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3 places to pretend it's July in the dead of winter

Escape the icy grip of winter by taking a trip to a more tropical destination, right here in NYC.

Kingston Hall

This tiki-meets-pub bar in the East Village has fireplaces and palm trees, a pool table and beverages served in coconuts. Grab a Caribbean dish like the jerk pork sliders and close your eyes while sipping from your Drunken Coconut — it’s almost like… well, no, you’re still in NYC, but how much can be wrong with life when there’s a rum-based drink in your hand? (And they’re two-for-one until 8 p.m.) 149 Second Ave., East Village

Spa Castle, our favorite Korean water park/spa, has expanded to Manhattan with less whimsy but more luxury. No more kiddos (under 16 anyway) and while not as cavernous, there are still 39,000 feet of indoor and outdoor pools — saltwater, hydrotherapy and one heated to 190 degrees to really get rid of the winter chill. The main pool even has a swim-up bar! Day pass $65, 9 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. 114 E. 57th St., Midtown

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Court

Get a head start on becoming the reigning shuffleboard champion at your future Florida retirement community in this Brooklyn bar. Games are $40 per hour, so pull those khaki shorts and pastel polos out of summer storage, pull up those socks as high as they’ll go and have some silly fun. 514 Union St., Brooklyn

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