffle sandwich, full of American spirit. What is more patriotic than a red white and blue bacon, runny egg, and cheese waffle sandwich?
Rock and Reilly's NYC
Enjoy the night at this Irish Rooftop Gastrobar which has a spacious 8000 Square foot rooftop to relish the views on. Rock and Reilly's head chef Max will be preparing a specialty rib and beer combo for $14. Bring in the Forth of July with top-notch seasoned ribs and glazed with Max’s specialty sauce.
Industry Kitchen, the South Street Seaport’s newest waterfront restaurant and bar is happy to be hosting it 4th of July Celebration and Independence Day Party. Right by the water’s edge, this gem has both indoor and outdoor seating, and unobstructed views of the East River with the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and the Brooklyn skyline. What better place to watch the fireworks? Enjoy its New-American cuisine with a buffet which includes items like: basil pesto grilled summer vegetables; baby back ribs made with Jack Daniels BBQ sauce; guajillo-marinated skirt steak with chimichurri; and beer can-roasted chicken with lemon sauce.
Looking an icy (adults only) treat? Check out The Lively for its red, white and boozy snow cone, with vodka, Giffard blue curaçao syrup, blood orange juice syrup.
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