It’s starting to heat up in NYC, which means frozen drinks for all! Check out these great UWS bars and restaurants and enjoy yourself some frozen margaritas on the Upper West Side.
320 Amsterdam Ave (between 75th and 76th Streets)
Playa Betty’s is a high-energy, California style restaurant with amazing food as well as drinks. I recommend trying their chicken wings!
You must try the Frozen Paloma! It’s a frozen grapefruit margarita with Cuervo silver, grapefruit and lime, and a pink peppercorn-salted ring.
This slushy drink goes for $12 unless it’s happy hour. Then it’s only $8!
All of the places in this list are amazing, but I have to say that Playa Betty’s makes my favorite frozen margaritas on the Upper West Side.
61 Columbus Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd Streets)
With locations throughout NYC and the country, this beloved Mexican chain has more up its sleeve than just their sensational guac!
Head to their Lincoln Center restaurant and try the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita. Just focus on the fact that you’re getting some antioxidants with your good time.
This concoction is made with blanco tequila, triple sec, pomegranate and lime.
208 Columbus Ave (between 69th and 70th Streets)
The margaritas at El Mitote are made with 100% pure blue agave.
They offer both standard frozen and flavored frozen margaritas.
These drinks are served in giant jam jars!
They don’t take reservations and the place is usually super crowded, so try going during off hours.
El Mitote is a popular Mexican restaurant with amazing sandwiches.
485 Columbus Ave (between 83rd and 84th Streets)
Stop by Cilantro for a super strong 16 ounce serving of frozen margarita, which you can accompany with free chips and salsa.
This southwestern joint serves up authentic cuisine and I dare you to get their nachos!
Cilantro is also a popular Upper West Side brunch spot! Make your own omelette for $10!
Heights Bar & Grill
2867 Broadway (between 111th and 112th Streets)
Here is a place you can enjoy six different frozen margaritas while admiring views of the Upper West Side from their upper level roof deck. And they’re only $5 from 11pm-2am every day! This Columbia University bar is super fun and affordable.