Discover Hidden Gardens and Secret Terraces in New York

With summer right around the corner, we know New Yorkers are dreaming of eating and drinking outdoors. Instead of standing at a crowded bar, why not head to one of these hidden gardens or secret terraces to escape the chaos of the Big Apple without leaving the city? Away from the bustle of the city, these hidden gems provide a relaxed, casual environment and are exclusive to those in the know.

NEW – The Williamsburg Hotel’s Outdoor Terrace

Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood, the new outdoor terrace is officially open for business at The Williamsburg Hotel – tucked off the busy street corner in the bustling neighborhood.  A cascading staircase encompasses seating for an intimate date night or small group setting and table service is available to sip concoctions from the new summer menu. Live jazz sessions with local singer, Katherine Ella Wood, and her trio play in the background on select days/nights as well as afternoon tea service sponsored by the Brooklyn Bread Lab and Tea Dealers.


NEW – Salvation Burger’s Outdoor Courtyard – Pod 51

New this summer, Salvation Burger’s outdoor courtyard at Pod 51 will offer light bites and cocktails from April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s Salvation Burger located on the ground floor of the property. The space is tucked behind the Pod 51 lobby, making it a true gem for those in the know. Relax and socialize with beef or veggie sliders, frozen cocktails, and boozy milkshakes surrounded by a vertical garden and twinkling lights strung overhead.

Lobby Terrace – The Bowery Hotel

The Bowery Hotel’s lobby terrace is tucked behind the stylish lobby, an iconic New York City hotspot. Open and airy, the terrace is backed by adjustable floor to ceiling windows, giving the space an abundance of natural light. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails such as the Regalo Verde, a twist on the classic margarita, or the Ginger Fizz, a refreshing sparkling drink, while lounging in plush armchairs in an atmosphere that is casual and unhurried. In a space that’s known as one of the most popular spots in New York, the hotel bustles with a relaxed vibe and is perfect for a summer night in the city.

*Open to the public from 9am to 2am on Sunday through Wednesday and 9am to 4am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with priority given to hotel guests*


Lobby Lounge & Garden at The Ludlow Hotel

Downtown denizens, rejoice! Tucked inside the edgy Ludlow Hotel, al fresco aficionados will find a “secret” garden hidden behind the atmospheric lobby bar and lounge. Ideal for daytime lingering and nighttime cocktails, the large outdoor gathering space features brick walls, bluestone-paved flooring and a Trellis ceiling – perfect for frequenting on even the drizzliest of summer Fridays! Day or night, patrons can enjoy a provocative cocktail menu curated by Thomas Waugh as well as full menu from the Dirty French kitchen, one of Manhattan’s hottest restaurants. Kick off your weekend in style while sipping on eccentric signature cocktails such as the Belmondo (blanco tequila, pear eau de vie, ginger, gentian, fresh lime) and Grand Prix (grain Japanese whiskey, coconut vermouth, ras el hanout, aromatic bitters) and enjoying light, Parisian-inspired bites like Oysters BourgignonLamb Carpaccio and Duck a l’Orange.

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