Photo by myself in Riverside Park at 79th Street, on the Upper West Side.
The Boat Basin Cafe is one of my favorite places in New York.
Certainly not fancy, this outdoor bar is located at 79th Street in Riverside Park. It is named after the dock just outside, where dozens of houseboats are moored.
The Boat Basin is a neighborhood bar and is only open during the warmer months. They serve burgers, fries, beer and frozen drinks like maragaritas and pina coladas, which are mixed by machines.
Beyond the stone arch, you can see the Hudson River and New Jersey. The main walkway of Riverside Park is one level below. The park is narrow in this area. There is room for benches, a strip of grass and a jogging path.
With the breezes, it feels like you are in a boat. Well, if you have a couple potent margaritas and close your eyes, you can imagine being on a boat. Or being near a boat. Which you are, since there are boats parked within arms reach ;-)
For an earlier view of Riverside Park from the Boat Basin, click here.
For the Boat Basin website, click here.
Related posts: Looking Out Yonder, to the Far West Side, Sunset, Along the West Side Highway and On the West Side Highway.