The Best Outdoor And Rooftop Bars In NYC, Chicago, L.A., Miami And SF 2014

The best outdoor watering holes in NYC, Chicago, L.A., Miami and SF

Break out the sunscreen—outdoor drinking season is upon us.

We perched ourselves on bayside decks to slurp oysters and sip rosé and clambered onto rooftops for strong cocktails with some serious views. All of our hard work, was, of course, in the name of finding the best outdoor drinking spots in the country.

Now, here are our well-researched finds. Find out where to pretend you're in a retro Italian beach club in NYC (complete with gelato!), or fly down south for some Miami-style R&R (read: cabanas and bottle service). See where you can grab coffee or cocktails with a panoramic view of Downtown L.A., bring on the beer at outdoor fire pits in the Bay Area or party it up at one of Chicago's many rooftop bars.

Summer calls—best take that one outside.