Last Taste of Summer
August 23, 2018
Though the sun is setting earlier and the temperature is getting cooler, we are still hanging on to those summer days! Before fall makes its way in, be sure to soak up all that Vitamin D here in the Meatpacking District. Here’s top ten things you must do before sweater-weather:
1. Go to The Beach without leaving the city: Located at the Dream Downtown, The Beach is the perfect late-summer escape. Patrons can enjoy the glass-bottom pool, sandy “beach”, cafe, and full bar offering seasonal cocktails like frosé, lavender Arnold Palmers, and summer time spritzes. Private cabanas are also available to rent, making it the ideal spot for a daytime party. Grab a day pass for $65 and have the ultimate summer outing.
2. Iced coffee all the way: Summer in New York is cold brew season so drink up the icy goodness while you can. Kobrick offers an iced lavender honey latte that is sure to please the taste buds and cool you down at the same time. Their selection of coffee cocktails are also a nice way to get your caffeine kick shaken, stirred or on the rocks. If you’re following the no-straw movement, pick up a reusable mug from Think Coffee and fill it up with your favorite iced beverage for the rest of the summer and the year by going green.
3. Scoop up: While the weather is still hot and sticky, cool down with a delicious scoop (or two, or three) of Ample Hills’ ice cream.
4. Seafood + Sunsets: Snag a table at Catch’s exuberant and popular rooftop to watch the sunset while enjoying fresh seafood and a Meatpacking Manhattan, which includes woodford rye whiskey, dry curacao, cynar, ratafia cherry, and lillet blanc.
5. Stop and smell the roses: Take on walk on the High Line while the flora is in bloom! The famous elevated park is home to hundreds of different kinds of plants and weekly tours are offered for those who want to learn a little more about its rich history or horticulture on the 1.5 mile tract.
6. Eat the best of summer’s produce: Located at the Whitney, Untitled offers unique seasonal menus that feature fresh produce, like the summer menu items Corn & Tomato pasta and the Roasted Montauk Fluke. Take advantage of this summers’s offerings before the selection changes! Untitled also offers a view of both the Hudson River and the High Line, creating a green, lush environment perfect with friends. If you’d prefer to dine al fresco, The Studio Cafe on the roof of The Whitney, offers a fantastic view of the New York city skyline.
7. Party on the roof: Popular among celebrities and trendsetters, Le Bain is a super hip rooftop bar, complete with a pool on the dance floor and a creperie during the summer months. The August calendar is packed with events with well known DJs.
8. Chill in a lush oasis: The Golden Hour is a seasonal, pop-up restaurant and cocktail bar located at the High Line Hotel’s garden. Specializing in fresh seafood and blended cocktails, it’s the perfect place for an early evening escape or after work drinks. Our recommendation? The snapper ceviche and a Toucan Do It drink (in an adorable toucan glass) which includes tequila, mango, and cinnamon.
9. Have a picnic: Nothing screams summer like a picnic in the park. BLACKBARN in Chelsea Market is the one-stop shop for all your picnic needs. The Cafè and Bar has a delicious to-go menu consisting of wholesome choices like a vegetarian roasted vegetable focaccia, chicken sandwich with avocado and mozzarella and a healthy roasted plum salad paired with a 10% discount on the shop’s beautiful and worldly wares. The shop offers items that lend themselves to building a luxurious picnic, including Moroccan blankets, hand-woven baskets and custom cotton napkins made in Portugal. Here’s a list of other items around the neighborhood that will make your picnic the best one ever.
10. Workout outside: There are only few more Sweat Sessions remaining this summer! Be sure to register for free, outdoor fitness classes held at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park every Tuesday night at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.