The finalists are in and it’s going down! Monday, August 26th at Harlem Tavern hosted by Bevy Smith with music by DJ Stormin’ Norman. Uptown Battle of Bars VIP Showdown will start at 6 pm to 10 pm at Harlem Tavern. Harlem Tavern is located in the heart of Harlem’s Restaurant Row at 2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th Street. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Visit uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com to buy tickets.
See yesterdays article in The Daily News 12 barkeeps vying for supremacy in Uptown Battle of the Bars…and all have a shot! Pictures in this post are originally from the Daily News.
See our previous post Uptown Battle Of The Bars Competition.
Looking for something to do in Harlem this Cinco De Mayo? Check out Harlem Tavern Saturday May 5th for Cinco De Mayo Patio Fest Party!
There will be live music by The Polka Brothers from 4 til 7PM followed by DJ from 8 til 2AM.
This will also mark the official opening of the Beer Garden. The weather forecast for Saturday looks good… sunny skies and in the 70’s. Lift a glass in honor of your Mexican Heritage or friends from Mexico and come out and celebrate!
* Cinco De Mayo (fifth of May) a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
If your looking for a good spot to watch the game this Sunday check out Harlem Tavern SuperBowl Redzone Party 2012. Indoor and outdoor seating with DJ. Last call for brunch is 1:30pm. Doors will reopen for Super Bowl party at 3pm. First come first served for seating. Come early! This is one of the best places to see sporting events in the area so it’s going to be packed. See you there.
LET’S GO GIANTS!
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The very popular beer garden, sports bar and restaurant Harlem Tavern expanding their winter space.
Construction of Harlem Tavern’s winter garden is underway in Harlem. Now we will be able to enjoy the additional outdoor space covered and heated all winder long.
If you can’t make it there soon – and by all means you should, below is their recipe for Cedar Plank Salmon Relish, which is a favorite of ours.
I didn’t go to Harlem Tavern on the opening night as it was just too packed. After passing by on several occasions, I finally ventured in to enjoy a mid-afternoon lunch. Well, I couldn’t have picked a better time as the service was great and my meal was cooked to perfection. When I spoke with the server, it appears that the restaurant has made numerous changes since it opened in early July. With a condensed menu, the kitchen is now able to concentrate on maintaining consistency and will gradually introduce new dishes.
Restaurants in this neighborhood seem to come and go. Those that remain open have accomplished a challenging task—accommodating the varying palates in this blended community. My outdoor dining experience with Harlem Tavern was a pleasant surprise and I look forward to returning to an expanded menu.
2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY
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A NEW and IMPROVED GetHealthyHarlem.org website has been launched. A celebration will occur at Harlem Tavern on Wednesday, August 31 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm, 2153 Frederick Douglass Bvld.
An additional event will be held on August 30, 2011, from 4:30-6:30pm at 125th Street Library (224 East 125th Street by 3rd Ave.)
Site improvements include viewing and posting made EASIER, more health information TAILORED to Northern Manhattan, and the ability to post your own events on the COMMUNITY CALENDAR !
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
Harlem has a new beer garden and locals definitely turned out in large numbers to be the first to see it first hand. Harlem Tavern, located on the northwest corner of 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., opened its doors at 5 PM sharp July 1 and folks were lined up along the outer wall to get in. By 6 or 6:30 PM the entire place was packed with uptowners. And when I say packed, every table inside and out had patrons sitting anxiously awaiting to try out the food and beverage menu. By 7 PM, I checked my online accounts and several people
checked into Foursquare from Harlem Tavern and photos of the place from inside were posted immediately to Facebook. The place was completely full in two hours and the kitchen and bar were blasted with orders. The design and layout of the place had no problem seating the crowd. We had seats outside and it was nice and comfortable. Harlem Tavern is going to be a great place to drink, eat and people watch. Stop by this weekend. They are starting brunch from 10-4 PM.
As for product, I am not going to get into reviewing the food, drinks or service yet since last night was their first night of business. I want to give them some space and time to get their service dance down. All I am going to say is the wait staff and owners did their absolute best given what was presented before them-a tsunami like large crowd. The bar and kitchen got so backed up, it was going to take them all night to get caught up. I left before 9 PM so not sure what happened after then.
I know the owners of Harlem Tavern are seasoned restauranteurs. They own several joints in the City so they know what they are doing. I plan on
returning real soon. However, when I left the place last night all I kept thinking was “they better hire more staff pronto!” They need more workers ASAP! Last nights turnout proved, along with bier international’s success, there is a demand in Harlem for outdoor dining/beer gardens. Last nights attendance proved that-in my view. There had to be at least 300 or more people in attendance.
There was one more thought that crossed my mind when I left Harlem Tavern last night “gold mine.” Harlem Tavern and bier international are complete gold mines. It is obvious or it will be. Walk by these places and see for yourself! Beer gardens in Harlem…are gold mines!
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
A reader provided us with a nice photo this morning about Harlem Tavern! I believe the photo says it all-opening day at Harlem Tavern starts at 5 pm, July 1! See you there! And a big thanks to our reader!!! You know who you are! You are the BEST!
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
If you were planning on stopping by Harlem Tavern tomorrow night, June 29, don’t. They’re not quite ready yet. They just passed their last inspection last night (June 27) and over the weekend they put out a call for more food runners. They were needing a lot more help. Given all this, they are now aiming to open this Friday if all goes as planned.
So if you are around over the holiday weekend, there might be another place in Harlem to sit outside to eat and drink! In the mean time, check out their menu and drink list, here. When they open, you’ll be ready to order when you arrive! Stay tuned…