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Three cheers for the red white and blue! Another three cheers for food and booze! While most of the city is shipping out for this most patriotic of holidays (personally I’ll be celebrating our nation’s 236th birthday in Ocean City with my sister’s in-laws and a lot of sparklers!), you might be able to enjoy your Fourth of July faves in some peace and quiet, save for the boom of fireworks, of course!

Sit back, relax and enjoy some cookout-themed menus, unlimited cocktails and delicious barbecue. Happy Independence Day, y’all!

Sons of Essex

It is once again time for this 3rd annual Independence Day Beer and Bacon Block party at the Lower East Side hub: Sons of Essex! Enjoy some Pat LaFrieda pork and all-you-can-drink beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Tiki torches and beach balls will make you feel as if you actually were able to escape the city. Time to celebrate!

133 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002
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The Dutch

With a cookout-themed menu including extra-fancy corn dogs, and texas-style smoked brisket, The Dutch is sure to please those palettes! Available all day, have some fun and enjoy some funnel cake with caramel and corn pudding for me please!

131 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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The Fourth

Aptly named, this Union Square restaurant is open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner! Holiday specials include lobster rolls, chilled corn soup, and surf and turf. Wash it all down with mint lemonade, watermelon mojitos and $5 beer specials! With a menu like that it will be easy to think you’re off on a beach in the cape.

132 Fourth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
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The Gander

Head over to Flatiron for an all-day party with live music, karaoke, a ping-pong tournament, and obviously some food! The 4th of July menu includes oyster shooters, lobster rolls, fried chicken, and barbeque ribs. But don’t miss the sundae bar and kegs of local craft beer. Yum! This one includes tickets, so make sure you get them here.

15 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
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What says “America” better than a bottomless margarita brunch? I suppose bottomless Budweiser brunch, but we are always in the mood for a margarita! At least I am. Enjoy unlimited drinks and Mexican French toast with cajeta and chorizo-potato hash sliders.

1191 First Ave.
New York, NY 10065
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Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

Okay, it’s not its own restaurant, but we can’t talk about food on the 4th of July and not mention The World-Famous Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest out on Coney Island. What started as a contest between friends has quickly become one of the nation’s favorite Independence Day traditions! Festivities start at 10:00 am.

Coney Island, NY
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Have a fabulous and safe Fourth of July, Bitches!

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