Fourth of July Planner

You've got a long weekend to celebrate the spirit of the nation, so make the most of it. Find the city's biggest events, and the best spots for dining and drinking outdoors.

Updated: June 23, 2008

Outdoor Restaurants & Bars

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

1 Water St # 4, Brooklyn, NY 11201

This sweet date spot on the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier is an ideal place to watch (or set off) some fireworks.


225 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The back garden, near the Williamsburg waterfront, makes a lively setting for hearty American dishes and cocktails.

Pencil Factory

142 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Blocks from the Greenpoint piers, this neighborhood bar has a breezy sidewalk cafe.


187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Match your margaritas and mole with a spectacular rooftop view.