Eater threw together a fairly witty list of the The Seven Worse Outdoor Drinking Spots in New York. I’m on the bandwagon on a few, but could easily add to the list bringing it to a total of ten.  I would throw in Pulino’s on general principle; it’s impossible to believe you could sit on the corner of Houston and Bowery sipping a $15 glass of Rose in 95 degree weather.  Completely down with the Dos Caminos mention and to an extent, the Cipriani Downtown, although that my friends is purely a people watching experience.  And, you get what you pay for in the form of Peter Beard or some really nice Bentley. The price of gawking doesn’t come cheaply these days.

I especially enjoyed the Cipriani write-up: “We love Europeans and we love drinking outdoors. But for some reason, the two of them go together like lamb and tuna fish. Throw in a $20 drink, a kaleidoscope of pastel, … and an abundance of “professional” women and you have a terrible destination. Unless you want to wind up cash poor with a head full of overheard information about the renovations of Starvos’ ski chalet in Gstaad, we suggest you skip Cipriani’s.”

(Image: NYPOST)

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