6 Outdoor Happy Hours for Cocktails in Westchester

From Yonkers all the way up to Peekskill: All the booziest lawns and happiest hours to while away your early evenings.

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From Katonah to White Plains, look no further for the booziest beer gardens and outdoor happy hours to while away your early evenings.

By Hannah Teligades and Dave Zucker

You know the old saying: “It’s not summer until someone takes a lawn dart to the face.” Or something like that; we’re sure you have your own variation. The point is after all the groundhog shenanigans, the one true way to know the warm weather has arrived is to get out of work, throw your jacket aside, and knock back some refreshing adult beverages with your friends and coworkers in the crisp, cool air.

Yes, we’re talking outdoor happy hours. Westchester is filled with venues sporting decks, awnings, patios, and rooftop lounges. We thought we’d help give you a head start with a breakdown of some of our favorite al fresco imbibing locales.

bartaco

1 Willett Ave, Port Chester; 914.937.8226

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When it comes to waterfront views, bartaco is hard to beat. And while it doesn’t offer “traditional” happy hour specials, it certainly has something special hidden up its sleeve. Fans of West Coast staple In-N-Out’s ‘secret menu’ options will be delighted to find a slice of that exclusivity here in Westchester with bartaco’s secret taco. We’ll let that sink in. Secret. Taco. The current #bartacosecret is full of warm and robust spice, Mexican-style chorizo seared on the plancha until charred and crispy. Then, it’s topped with a bright and creamy avocado salsa for a balanced and delicious bite.

 

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

369 Lexington Ave, Mt Kisco; 845.261.3279

Stop by for special brewery hours running from Wednesday to Friday starting at 2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. Also, happy hour begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights after trivia. Pair your $8 drafts, $28 pitchers, and $12 flights with a bite from the delicious shared menu.

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Freebird Kitchen & Bar

161 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.607.2476

“The only rooftop beer garden in White Plains” doesn’t disappoint. Look forward to views of the cityscape and clear blue skies this time of year, and an outdoor happy hour bar menu from Wednesdays to Sundays to enjoy delicious drinks starting as low as $3.

Hudson Social

11 Station Plaza, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.3634

Soak in the Dobbs Ferry waterfront alongside a meal made with local ingredients and a cocktail at happy hour prices. From Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., draft beers are $6, glasses of wine are $9, and house cocktails and martinis are $9. If you’re looking for a $9 bite, you can choose from chicken wings, pretzel bites, cheese quesadilla, or chips and guacamole.

 

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Le Fontane

137 Somerstwon Tpke, Katonah; 914.232.9619

If you’re trying to up your happy hour game, try Le Fontane. Fit with a garden and a bubbling fountain, this patio is the perfect summer setting for $5 apps and drinks. Try the bruschetta to start, and pick from the appetizer specials next, which include a lobster and avocado roll and baked clams. For sipping, pick between $5 and $8 wines, and enjoy $3 off any cocktail.

Southern Table Kitchen and Bar

39 Marble Ave, Pleasantville; 914.618.3355

Taco Tuesdays are basically all-day happy hours, right? With $24 unlimited tacos, we had to include Southern Table’s Tuesday specials. While you fill up on tacos, you can sip on $14 margaritas or $14 wines.

 

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