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
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."