October 18th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal
Have you ever wanted to check out several drinking and eating establishments in Harlem in one night but never had the time? You’ve read about Harlem’s booming restaurant row on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in various publications and wondered what’s it like? Well, now you have the opportunity to see and experience several fine dining establishments all in one night at Experience: Harlem Bar & Restaurant Crawl taking place the evening of October 28 from 6 PM to 10 PM. Experience: Harlem, one of the early pioneers in promoting all things positive about Harlem, has rounded up some of Harlem’s best restaurant and drinking places for this event. They are: Mojo, 5 & Diamond, Melba’s, Questan’s, 67 Orange, and more! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.

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September 22nd, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Source: NYT Video

If you’re looking for a place to hang your hat and get your groove on this weekend (or any night for that matter), Harlem has a spot for you – and right on it’s Gold Coast.

From Bier International to 67 Orange to Nectar Wine Bar, all of which have been featured on HarlemCondoLife.

See friends to “HCL” Jai Jai, Karl & Chris interviewed in the clip below.  If you haven’t already, get out there and checkout your neighborhood hotspots.  See you all there.  Salute!  HarlemGuy

Check out the latest NYT’s Tipsy Diary episode entitled Drinks In Harlem for details.

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September 22nd, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Source: NYT Video

If you’re looking for a place to hang your hat and get your groove on this weekend (or any night for that matter), Harlem has a spot for you – and right on it’s Gold Coast.

From Bier International to 67 Orange to Nectar Wine Bar, all of which have been featured on HarlemCondoLife.

See friends to “HCL” Jai Jai, Karl & Chris interviewed in the clip below.  If you haven’t already, get out there and checkout your neighborhood hotspots.  See you all there.  Salute!  HarlemGuy

Check out the latest NYT’s Tipsy Diary episode entitled Drinks In Harlem for details.

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March 7th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

“Did it up” in Harlem.  The restaurant and nightlife scene was PACKED last Friday night in Harlem.

I started at MOJO’S for dinner and drinks with friends.  It was very crowded and I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Kiki Shepard, longtime  co-host of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”  who was sitting at the table next to me.  I talked with owner, Moon, for a long time as well.  Did you know that he sells his own brand of wine?  Pick one up if you’re a red wine lover.  Its very good.  Also learned that they have live music on Monday nights and this Spring/Summer they will open the windows in the front with outdoor tables and in addition will have DJ’s some of the nights.

After dinner headed to NECTAR to say hello to one of the owner’s Eric.  Also very full.  Then walked by SEVENTEEN B but didn’t go in.  Nice crowd but swung by QUESTAN’S instead to say hello to Dee, the owner.   She has to charge a cover now it gets so crowded (almost too crowded) on Friday & Saturday nights.  The music was pumpin’ and it was so packed you could barely move.  Might need a bigger space soon.  She has a very loyal local neighborhood crowd.  Sunday nights at Questan’s DJ’s play House Music now.  HipHop all other nights.

After that we all headed over to 67 ORANGE to say hello to Karl, the owner.  There we closed out the night with wings and 2 orders of pepper popcorn while listening to a diverse mix of all different kinds of music.

So go and support our local businesses next time you want to have a fun night out.  There are many many other good night spots as well… but this was only one night. Next time!

HarlemHouse will be out of town for a month traveling for work but will resume blogging again in April.  In the meantime, enjoy a new Podcast/Mix “SpanishHarlemMix” by RhythmDB.

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January 24th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

UPDATE  Jan. 26th:  Just wanted to post an Update that HARLEM VINTAGE  sold out every bottle of Haitian Rum “Barancourt” last night at the tasting they had for donating to “New Yorkers For Haiti” Way to go Harlem for showing support for a good cause!

THIS MONDAY NIGHT   Jan. 25th

TWO Great Events To Checkout – Jan. 24th & Jan. 25th.

SUNDAY Jan. 24rd.  Go Jets! “Nectar” Wine Bar (& Beer) are showing the Jets Game today. Kickoff time is at 3:00 PM.  “Wear some Jets gear and get a free beer.”

MONDAY Jan. 25th from 5:00-8:00 PM.  Join “Harlem Vintage” next door to Nectar, for a tasting party for the HAITIAN RUM “Barbancourt.”  Make a small donation to join the tasting.  All proceeds of the sale of Barancourt ($22.99) and the tasting will be matched by Harlem Vintage and donated to the charity “New Yorkers for Haiti”

Props to Jai Jai & Eric for doing something to help make a difference with donations for Haiti and “New Yorkers for Haiti”

Harlem Vinatge #212-866-WINE

Netcar #212-961-9622

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January 15th, 2009 by harlemhouse
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By HarlemHouse

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.

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Nectar Wine Bar

2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

New York, NY 10027

(212) 961-9622

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