Phunky Elephant’s patio has enough room for you and a few friends to hang out with a couple of drinks and some cheese-forward bar snacks like macaroni and cheese spring rolls. They occasionally host live music here, and you can always make a reservation ahead of time online if you’re worried about finding a spot. They also have bingo brunch, in case that pairing of nouns makes you perk up.
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Lakruwana is a Sri Lankan restaurant on Staten Island with a $15 all-you-can-eat buffet and outdoor seating.
The Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is free, and you can use it to get to and from Staten Island. Or you can treat it like a floating bar with an outdoor deck.
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Fieldtrip is a counter-service spot in Harlem that specializes in rice bowls, and it’s good for something quick and affordable.
Head to Skinner’s Loft when you’re looking for rooftop drinks in Downtown Jersey City.
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