NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A summer evening spent at an outdoor restaurant or rooftop bar in New York City can be enchanting. The people, food, music and the atmosphere can make or break a night out in the city.
Finding that perfect spot to bring a date or just meet up with friends for drinks one night can be a daunting task, but once you end up sipping cocktails overlooking the cityscape, you'll find all that effort was well worth it.
If you're in need of a place to hang out with your buddies or to treat someone special to a night on the town, check out a list of the best places to grab a summertime drink in NYC.
Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge at the Library Hotel
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This charming rooftop bar is sure to satisfy the bookworm type as it is located above the Library Hotel, which showcases a reading theme. Reviews of the spot say it is "charming," "low-key and elegant."