If I had a dollar for every bar and grill in NYC that allows you to eat and drink outside on the water with TV’s to watch games, that not only allows but encourages you to bring your dog, well –I’d have $1.
After having a discussion about the nearly impossible feat of finding a bar and grill that provides the ability to watch sporting events outside while enjoying the weather, I came to the premature conclusion that it simply didn’t exist.
That was until Manifest Destiny led me to West 79th Street, past Riverside Drive, around the red clay path down the steps and underneath the Henry Hudson Parkway. I know what your thinking – I just recounted the filming of an all too familiar Law & Order rape scene.
Anyway, Boat Basin Café is best known for reasonably priced drinks. Specialties including their own Electric Lemonade, as well as the standard Piña Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri. Looking to grab a beer? You can’t go wrong with Liquid Gold on tap or a bucket of Coronas.
The café serves food, but set your expectations low. Not as low as the dog food stationed on the floor at the end of the bar, but low nonetheless. Have a few too many drinks and you may actually enjoy the frozen chicken tenders or out-of-the-box burgers.
If it’s Sunday, if the sun is out, and if you cant find me, I’m at Boat Basin Café drinking the day away, begrudgingly eating the mediocre bar food while petting some stranger’s dog. Just remember; you can’t let your Mondays ruin your Sundays.
Boat Basin Cafe- Bar and Grill; West 79th and Hudson River; 212-496-5542
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