Don't let the ceaseless barrage of tweets fool you. The staffers at Complex make time for successful social lives. Just like you, we eat out, attend live shows, drink to excess, and have fiercely held opinions about which bodegas stock the widest variety of soda. We know New York City and the cities we individually hail from. With this new feature, Complex Co-Signs, we have our people dish on their favorite spots.

Today, the topic is summer bars. The ideal summer bar won't feel oppressive, will allow the patrons to glimpse some sunlight while they imbibe, and maybe smoke outside if the spot is really tip top. Here are five of our favorites.