Fish bowls are not just for the beach but are found year-round here in NYC. New Yorkers love their trendy cocktails. PHD Terrace is popular for its 10 pounds, 165 ounces shareable Moscow Mules, FYI. For the summer of 2018, seasonal bar Watermark offered fish bowl cocktails in blue porcelain mermaid cups. It was major.
While the Mermaid fish bowls are atm not in circulation, some dope fish bowls in NYC are year-round. Fish bowls are alcoholic drinks served typically in 32-ounce glassware, a fish bowl. The azure blue is intended to look like water and is attributed to a key ingredient, blue Curaçao. Other key ingredients include lemonade, vodka, rum, and pineapple juice. It is then garnished with lemon slices and sometimes fun ocean figurines like fish and sharks. NYC fish bowls are great drinks to share with friends. See below for ten NYC fish bowl drinks. You’ll think this winter you’re on a beach for sure. Let’s get tipsy!
1.Magic Hour Rooftop Bar
(485 7th Ave 18th floor)
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge features an “urban amusement park.” The bar’s theme caters to adult sensibilities. Guests can partake in putt-putt called “foreplay,” which features life-sized animals in cheeky poses. There is also a carousel and a garden with views of the skyline and magnificent Empire State Building. The bar is a lot of hype. You’ll want to order this fish bowl housed in a disco ball. It’s glitzy and unique enough to get you out on the DJ’d dance floor. If you are going with a group, be sure to make a reservation.
And if this venue is not your speed, but you love a good rooftop vibe, then check out our recommendations for other roof top NYC bars.
2. Bowlmor Lanes
(W. 44th St)
Bowlmor Lanes Times Square is super fun. You can also bowl with this company in Chelsea Piers. You’ll want to grab a fish bowl to share with your bowling buddies. Here, bowling is a classy, fun affair. The “Dunk Tank Cocktail” uses 123 ounces to make their fish bowl. And, hey for some of us, our game can approve after drinking one of these packed punches. They also have lamb lollipop appetizers (yum).
3. The Polynesian
(W 42nd St. )
The Polynesian, located in the Pod Times Square Hotel, is the most glam Tiki hut you are likely to ever encounter. The name of the game here is artisanal crafted cocktails. Their fish bowl says it all, the “HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A,” will have you planning your next vacay to Maui.
4. Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
(181 Lexington Ave)
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is a bar with Southern-styled BBQ, flat screens, fried goodness, and kick-ass fish bowls. Their fish bowl “Swamp water” is legendary. This establishment is a tribute to North Carolina BBQ. For over twenty-five years, this joint has been a home for Southern ex-pats in NYC who need to get their fixings. It’s a party y’all.
5. Beetle House
(308 E 6th St)
Three words: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Tim Burton films are the source of inspiration for Beetle House, located in NYC and LA. Perhaps, on your way to see Beetlejuice the Broadway musical, consider getting pumped with this bar’s fish bowl the “Big Fish Bowl.” And in the words of Beetlejuice or Michael Keaton, “It’s showtime.”
7. Applebees Bar & Grill
(234 W 42nd St.)
That’s right, chain restaurant Applebees Bar & Grill has made our list. Firstly, it’s a well-kept secret, but Applebees has a great happy hour. Check your location. Secondly, they also offer a drink of the month for $1.00. November’s cocktail of the month was a Vodka cranberry lemonade. “Skarkbowl” uses Captain Morgan and a cute gummy shark garnish. What have we been doing with our lives? Head to your local Applebees!
7. Shaking Crab
(230 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York) (2869 Broadway, NY, New York)
Fish bowls are best enjoyed with seafood. Shaking Crab also has a Brooklyn location with a happy hour every day from 12-6 PM. Order the “Fisherman’s Punch” for two to wash down the Cajun fries and Shrimp Po’boy.
8. Bar None
(98 3rd Ave)
Bar None is a taproom for cheap beer, trivia, karaoke, and oh yes, fish bowls. Fun fact, “bar none,” is a phrase to denote the meaning without exception.
9. Wicked Willy’s
(149 Bleeker Street)
Wicked Willy’s is the local watering hole near NYU. “Classic Shark Tank” and “Scourge of the Seven Seas” is made to share at $26.00. Check their website for daily deals. Grab your fish bowl and play some ping pong and don’t forget to order some wings to stave off some of the booze. It’s not your first rodeo after-all.
10. Sugar Factory
You might have heard of Sugar Factory. It’s famous around the world and heavily promoted by celebs. They host parties, events, and weddings (cool deal). Interestingly, their fish bowls are called “Goblets” and can be made with or without alcohol, so you’ll wanna bring the kiddos. Their “Hot an Wild” goblet was designed by Pitbull.