New York City looks nothing like it ever has before — but true to form, New Yorkers are embracing the changes with open arms, even during happy hour. As the city moves through its reopening phases, New Yorkers are now dining in the streets, strolling the sidewalks imbibing liquid takeout from bars, and sometimes even using their kitchens for more than just reheating takeout.
For city-dwellers looking to cool off with a summer drink, the guide ahead features 12 of NYC’s best Black-owned bars and restaurants. Each one is locally owned, and stands ready to satisfy your taste for innovative cocktails, or just a classic, frosty rum punch guaranteed to make you forget the humidity for a moment.
Be sure to double check these bars and restaurants’ status before you go or order, as they continue to adapt to changing phases and regulations amid reopening. A number of NYC restaurants and bars now offer patio service; studies indicate that there’s a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit www1.nyc.gov.Read More