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The 10 Best Spots to Sip Frosé in NYC This Summer

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|by Mikey Miller |


Your official guide to frosé season in the city

Summer has officially begun, and what better way is there to celebrate than by enjoying the beautiful weather and sipping some refreshing frosé? Frosé, or frozen rosé, is what happens when you cross rosé with a slushie. And since light wines and slushies are perfect for the heat and sunshine, we’ve rounded up a few of the best spots in New York for you to sip some frosé this summer.

Strawberry frosé is just one of many decadent varieties available in New York City (Photo: iStock)

Strawberry frosé is just one of many decadent varieties available in New York City (Photo: iStock)

Bar Primi Bowery
Located right on the border of NoHo and the East Village, Bar Primi is a self-described “Italian pasta shop” that boasts extensive brunch, lunch and dinner menus, and has been featured in publications such as New York Magazine and the New York Times. Bar Primi is particularly proud of its frosé, placing it at the top of its cocktail list. This fruity take on the drink is composed of Sicilian rosé, Rosato vermouth and strawberry.

The Rookery
Although this Bushwick bar is located in an industrial space, it prides itself on being a contemporary pub. The Rookery has both an outdoor beer garden and a 16-foot bar in the shape of a horseshoe. With a menu informed by the pub food of the British West Indies, the Rookery’s frosé, comprised of rosé, strawberry and lime, can be enjoyed for only $8, a steal in New York City. For another $4, you can take your frosé to the next level and add an Aperol float.

Brooklyn Wine Cellar
If you decide to try out the Brooklyn Wine Cellar, your frosé experience will definitely be a bit different. Instead of a normal restaurant-bar, this alcoholic joint is one of almost 40 vendors in the DeKalb Market Hall, a bustling food hall in downtown Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Wine Center, in fact, is famous for its frosé, featuring the drink heavily on its Instagram account. And while you’re there, you can try the Brooklyn Wine Center’s frozen white sangria or frozen margarita as well, in addition to food from the other vendors, whose cuisines range from sushi to barbeque to Mexican.

North River Lobster Company
The North River Lobster Company will give you an experience like no other. This lobster shack is located on a boat that boards at Pier 81 (in Midtown West), cruising up and down the Hudson River all day, providing passengers with beautiful, unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. You have to purchase a $10 boarding pass to ride (on top of the price of your food and drink), but your pass is good for the entire day. For your frosé mix, try North River’s Frozé! Frozé! Frozé!, made up of Cloud Chaser rosé, Ketel botanical grapefruit vodka, strawberry, elderflower and lemon.

The Skylark
This Times Square hotspot is the place to be if you want to be classy, thirty floors above the city and sipping on some delicious frosé. The Skylark sells seven signature frosé drinks. In addition to the normal Skylark frosé, the upscale bar offers their Berry Botox frosé (crѐme de meure with Skylark frosé, crushed ice, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and a sprig of mint), Frozelini (Combier liqueur Peche de Vigne with Skylark frosé, diced peaches and Villa Sandi prosecco), Coconut Karma (Malibu with Skylark frosé, coconut foam and freshly toasted coconut), Gummy (Skylark frosé and assorted gummy bears), Pollinator (honey syrup with Skylark frosé and a mixture of fresh seasonal edible flowers), and Rainbow (Skylark frosé and miniature fruit flavor marshmallows). Keep in mind, though, that the Skylark is only open Monday through Friday.

The Trestle
If you’re in Queens, The Trestle is the place that you want to go to find quality frosé. Not even two and a half years old, this Astoria establishment serves American cuisine and is decked out with “unique and original décor of cobblestone floors, bridge ceilings and city skyline pictures.” The Trestle markets its frosé as composed of lots of rosé and its secret ingredients. And if you’re a frosé enthusiast with children, feel free to bring them, since they can order off the kids’ menu.

Beaubourg
Enjoy your frosé at this fancy French restaurant housed in Le District, an equally fancy French food hall located within Battery Park City’s Brookfield Place. You’ll feel like you’re strolling the streets of Paris, Cannes or Nice in the restaurant’s breezy atmosphere. At the Beaubourg, you can enjoy a French take on frosé, fittingly called the Frosé Français, which consists of Grey Goose melon, Giffard crѐme de pêche, pressed lemon, Cointreau and rosé.

The Vine
Although it serves lunch and dinner as well, this upscale Midtown eatery and bar is the place to go if breakfast is your thing, for it features a full American breakfast buffet for $28 a person. And for $60, you and your fellow diners can share a carafe of The Vine’s frosé, which is made of rosé, Lejay crѐme de cassis, lemon and agave.

Pizza Beach
Take a well-deserved reprieve from the crazy, urban environment of New York City and pretend that you’re relaxing on a beach! With two locations in Manhattan, in the Lower East Side and the Upper East Side (affectionately referred to by the restaurant as the “Lower Beach Side” and “Upper Beach Side”), Pizza Beach is full of decor reminiscent of the Greek taverna in Mamma Mia! At Pizza Beach, you can enjoy a glass of frosé and specialty pizza, all while pretending you’re tanning in that hot summer sun.

Vandal
This Lower East Side establishment, located right on Bowery, is a restaurant, bar and nightclub in one, which “celebrates the art, architecture, and food of global culture from New York to Vietnam to Barcelona and beyond.” Before you dance the night away in the eclectically decorated joint, make sure you try Vandal’s Rio de Frosé, which consists of True premium vodka, Côtes de Provence rosé, Avuá Prata Caçhaca, Cocchi Americano, lemon and simple syrup.

For more of the best of NYC this summer, check out our list of the Top Shows in New York City in July 2019.

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