Cheers to the Fourth! Where to get your patriotic drink on
Good times at The Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa (RJ Mickelson/amNY)
By Alexis Korman
Special to amNewYork
Just in time for July Fourth, heres a rundown of a few patriotic party spots to help you imbibe on Independence Day weekend and beyond. God bless America!
Harrys at Water Taxi Beach
2-01 Borden Ave., Long Island City, 877-974-6998
You dont have to leave the city to have fun on July Fourth, says Tom Fox, of Harbor Experience Cos., which owns this popular, bare-bones party spot.
Weve got hot dogs, burgers, sand, sun, music, beer, and tropical drinks.
This year, $10 will get you into their Fourth of July extravaganza (free before 8 p.m.).
The Pony Bar
637 10th Ave., 212-586-2707
You might not want to be caught dead near Times Square, but this new spot may be worth the trip. Decorated with Neil Young photos and wooden barrels, the bar focuses on $5 U.S. craft brews no foreign suds here.Pier Maritime 66 (Formerly The Frying Pan)
Pier 66 at W. 26th St.,
Its hard to imagine this boat as a once-submerged lightship, but that was its fate until it was salvaged and brought to New York in the 1980s. Today, the boat is one of the liveliest party locations around.
On the Fourth, theres an an exclusive party (for $200 a ticket, benefiting historic ship restoration) with premium views of the fireworks.
The Patriot Saloon
110 Chambers St., 212-748-1162
Expect American flags, grubby bras and ties hanging from the ceiling, as well as country music blasting from the jukebox and scantily clad bartenders pouring cheap drinks. The vibe is 100 percent American roadhouse.
403 E. 12th St., 646-602-1300
The bar area at this East Village restaurant harbors a little secret: In honor of Obamas move to bring back the White House cocktail hour, chef Marco Canora is offering a presidential cocktail party every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m.
We cant think of a better way to get people to come together, says Hearths mixologist, Kelley Slagle.
1460 Second Ave., 212-249-1001
Elvis posters and neon beer signs help make this joint all-American. On the Fourth of July weekend, specials will include $3 beers such as Miller and Coors, $6 frozen drinks and cheap snacks.
375 Third Ave., 212-683-6500
Live country and bluegrass music and a down-home vibe make this place all-American. The July Fourth celebration will feature a surprise band and drink deals ($4 drafts and $6 margaritas.)