NYC Bars with the Best Air Conditioning 2011

“It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes…” – Nelly
In recognition of the current heat wave, we are repeating a popular post from last summer’s heat wave: “NYC Bars With the Best Air Conditioning”

Summer time in New York means outdoor drinking. But on days like today, with temperatures threatening to reach triple digits, you may be better off staying indoors. And if you are inside in this heat, you had better have air conditioning.

As a public service to our fellow NYC drinkers, here is our list of NYC bars boasting good air conditioning:

The House of Brews reports: “The AC is pumping and the Beer is ice cold”
The House of Brews
363 W. 46th St.
(between Eighth & Ninth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 245-0551

The House of Brews
302 W. 51st. St. (Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 541-7080

Bar Twelve has a heat wave special:
Free water & AC, $4 beers… Holla!
206 E. 34th St. (Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 545-9912

The Long Room says: “‎100Degrees, no problem, Stop in & Cool down!!”
The Long Room
120 W. 44th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
212 997-3933
The Comic Strip says: “ITS SO HOT! I’m talking 102 degrees! The only thing hotter are our shows tonight! Did you know the Comic Strip is AIR CONDITIONED?! Come by!”
Comic Strip Live
1568 Second Ave.
(between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 861-9386

Mad Dog and Beans can solve your heat issues with three words: ice cold margaritas.

Mad Dog & Beans

83 Pearl St. / 50 Stone St.
New York, NY
(212) 269-1177

Barcade in Brooklyn says: “Our air is conditioned!!! Get down here and cool off with a game of Cheyenne and a Fisherman’s Brew“.
388 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
718 302-6464
German bar Bierhaus invites you spend the heat wave with a cold Hofbrau:

German Bar & Grill
712 Third Ave. (45th St.)
New York, NY
(646) 580-2437

Reader comment:
Our friends at suggest three more:
Bar 13, Slate, and Taj:

35 E.13th St.
(bet. Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-6677

54 W. 21st St.
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 989-0096

48 W. 21st St.
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY

Check out our list from 2010:
I am sure they are still providing cool comfort.

Do you have any favorite “chill” spots? Let us know in the comments below what are the best air conditioned bars in NYC?

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