New York City has interesting things for everyone and definitely one of the best places to have a fun weekend at a bar or club with friends.
One of the unique stuff is the signature fishbowl drinks that so many places serve.
These drinks are all different, but they always have a good taste with a unique twist.
We went on a search for the best fishbowl drinks in NYC. Some of them are very popular, and some are fishbowls that not many people of heard of.
So grab a friend or two and enjoy one or all of these delicious cocktails!
Sugar Factory NYC
Each bowl is a different type of fruit-flavored drink, some of which were created by celebrities like Bruno Mars, Pitbull, and The Chainsmokers.
Some of the fishbowls are tropical, like the margaritas with fresh lime juice, the Classic Watermelon Pina Colada, the Mai Tai, and the Raspberry Watermelon Mojito. Other drinks are very sweet and fit with the candy theme, like the White Gummi, the Lollipop Passion, or the Electric Purple Jawbreaker Margarita.
All of the fishbowls are bubbly when they are served, adding to the experience. You can find the whole list of fishbowl drinks on their website.
The Disco Ball for All – Moxy Hotel
The Magic Hour is a rooftop bar at the Moxy Hotel in Times Square.
The roof is full of different parties, including a mini-golf course, a dance area, and a bar with a bunch of classy drinks that your whole group will love.
Their signature fishbowl is served in an actual spinning disco ball. The sweet punch has vodka, red wines, and fruity flavors with edible flowers floating in it.
This disco ball serves around fifteen people, and they will not let you attempt to order it with less than ten.
So make sure you bring a group of your friends to share this fun, delicious concoction at a fun rooftop bar.
Swamp Water – Brother Jimmy
Brother Jimmy’s Swamp Water is the signature cocktail at the New York BBQ restaurant and bar.
The drink is fruity and green, it comes in an actual fishbowl, and you won’t taste the alcohol in this awesome party fishbowl.
This drink is a mix of vodka, soda, pineapple juice, and fruity liquor.
Enjoying a bowl of this delicious drink is a sign that you are starting your nightlife in NYC right.
At The Polynesian, you will instantly feel like you are on a summer vacation on a tropical island, not in New York City.
In addition, they have three fantastic fishbowl drinks that will make you and your friends feel like you are drinking cocktails on a beach for the rest of the night.
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Fish Bowl
Your tropical mood will intensify when you order (but fail to pronounce correctly) their Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Fish Bowl.
This sweet, refreshing cocktail is made with flavored rums, blue curaçao, coconut, absinthe, and various tropical juices.
Hoist The Colours Punch
Are you ready to be the life of the pirate party? You know pirates love their booze, and this fun drink is served in a treasure chest.
This fishbowl has multiple rums mixed with cinnamon, bitters, absinthe, club soda, and tropical juice.
Finally, the third fishbowl at The Polynesian is the Exotica Bowl. This bowl also has rum, club soda, juices, and some garnishes.
Fisherman’s Punch – Shaking Crab
The Fishman’s Punch is the signature fishbowl drink at the Shaking Crab.
The restaurant has seven locations throughout the area, including one in Brooklyn and a couple outside of NYC.
The bowl is made with Captain Morgan, blue curacao, and a housemade mix of juice. The bowl goes perfectly with the food that they sell.
If you are the only one drinking and do not want alcohol poisoning, you can order a single-serve called the mug.
Otherwise, you can grab a bowl for two or a whole tank that serves four or more.
Clover Club’s Punches
Another bar in Brooklyn where you can find fishbowls is the Clover Club.
Their drinks are actually served in classy-looking punch bowls, and the bar’s environment seems fancy, but it is not as upstyle as it looks.
The two different bowls are both punches. One is the Harvest Punch that has rum, cognac, mulled cider, and lemon.
The other is a pear-flavored punch with Pisco, pears, pear liquor, a mix of bitters, and garnished fruit.
If you want to have a stylish punchbowl on your table in a nice, old-style bar, this is the place for you.
Patron Mexican Grill
Patron Mexican Grill near Times Square has eight different fishbowls.
Their fishbowls are different types, including their version of classic drinks, some fruity, tropical drinks, and a few that are their signature drinks created by the bar.
You can order them in various sizes, including 30 ounces that serve one to two people, 50 ounces that serve two to three, or one hundred ounces that will serve a whole table.
Here are the different bowls and what is included in each:
A margarita-type drink that you can order frozen or on the rocks. The El Bandera is like a classic margarita but much more prominent since it only comes in the 50-ounce size.
Long Island Iced Tea
Like a classic Long Island Iced Tea, this bowl has vodkas, tequila, gin, rum, triple sec, lemon juice, and soda.
New Orleans Hurricane with Orange Juice
Another twist on a classic drink, the hurricane has flavored rums, pineapple-flavored juice, orange juice, and grenadine.
Similar to the drink above, this classic hurricane-type bowl has multiple rums, vodkas, and pineapples.
Drunken Pyrat Walks the Plank
Made with Pyrat Rum, the Drunken Pyrat is another tropical fishbowl with pineapple juice, mango Patron, sour, and grenadine.
Rubber Ducky… You’re The One
This tequila-based bowl also has blue curacao, pineapple schnapps, lemon soda, and an adorable, free rubber ducky to top it off.
Another blue, tropical bowl, this one is only available in the fifty-ounce size. It includes vodkas, flavored rums, blue curacao, pineapple-flavored juice.
Our final blue drink has pineapple vodka, pineapple rum, blue curacao, and alcohol-infused gummy candy that make the bowl look like it actually is the ocean.
Big Fish Bowl – Beetle House NYC
Lastly, if you are looking for a simple, light fishbowl but a crazy environment, forget the other drinks and order a Big Fish Bowl at the Beetle House NYC.
The bar itself is a Tim Burton-themed bar based on his many movies, including Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The Big Fish Bowl will fill you and a friend and is made with liquors, including vodka, gin, tequila, blue curacao, and fruity juice.
Information about Fishbowls and Drinks
How much does a fishbowl drink cost?
Fishbowls start around $25 USD for a standard size. If they are larger sizes, they can cost anywhere between $50 and $100.
And, if they come with extra features like the discoball, they can cost a couple of hundred dollars.
How many standard drinks is a fishbowl?
Many bars sell one size of fishbowl which will have three to four strong drinks.
Some places, like the Patron Mexican Grill, serve different sizes.
The largest size at Patron, one hundred ounces, will have between six and eight drinks and is equivalent to two drinks for three to four people. The largest fishbowls like the discoball will have well over ten standard drinks but is usually closer to fifteen or twenty.
How much is a cocktail in NYC?
Cocktail prices vary depending on when and where you are. If you are at happy hour at a cheap bar, you can get a cocktail for as low as $4-5.
If you are in Manhattan on a Saturday night, or at an upscale place, you will pay somewhere between $20-40 for a cocktail.
Do bars in NYC have to serve food?
Although many bars in NYC serve food, they are not required to. This was a requirement during the pandemic, and it has since ended. Bars that do not serve food are allowed.
You do not need to spend a lot of time walking around endlessly on a search for the best fishbowl drink in NYC.
We have listed all of the best ones here, so you just need to grab some friends and hit up a bar for delicious, fun fishbowl drinks.
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