NYC is the place to be during the U.S. Open, when tennis champs from around the world gather to compete at the famous stadium in Queens. Fans get to see players like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams take the court, and what better way to join in on the fun than with a drink in hand? True tennis enthusiasts can celebrate with the official drink of the U.S. Open, the Grey Goose Honey Deuce, which is being offered at various bars around the city. As refreshing as it is tasty, the Grey Goose Honey Deuce is typically made with Grey Goose vodka, fresh lemonade, raspberry liqueur, and a garnish that resembles tennis balls: frozen honeydew melon balls. Read on for where to cheer on your favorite players, drink in hand.Read More
Where to Drink During the U.S. Open
1. The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
This Brooklyn haunt provides entertainment while you drink in the form of shuffleboard — and if you don’t know what that is or how to play, someone will happily teach you. (Tip: Bring lots of friends). Décor and vibe are Florida-inspired, with lots of pastels and tiki drinks. During the U.S. Open, the bar will be serving up its own twist on the Grey Goose Honey Deuce. Called the Royal Deuce, it’s made with Grey Goose vodka, Giffard Banane du Bresil liqueur, Elemakule Tiki bitters, and Boylan sparkling lemonade.
2. Harriet's Rooftop & Lounge
Sip craft cocktails amid verdant plants and velvet-lined booths while you snack on beet hummus with crudite and bacon-wrapped dates with chorizo, Marcona almonds, and blue cheese. Cocktails include creations like the Daisy, made with Grey Goose vodka, fresh lemon, and cassis liqueur, and the refreshing Grey Goose Honey Deuce during the tournament
3. Haswell Green's
Make it a fun night at this Midtown West cabaret-style bar, which has nightly live music and other shows. Part beer hall, part craft cocktail den, part restaurant, there’s something for everyone including tasty noshes like fried chicken tacos and breakfast pizza and drinks like the honeydew-infused Grey Goose Honey Deuce, along with a long beer list.
4. The Polo Bar
It’s not called Tennis Bar, but the polo crowd is a good stand-in for finding like-minded fans. And either way, the brown leather and plaid-clad space is cozy and inviting so you may as well settle in. While you’re there, order classics like the crab cake, chicken paillard, and the mouthwatering Polo Bar burger (there’s a veggie version if you prefer). The drink list is long, with plenty of options.
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5. Woodpecker by David Burke
From the innovative mind of celebrity chef David Burke comes this restaurant featuring wood-fired dishes like pizzas, a dry-aged cheeseburger, and roasted branzino. Well-crafted cocktails include the Grey Goose Honey Deuce, the natural choice during the U.S. Open.
6. The Beach at Dream Downtown
Live like summer never ends at this sand-filled rooftop oasis on top of the Dream Hotel Downtown. Grab a seat at the blue-and-white café and order slushy drinks and fancy hot dogs while you watch beautiful people cavort in the glass-bottomed pool and lush cabanas. Did we mention the sand is trucked in from the Hamptons?
7. Katana Kitten
Enter the world of Japanese cocktails, snacks, movies, and music paraphernalia at this theme bar devoted to Tokyo with top-notch drinks by Masa Urushido. Nibble on bites like nori fries and the namesake grilled cheese made with muenster cheese, Parmesan, nori, sesame, and yuzu kosho. The top floor is plastered with vintage Japanese movie posters while the hidden basement is music-inspired, specifically from the ‘90s era.
8. Saxon + Parole
There’s always a bubbly crowd at this sleekly designed space by Avroko, making it ideal for sipping on some well-made drinks and nibbling on snacks like raw or fried oysters, charcuterie boards, and roasted bone marrow. During the two weeks of the tournament, customers can order the lemonade and raspberry-flavored Grey Goose Honey Deuce, along with signature drinks like the celery gimlet and Queen Park Swizzle. There’s also an extensive wine and beer list.
9. The Water Tower Bar
This rooftop bar perched atop the Williamsburg Hotel is set inside an actual iconic Brooklyn water tower. Like the design-forward living room you wish you had, this one has epic views of Manhattan and a rotating lineup of DJs. Along with small bites and a curated Champagne list, tennis fans can order a frozen version of the Grey Goose Honey Deuce to sip on while they cheer on their favorite players.
10. Pier 17
The new crown jewel of the Seaport District has multiple drinking and dining destinations, from the riverside deck to the rooftop, called R17. Take in views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building while you sip on a refreshing Grey Goose Honey Deuce to beat the heat. If you’re hungry, order some Long Island fluke crudo and cucumber gazpacho, or if you’re after sweets, try the ice cream sandwich, made with an oat spelt chocolate chip cookie and creamy vanilla ice cream.