Head to Yerba Buena if you're looking for a boozy brunch of the more unique variety. Their latin-inspired dishes are heavily praised, and their beverage lineup includes more than your average mimosa — think sangria, and their special YB Cocktail.
Yerba Buena, 23 Avenue A (between 1st and 2nd streets); 212-529-2919.
A relative newcomer to the day-drinking crowd, Mulberry Project boasts one of the best outdoor patios around. It's a fully enclosed garden oasis, perfect for escaping the rush of the city and relaxing with one of their artisan cocktails.
Mulberry Project, 149 Mulberry Street (between Grand and Hester streets); 646-448-4536.
Lavo is your go-to spot if you like your sunshine imbibing with a side of club beats, bottle girls, and sparklers. There's no rest for the wicked here, and certainly no chatting quietly with your friends.
Lavo, 39 East 58th Street (between Madison and Park avenues); 212-750-5588.
If you're lucky enough to be a member here (or, better yet, have a friend who's a member), we're not sure why you'd ever leave during the summer. The rooftop pool, albeit small, is the perfect place to wile away a warm day basking in the sun, and, of course, getting
Soho House, 29-35 Ninth Avenue (between 13th and 14th streets); 212-627-9800.
Come for the amazing beer selection, and stay for the amazing beer selection. They've got drafts on drafts on drafts of every sud you can dream of — try the 11% Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA, if you dare.
Spitzer's Corner, 101 Rivington Street (at Ludlow Street); 212-228-0027.
Photos: Courtesy of Yerba Buena, Mulberry Project, Via Lavo, Soho House
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