What is a visit to NYC without great food and drinks?! We decided to venture out to the flatiron district and have lunch at a place that came highly recommended. When you walk into Eataly, it is like a large Italian market with all sorts of neat things to browse through and purchase. There are also food station areas to order pastas, vegetables, and seafood. But, the best part is that they also have a rooftop area with nice views of the city while you enjoy yummy food and beer they brew themselves. I went for their wheat beer and grilled halibut dish. Amazing! Those familiar with the flatiron district will recognize this signature building.
After a delicious meal with friends, we wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather and have a few drinks at a beer garden. Because the city is so packed and condensed, it is hard to find a truly open and spread out beer garden. We did however discover the beekman beer garden beach club. Once you walk in there is a sand area with lounge chairs and couches. There was also another tent covered area with long benches and tables. I think the best part of this place was the views. Just across the water was a view of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn bridge.