It’s no secret that we’ve officially entered the summer season of sticky subway rides, crowded beaches, and ice cold cocktails on rooftop bars. But with the temperature rising into the 90’s, it’s probably good to know exactly where to go to seek refuge from the heat. We guarantee you won’t even break a sweat if you follow our guide to staying cool this summer.
1. GOTO THE MOVIES
The first thing most people want to do when it’s hot is just sit in a dark, frigid room, where no one moves or talks or does anything besides enjoy a new flick on a nice big screen. Luckily, that’s exactly what movie theaters are for! Grab a friend or go solo, and treat yourself to that new movie you’ve been meaning to see. Check out Nitehawk or BAM for select movies you’re guaranteed to enjoy.
136 Metropolitan Ave
Now playing: Chef, Snowpiercer, Obvious Child, Only Lovers Left Alive, Rocky
30 Lafayette Ave
Now Playing: Chef, He Got Game, Obvious Child, The Leopard, Begin Again
2. WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!
Nothing cools you down better than some of the best ice cream in town. Brooklyn is becoming a hub for specialty ice cream parlors like Ample Hill, Brooklyn Ice cream factory, and Blue Marble ice cream. Who wouldn’t want to try a scoop of pretzel infused ice cream?
623 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
97 Commercial St
Blue Marble Ice Cream
186 Underhill Ave
3. CULTURE YOURSELF
Museums have great summer specials like free fridays, so why not take advantage of the free entry to learn something new, or re visit one of your favorite exhibits. The Brooklyn Museum is having Target First Saturdays where you can enjoy free art and entertainment till 11pm.
200 Eastern Parkway
Target First Saturdays: 5pm-11pm
4. BARS AND BOOZE
This may be the most obvious choice, but why not step into a nicely air conditioned bar for an ice cold beverage? You don’t have to feel bad when you opt for a good old fashioned indoor bar rather than toughing it out there with those daring rooftop goers. Set up shop at Hotel BPM’s Lower Level Bar for relaxed vibes and awesome drink specials.
The Lower Level Bar & Restaurant
139 33rd St
5. LIVE TUNES AND GOOD VIBES
Indoor concerts may end in you working up a bit of a sweat head banging a little too much, but it sure beats head banging in the blistering sun. The Barclays Center is always a good place to catch a good basketball game or concert, and it’s just one subway stop from Hotel BPM!
620 Atlantic Ave