Harlem is unlike any other neighborhood in New York City, and it has been my home for almost 4 years. Since living in this neighborhood I find it very important to support the local businesses in my hood from my cleaners, to my shoe repair, local clothing stores, restaurants, and bars. I feel as if when it comes to the restaurant/bar scene in Harlem things above 125th street are sometimes an afterthought for most people. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places to grab a good drink above 125th.
The Honeywell – This bar is located on the lower level of a building in which you are not able to see directly into from walking past. This being said, it creates this level of suspense before you walk into this bar that transports you back to the 70’s with their dimmed yellow lights and retro wallpaper. This bar does not JUST have tentative bartenders that serve up great drinks, but puts on a damn great show while making them. They accept reservations via their website, and is great for large groups and offer great bar bites. Be prepared to fall in love and cheat on current fav bartenders.
3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031