America's Best Outdoor Bars
Courtesy of Wythe Hotel
Ides Bar, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
This former barrel factory re-opened in May 2012 as a 72-room hotel just one subway stop from Manhattan and within walking distance of Williamsburg’s best restaurants and bars. But why stray when you can head upstairs to the Ides Bar, a sixth-floor wrap-around roof deck with views of the Manhattan skyline that stretch from Midtown to Wall Street and around to the rest of Brooklyn. While early buzz means that lines are starting to form, don’t be put off immediately, as the no-frills space is larger than your average roof deck.