Sip into Summer: The Best Aperol Spritz Spots in NYC

Summer is the season of the spritz! Originating in Italy as a popular aperitif, the Spritz has gained international popularity as a refreshing summer drink. A spritz consists of a sparkling wine base, usually Prosecco, with the addition of a bitter liquor and soda water. One of the most popular bitter liquors is Aperol, giving the drink its signature vibrant orange hue.

What is a Spritz?

A spritz is a delightful blend of Prosecco, bitter liquor, and soda water. The Aperol Spritz, in particular, has quickly become a staple of summer. It’s light, refreshing, versatile, and aesthetically pleasing.

The Rise of the Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz has become synonymous with summer relaxation and socializing. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or enjoying a sunny afternoon in the city, an Aperol Spritz is the perfect companion.

Top NYC Spots for an Aperol Spritz

If you ever find yourself in NYC looking for an Aperol Spritz, here are our top recommendations:


Location: Kip’s Bay

Highlight: Sip on an Aperol Spritz while taking in gorgeous views of the river from their terrace. Enjoy lawn games and live music all summer long!

Isla and Co

Location: Midtown / Williamsburg

Highlight: Bringing an Australian flair to New York, Isla and Co offers brunch, dinner, coffee, cocktails, and more at this amazing venue.

One Fifth

Location: Greenwich Village

Highlight: Another fantastic restaurant by Chef Marc Forgione, delivering Italian-inspired food and drinks. Try any of their four spritzes or their new spritz pitchers!


Location: West Village

Highlight: The perfect summer afternoon: an Aperol Spritz, house-made pasta, on their garden terrace after a fun day of exploring the West Village.

SERRA by Birreria

Location: Flatiron District

Highlight: This gorgeous rooftop is seasonally decorated and offers the most delicious Italian fare. Feel like you’re in Italy with a Spritz and some fine Italian dining.


Make Your Own Aperol Spritz at Home

Feeling inspired? Here’s a simple recipe for making an Aperol Spritz at home:

Ingredients: Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, ice, and an orange slice.

Instructions: Fill a glass with ice, add 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol, and a splash of soda water. Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice.

Hosting an Event?

Feel like you’re having an Italian summer here in New York with these Aperol Spritz options. Interested in hosting an event at any of these venues? Contact us for more details.

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