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Chi Dining Lounge in Westbury has an outdoor patio with cabanas and fire pits for drinks and snacks. (May 10, 2013)(Credit: Barbara Alper)

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LI's indoor/outdoor drink destinations

It's been a cool spring -- but it's starting to stay warm enough in early evenings to grab a drink outdoors. The decks, rooftops and open courtyards are opening up, at least some of the time, for patrons who want to get a jump-start on the season. Here are five spots with dynamic outdoor settings -- each has space to retreat indoors, too, lest you need to consider Plan B.