Where to Go on a Date This Summer in NYC

Article about The Rockaway Hotel in Thrillist


After swiping right, keep the heat going with these summer date ideas. New York City is opening up again, and so are your options. If you’ve recently been through a COVID breakup (they’re Pfizer, you’re Moderna—you were star-crossed lovers!), if you’re in dire need of some fresh dating ideas post-quarantine, or if you’re just really, really, really ready to make out with strangers again, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to make dating in NYC as fun as it can possibly be. 

Have a hot dog eating contest for two at Coney Island’s minor league baseball stadium, order one ice cream float with two straws at the Ample Hills’ co-founders new sweet spot, or go full-court romance with a classical music concert lit only by candles. We can’t promise your date will be actually cool, but at least the venue will be!

Try a trendy new spot in the Rockaways

The Rockaways
A meal at Margie's, the new restaurant in The Rockaway Hotel, is ideal for those whose Tinder profiles suggest they like long walks on the beach. Order a round of oysters from the raw bar, share a plate of scallops a la plancha, and sip on cocktails like the Shark Bite, with ghost pepper tequila and watermelon, and the Golden Hour Manhattan, with rye and espresso, to get that last-minute-tropical-vacation feeling without leaving the five boroughs.
Cost: Mains start at $18; specialty cocktails start at $14