There are plenty of coffee shops in FiDi that work for meetings, but if you don’t want to call your medium-sized beverage a “grande,” then your options are more limited, and you should head to Fika. This mini-chain is Scandinavian-inspired, and even if you’re not in the mood for shrimp salad with dill on house bread, you can still make use of the bright, comfortable space that has plenty of seating. This FiDi location is large, especially for the neighborhood, and has a bunch of booths, as well as communal tables that work for meetings with bigger groups.
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On the roof of Pier 17 in the Seaport District, The Greens is a big outdoor space where you can drink while playing lawn games with a group.
Watermark is a bar on Pier 15 near the South Street Seaport with outdoor seating that works for Happy Hour drinks.
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If you’re looking to drink truly excellent beer and have some very good food with it, Tørst is one of your best options in the city.
Bathhouse is an Eastern European restaurant in Williamsburg that serves some of the best food you can eat in a robe.
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Freehold is a coffeeshop/workspace by day and a bar by night. They have a great backyard, but expect crowds on peak nights.
Gregory's is a coffee chain in NYC, and the locations tend to be good places to both eat pastries and get some work done.
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