As the temperature heats up, many restaurants are cranking up the air conditioning to make their guests more comfortable. While the cool air feels nice, sometimes you want to enjoy the warm breeze that comes with summer.

One of the best parts of summer is getting to eat outside. Here are a few spots around Queens where you can experience great outdoor dining.

1. Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside

Located right on Bell Boulevard, Bourbon Street will make you feel as if you’ve been sent to New Orleans. Head up to their rooftop seating for great food and cocktails in a comfortable, casual environment.


2. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood

If you’re looking to enjoy a cold brew in a place that has the comforts of home, Nowadays is the place to be this summer. On top of having a delicious food and drink menu, they have a bocce ball set, chess, checkers and backgammon sets with the playing boards painted directly onto the picnic tables and a ping-pong table for customers to use.

3. A+ Roof Bar, 39-16 College Point Blvd., Flushing

Drinks on the roof, anyone? A+ Roof Bar sits on top of The Parc Hotel and offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline while you sip on your favorite summer cocktails.

4. Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten, 15-16 149th St., Whitestone

Enjoy a contemporary twist on German and American cuisine at Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten. Their outdoor space with long picnic tables allows you and your group to have plenty of space while enjoying a pretzel that’s the size of your face.


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5. Anable Basin Sailing, 4-40 44th Dr., Long Island City

Get a closeup view of the Manhattan skyline and the East River while dining at Anable Basin Sailing. With their specialty menu and beautiful views, you’ll find yourself coming here again and again this summer.

6. Jack’s Fire Department, 39-46 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside

Sometimes you just want char-grilled wings and loaded fries. At Jack’s Fire Department, patrons can enjoy their cozy outdoor space while enjoying classic bar food menu and brews.

7. Nick’s Bistro, 104-20 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

Transport yourself to Italy and Greece as you enjoy your meal at Nick’s Bistro. Their outdoor seating is limited, so be sure to get there early for a good spot!

8. Bocaito Cafe & Wine Bar, 81-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights

What could be better than enjoying great food and wine outside? Whether you’re coming for brunch, dinner or happy hour, Bocaito Cafe & Wine Bar offers a comfortable outdoor dining experience complete with giant umbrellas for shade.


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9. Tu Casa Restaurant, 119-35 Metropolitan Ave., Kew Gardens

Looking for delicious Peruvian food while enjoying the summer weather? Tu Casa’s Kew Gardens location allows customers to enjoy outdoor seating while munching on Peruvian favorites such as chalet fritas and carne guisada.

10. IL Bambino, 34-08 31st Ave., Astoria

Get a taste of handmade meats, cheeses and breads for a fresh meal this summer at IL Bambino. Their rustic outdoor space is shady, which is perfect for those who want to enjoy the weather but don’t want to be cooked in the sun.



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