1. Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken2839-2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York
2. Buddha Beer Bar4476 Broadway, New York
3. Shrine World Music Venue2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York
4. The Grange Bar & Eatery1635 Amsterdam Ave, New York
5. Maysles Cinema343 Lenox Ave, New York
6. The Cloisters99 Margaret Corbin Dr; , New York
7. Londel’s Supper Club2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York
8. Papasito Mexican Grill and Agave Bar223 Dyckman St, New York
9. Dyckman Bar221 Dyckman St, New York
This crispy, crunchy, juicy greatness is worth the trip to Harlem. Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken does fried chicken the right way, and offers excellent sides like yams, mac 'n cheese, collard greens, rice, cornbread.
Head all the way to Washington Heights to achieve brewlightenment at this growler-friendly global beer bar serving up the likes of Ommegang Seduction, local Mary's Maple Porter, and Delirium Tremens, plus eclectic street-food-inspired bites (w/ ingredients pulled from their rooftop garden) including Korean fried chicken, deep-fried pizza, skewered cow hearts (!), and house sausages, also a directive you will most certainly follow.
Before opening in 2007, Shrine was a community center called the Black United Fund Plaza -- the sign now comically reads “Black United Fun Plaza,” and the multimedia arts and culture space features live music, theater, film, and dance, fostering a positive creative environment for both artists and audiences. All ages are welcome, but you have to be 21+ to order a drink at the full bar. If you come hungry, not to worry, there's a full dinner menu as well.
It's up in Harlem, but this neighborhood resto is a great place to get fresh food with top-notch cocktails, craft beers, and wine.
This Harlem-based not-for-profit theater is all about inspiring change through showings of socially progressive documentaries (and sometimes Q&As with the filmmakers themselves!).
Part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters opened in 1938 and reflects medieval architecture and art, with over 2,000 works of art and stunning outdoor gardens that are not to be missed.
This Central Harlem resto used to be a barber shop until it was converted into this Southern soul food spot, dishing out tasty dishes like their BBQ baby back ribs and other below-the-Mason-Dixon-Line favorites.
Papasito does a bottomless brunch buffet on Sunday afternoons for around 20 bucks, a half-price happy hour Monday through Friday with $1 tacos at the bar, and a menu of international and Mexican cuisine that’ll fill you up and get you ready for that next round of frozen margaritas.
You can trust that you’ll actually have a great time if you hit up this local hotspot, because it’s got great music, cool staff, terrific drinks, drinking Jenga (drinking semi-optional), and room to break it down on the dance floor.