Top bars and bartenders uptown compete from August 12th – 21th.
Presented by HARLEM PARK TO PARK and sponsored by RIAZUL TEQUILA.
Final showdown event on August 26th from 6 pm – 10 pm, when the winner will be announced. DJ Stormin’ Norman of SUNDAE SERMON will provide the music, and the one and only Bevy Smith will be the celebrity judge.
1. 35+ bars from West Harlem, East Harlem, Central Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood each feature an original cocktail August 12th through August 21st.
2. Visit participating bars to sample original cocktails. Discounted price of $8 for cocktail on Monday, August 12th and Monday, August 19th.
3. Vote online at Instagram @UptownBattle until August 21st for your favorite bar to advance to the Showdown Finale event.
4. Bartenders from the top 3 bars with highest votes from each neighborhood will advance to the Finale/Showdown event on August 26th to compete for title of BEST UPTOWN BARTENDER.
5. Purchase tickets for admission to VIP Showdown event featuring industry/celebrity judges and celebrity dj, discounted drink/appetizer specials and original cocktail samples.
Tickets: $35 in advance
$40 at the door
Visit uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com to buy your tickets today!
9A NYC Kitchen & Lounge
The Grange Bar & Eatery
67 Orange Street
Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
Harlem Food Bar
Red Rooster Harlem
WXYZ Bar/Aloft Harlem Hotel
Ya Tenga French Bistro
Camaradas El Barrio
Prime One 16
Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar
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You don’t want to miss this! The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival Sunday, June 9th in Harlem. This Free Live Music event comes at the perfect time now that the warm summer weather has finally arrived.
This year the festival will start at 12 noon and and go until 7pm. Live performances by Maria Davis Presents, AZAR Traveling Roots, Soul’D Out NYC, The Gecko Brothas, Jomion & the Uklos and Crucial Bridge and the I-Nity Band. Traveling around the world with Native North African Music, Soul, Hip Hop, Music from Benin and Reggae.
The Mafrika Music Festival will be in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park, 120th Street & 5th Avenue. Come early and save a spot! There will be food provided by Yatenga Bistro & Bar.
The “After Party” will be held at one of our favorite music spots The Shrine.
(The Shrine is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. #212-690-7807)
Shrine Bar Restaurant World Music Venue in Harlem
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The Shrine Bar Restaurant is all kinds of fun. Literally, with its World Music Venue in Harlem you can expect to hear a wide variety of different music every week. I was there recently with friends just passing through (not for a particular event), and was happy to meet Francois Maheux, the man responsible for Bookings and Promotions. We were discussing Harlem, Apollo Theater and just music in general and how vital live music is to Harlem and the history of Harlem. There are many great spots to hear music in Harlem and Shrine is no exception. It is the perfect size venue, roomy but not too big with a comfortable, inviting and festive interior. I especially enjoy that you can hear jazz, hip hop, funk, world, reggae, Latin, rap, blues rock on any given night as they keep it interesting, current and on the pulse. Here is a list of upcoming events you can see at Shrine Bar Restaurant/World Music Venue. Recently friend to our blog, Harlem born and raised “John O” of Tha Gecko Brothas, perfromed there and I’m sure that they will return over the summer months. It is worth passing through if you have not been there yet to check out their food and drinks MENU. Every once in a while there is a cover for special events like an AIDS benefit, or a fundraiser where customers are more than happy to contribute. The Shrine has great drinks if you like margaritas and pina coladas. My friend recommended the pina colada (with a splash of grand marnier on top) which was very good especially with a side order of wings. You cannot go wrong with that combo. Next time I would like to sit in their outdoor seating and try their Fela Burger and also their Afro Chicken which both looked good. But then definitely come back inside to enjoy some great live music!
(Make sure you check out The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session which is each and every Sunday)
*Stay tuned as HarlemCondoLife will continue to keep you posted with events at the Shrine.
Classic album covers cover the ceiling of Shrine
Shrine Bar Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10030
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Posted in Harlem, Music, New York City Tagged with: 133rd St, 7th Avenue, @HarlemHCL, Brooklyn, Donations, Harlem, Harlem Hurricane Relief Supply Drive, HarlemCondoLife.com, Hurricane Sandy, nyc, Shrine
Photo provided by BET
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
The Travelistas of BET recently came to Harlem for their season one episode. While here they asked locals what they love about Harlem? See what some Harlemites had to say. You may recognize some of the places in the video that we have featured as well, such as Mojo, Swing, N Boutique, Make My Cake and Frederick Douglass Circle and more! Take a look by clicking here!
Posted in Celebrity, Harlem, Restaurants Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, BET.com, Frederick Douglass Circle, Harlem, HarlemCondoLife.com, Hgl, Make My Cake, Mojo, N Boutique, new york city, Shrine, Swing, Travelistas, your gateway to harlem