10 great summer nightspots in the Hudson Valley

Sasha Karcich, of Mamaroneck, and Laura Izzo, of

(Credit: Georgette Yacoub)

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but before you know it, the summer will be over. Rooftop bars will take things inside, and beach-side restaurants will stow away the umbrellas for outdoor tables.

Seize the day and head to one of the these 10 Hudson Valley nightspots primed for summer fun, listed here in alphabetical order. Order a frozen drink for us while youre there.

-Compiled by Chris Serico and Georgette Yacoub

  • Nick Williams and Rocco Portanova, both of New

    Brazen Fox Blues and jazz, Drinking, Rock and more 175 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains With the largest outdoor patio on Mamaroneck Avenue -- easily fitting up to 200 people -- Brazen is a sweet spot to mingle during a warm summer night. Visit the full patio bar during happy hour, where sangrias, mojitos, frozen piña coladas and Brazilian inspired cocktails are dropped to sinfully low prices.

  • The Captain's Table in Monroe features a man-made

    The Captain's Table $ | American, Rock and more, Pub 547 Rte. 17M Monroe There aren’t many places in landlocked Monroe that will make you feel like you’re on the beach, but The Captain’s Table does the best job of it. With a third-acre of sand covering the backyard, live music on weekends and more than 30 available beer options, pulling up a chair at the Table is a summer must.

  • People enjoying nightlife at Gully's on the Newburgh

    Gully's $$ | Nightspot, American, Rock and more 2 Washington St. Newburgh If you want to go the way of Andy Samberg, who famously sang "I'm On A Boat," without having to leave the docks, head to Gully’s, the floating bar and restaurant on the Newburgh waterfront. And if things get too hot to handle on the aft deck, head to the lower level, which is air-conditioned.

  • Artie Yannaco is a bartender at the Hudson

    Hudson Water Club $$$ | American 606 Beach Rd. West Haverstraw From Thursday through Sunday throughout the summer there’s entertainment on the spacious deck, which you can get to by land or by water. Yes, the Water Club encourages customers to dock at the restaurant marina and order dinner and drinks at a waterside table.

  • Maggie Spillane's Ale House offers rooftop dining and

    Maggie Spillane's Ale House $$ | Lounge, Pub, Trivia nights, Pub, American, Karaoke and Open jams, Irish 571 Gramatan Ave. Mount Vernon Feeling hoppy? Maggie’s spacious rooftop beer garden is the perfect place to sit back and grab a cold one (they have 16 on tap). Make a point to try one of the specialty cocktails, like the Creamsicle, a concoction of Stoli O and orange juice topped with vanilla ice cream.

  • Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Rye Playland.

    Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar $$$ | American, Seafood 1 Playland Pkwy. Rye While the adjacent Rye Playland amusement park is fun for all ages, grown-ups seeking adult beverages can kick back on the patio of the Pier, where fruity drinks like the Bellini Tiki perfectly complement the view of the beach and the Long Island Sound.

  • The porch at Pour Cafe and Wine Bar

    Pour Cafe and Wine Bar $$ | Wine bar, Small plates, Panini 241 E. Main St. Mount Kisco There aren’t many wine bars that make you feel like you're relaxing at home, but this one, set in a 19th century Victorian, will do just that. On a warm night, pair a bottle of vino with a cozy seat on the front porch, where a few tables overlook an unusually large front lawn for Mount Kisco’s business district.

  • A view from the rooftop lounge at Red

    Red Hat on the River $$$ | French, Bistros - Brasseries 1 Bridge St. Irvington The rooftop lounge at Red Hat offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River that will satisfy your craving for a waterfront getaway. Spend the evening sipping on Strawberry Sangria, a complex mixture of fresh fruit and wine that will have you falling into punch-drunk love.

  • Enjoying the nightlife at Shadows on the Hudson

    Shadows on the Hudson $$$ | American, Dance club, Lounge 176 Rinaldi Blvd. Poughkeepsie With multiple rooms and themes in its expansive quarters, Shadows is one of Poughkeepsie’s most sophisticated nightlife destinations. But Mother Nature bestows additional beauty on the venue in the summertime, when outdoor drinks mean an even more gorgeous view of both the Hudson River and two bridges connecting Dutchess and Ulster counties.

  • T.F. Noonan's $$ | Beer, Pub, American, Burgers 16 E. Central Ave. Pearl River The summertime is never over at T.F. Noonan’s, a classic-style pub with a beer garden open year-round thanks to strategically placed heaters. But for those warm summer months, wash away the heat with one of eight tap, or 18 bottled brews, and keep ’em coming.

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