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10pm, Friday: Bia Garden
Buckets of cold Asian beer and tasty eats ranging from lemongrass sausage to spicy mussels make this bustling LES backyard the perfect place to imagine you're on vacation in Vietnam.
11pm, Saturday: Me Bar
Like some weird journey through the suburbs to reach the most uber-urban drinking spot in the city, head through Koreatown's La Quinta hotel lobby, up 14 floors, and you'll find a quaint rooftop oasis right under the Empire State Building, with a friendly, unpretentious bar and (if you're lucky) free popcorn.
Midnight, Saturday: Lucky Dog
Literally right beside the Supercore garden (remember, where you ate breakfast all those hours ago) sits the Lucky Dog garden, an oasis of cigarette-smoking, dog-play and delicious, perfectly poured beer. If you're not careful, you could end up here for days...
The Standard Hotel Biergarten
It's worth heading up to the Standard's fancy biergarten for the dirndl t-shirts alone... Though the amazing Teutonic beer selection and authentic currywurst help, too.
2am, Saturday: Berry Park
After a day of playing soccer in McCarren with the cool sharpness of a German national team member, soothe those aching muscles with a sharp German lager from the expertly curated selection of imports served on the expansive rooftop deck of this park-side soccer bar.
3am, Friday: Lowlands
With the lovely, pristine Gowanus Canal just a few blocks distant, this new spot from the owners of Abilene (itself featuring very nice outdoor tables), Lowlands has a sweet and leafy garden spot that has the particular advantage of staying open extra late.
4am, Sunday: The Waterfront Behind the Red Hook Fairway
Grab whatever delicacy you crave (oysters, Fritos), brownbag the beer, and head along a waterside path (just off the back patio) until the view of Lower Manhattan catches your fancy.
5am, Thursday: H&H Bagels at the Hudson
On the same far, far West Side block as massive club complexes Pacha and Hudson Terrace, New York's biggest bagel bakery churns 'em out all day and night, and though there's no seating, you can take it right across the street to eat on the banks of the Hudson, or chow out front and watch the parade of club-goers stumbling East.
6am, Wednesday: The Staten Island Ferry
It's a classic New York experience (except when it crashes): the wind in your hair, the lights of Lower Manhattan ablaze in the pre-dawn, a brown-bagged forty at your hip... And c'mon, it's free. Life is good.
7am, Monday: The Highline
We're still not sold on the High Line (a little too fussy, too... determined) but maybe that's because we're always there at prime times on the weekend, when it's a mad house. Mix yourself a nice Screwdriver in an old Burger King cup and feel the sun rise over your shoulder as you stare off into the West...