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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cheers, from the Boat Basin Cafe, on the Upper West Side

The Boat Basin, UWS
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.


liisamarja said...

you have no idea how many places i've picked from your posts to my list of "places to see in nyc"...so thank you!

ps. this cafe made it, as well...

Olivier said...

un bel endroit dans NYC et une tres belle photo

Beatrice B. said...

thank you for sharing this... I'm in New York every now and then and always hungry for new cool places!!!


Leif Hagen said...

Thanks for bringing us along for a beer and burger!
At an Eagan Rotary "After 5" party last night, one Rotarian told us about finding her daughter's apartment at the "Mango" in Manhattan, the size, the monthly rent - very interesting to compare with the same here in Minnesota! Sorry to be so verbose!

biebkriebels said...

It looks great to sit there and have a drink and look to the river.

RedPat said...

That is my kind of place! I think I'll have the pina colada.

Linden78 said...

This shot really captures the beautiful view and scenery surrounding the Boat Basin Cafe. We love spending warm summer nights looking out over the water. Great photo!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Nice photo =)