Why Come Here? It’s a beautiful day and you want to drink with several hundred New Yorkers outside on a (docked) boat
At some point this summer, you’ll probably find yourself at the Frying Pan. And while you’re there, you will run into someone you know. That’s because Frying Pan is one of Manhattan’s most popular outdoor drinking space and for many good reasons. To start, the Frying Pan is a retired lightship that’s permanently docked at Pier 66 on the Hudson (at about 26th Street) which means panoramic views up and down the Hudson (and of course across to New Jersey) in addition to the fact you get to drink on a boat. Combine that with tasty Sangria on tap and a rotating selection of New York State craft beers (try the Capt. Lawrence) and you may wonder: what’s not to love?
The answer, as with many popular bars, is much of the food. But as day turns to night and you’re sipping your fourth glass of sangria, you’ll probably want to consider putting something a little more solid in your stomach. Fortunately if you make the right decisions, you can eat a tasty light meal here. Here are my recommendations:
The Frying Pan
Pier 66 Martime (26th St. on the Hudson River)
New York, NY