The L Lounge
If you have not yet stopped by the L Lounge in Harlem, you are definitely missing out. Visually it is an attractive hang out space with its colorful brightly lit bar and smooth comfortable lounge area located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 115th Street. Many nights you can catch some live jazz as well which only adds to the ambience.
Stop in Tuesday through Saturdays and visit with one of the friendly bartenders next time you are looking for a spot to meet up with your friends.
See our previous post by NativeNewYorker on L Lounge and it’s connection to Londel Davis, owner of Londel’s Supper Club.
The L Lounge
2141 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
(Neighborhood Bar: Harlem)
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67 Orange Street is offering their prix fixe menu until October 15, 2012. We have only four more nights to enjoy their spectacular (and dubbed as Harlem’s finest) signature cocktails along with an appetizer and entree at a discount price of $30.12. They are offering their prix fix menu between the hours of 6:00 to 10:00PM. See the list below for details on the cocktails, appetizers and Entrees offered on the prix fixe.
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Stop by Harlem Food Bar from 5 – 8pm any night through October 15th for Harlem Restaurant Week’s Oktoberfest. They are offering a prix fixe menu for $20.12
*Also check out HFB’s Happy Tuesday’s Hosted by Jamar Dunn every Tuesday night, More info here.
HFB is located on Frederick Douglass Blvd. (between 113 & 114 Street)
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Now you can enjoy Cafe Amrita indoors and outdoors. A friend of HarlemCondoLife let us know that Cafe Amrita now has outdoor seating. They have been steadily doing good business now for many years and their additional seating looks great.
Conveniently located 0n 110th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard right by the subway stop, Amrita is a great spot to have a coffee solo or a beer with a friend. We often have our Blog meetings there as they also have wi-fi. Please see our review by Austin2Harlem from a couple years back of Cafe Amrita.
301 11oth Street
New York, NY 10026
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We regret to inform you that one of our favorite venues MOJO has closed.
We will miss MOJO and hope that the owners start something new in Harlem.
Whatever it is, we will be there.
In the meantime there’s still quite a selection from which to choose and of which we have written.
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Have no clue how to celebrate Oktoberfest in Harlem? Look to Harlem Park to Park to assist. They offer plenty of options starting tomorrow (October 1)! Harlem Park to Park Initiative is a merchants association formed in 2009 to encourage and sustain commerce throughout the upper part of Manhattan, known as Harlem.
From October 1 to October 31 it is Restaurant and Retail Month where participating restaurants will offer three course prix fixe menus. Local shops that are participating in Oktoberfest in Harlem will offer select retail items for $20.10. Harlem Park to Park is co-hosting the Harlem Harvest Festival October 9 at St. Nicholas Avenue and 116th Street. And on October 28th end the fest with a Harlem Restaurant and Bar Crawl along 8th Avenue, i.e. Frederick Douglass Blvd.
So there are plenty of options to celebrate Oktoberfest in Harlem. I definitely plan to partake in one or more of these events. Hope to see you around!
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This place is a goldmine! Owners Chris Pollok and Oujmane Keita have delivered to our Harlem neighborhood a new watering hole that since day one has hit the ground running. You may have been following our updates
on bier international 6 months prior to it’s opening (thanks to HCL’s HarlemGal) and how we have been highly anticipating this place. We are excited that it is now open and already a new hot spot in the neighborhood. Very diverse clientele from the after work suit and tie crowd to casual shorts and flip flops just stopping by for a cold beer. During the day you get families with kids along with a solid Saturday & Sunday brunch crowd. The brunch menu has Crab Cakes Benedict for $12, Buttermilk Pancakes with assorted berries for $7, and a Norwegian Smoked Salmon Omelet for $10 just to name a few. Many evenings it is already overcrowded with its front wall of open windows allowing people to spill into the sidewalk. Very inviting and welcoming atmosphere. I walk by it every night on my way home and have yet to see it uncrowded. Not only can you get a large assortment of imported beers on tap (or by bottle) but they also provide a minimal selection of nice wines for the non beer drinkers in the house.
When they first opened, 5 weeks ago, the food started off with a minimal selection. It has now expanded to a full menu of small entrees and a healthy variety of appetizers thanks to Chef Adriano. The food is very reasonably priced between $7 to $12. Each plate has a beer suggestion to pair it with. Very smart move as I noticed looking around at all the tables and the bar that almost everyone was eating something. They have a nice cheese platter that you can tailor to a selection of cheeses you like. The also have an excellent Quacamole and Chips appetizer. I highly recommend the sliced Brauts with Sauerkraut served without bread. Goes nicely along with a couple of cold ones. Also very good is their Wild Mushroom Quesadilla. It’s priced very reasonably but the group I was with all agreed they should offer two sizes. A small size for one or two to share, and a larger size that several people could share. This was the tables favorite with the group I was with. The Steak Burgers are also great. Very hearty and come with french fries. They also have Shaved Parmesan and Truffle hand-cut Fries which are quite tasty. Also noteworthy the Catfish Tacos and the Fig & Pig (porchetta) Salad. The Fig & Pig Salad is only available during Oktobierfest. See full dinner menu. The Bier Steak Burger along with a couple other new items have been added to the menu.
This place has a great vibe and is already thriving. Everytime I’ve gone so far both of the owners have been present, very involved and mingling with the customers. This is a sure recipe to a successful establishment. The staff are equally as welcoming and friendly.
Bier International is the new kid on the block and as far as popularity goes, just pop in and see for yourself.
Enjoy Oktoberfest from September 18 – October 3. Bier International
2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (at 113th St.)
New York, NY 10026
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What can I say about Nectar Wine Bar. This new hot spot created by owners Eric Woods & Jai Jai Greenfield has created a gathering for those of us uptown, and everywhere, that have been craving a good wine bar. It has been crowded since it opened April 2008 offering a wide range of wines from their sister shop Harlem Vintage located next door. They provide a minimal menu of cheeses, meats & hummus to accent their wines. This is a very nice touch without distracting from this Bar’s main purpose, which of course is the wine. This place is great for relaxing after work to chillout music as well as keeping you entertained on Saturday nights with House music until closing. When I asked why did you decide on the location of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Eric who has been a resident of Harlem for 11 years, said “Frederick Douglass Boulevard is going to be the new area for restaurants, bars, & nightlife and we wanted to provide a place for the people in the neighborhood to enjoy themselves.” They truly have succeeded in their goal with Nectar and its friendly staff, diverse wines, great crowd, and an overall welcoming vibe that has made it a favorite destination in the neighborhood.
Nectar Wine Bar
2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
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