|Venue name:||67 Orange Street||Contact:|
2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
|Cross street:||between 112th and 113th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Wed, Thu, Sun 6pm–2am; Fri, Sat 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to 116th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $13. AmEx, MC, V|
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I went to this spot for the first time the other day, and I liked the atmosphere and refreshments. I enjoyed the hummus with chopped tomatoes and seasoned pita. In terms of drinks, I was really glad I chose the Brazilian Jig. The pineapple juice and chunks of ginger added great flavor to the cache.
Besides our elevated booth, there were are a few other seats at the bar, two next to the staircase, and a couple more by the entrance and windows. The venue is intimate, with colorful Harlem-themed art and a diverse books about Harlem displayed on the brick walls.
The service was OK; the bar seemed understaffed for a few hours so the sole waiter was doing his best. Maybe they don't expect many people in the early evening. Also, a few of the appetizers --falafel, guac for the sexy nachos--were unavailable at the time.
I loved the 70s r&b, 80s hip-hop, and 90s dance music that played throughout the night. It started out at a good volume. You could chat and laugh with friends across the table, or nod your head while reciting Slick Rick's "Children's Story." But the music was turned up a little too high when more people started coming in around 9pm. It's a small place, after all, so the big nightclub volume didn't match the narrow bar space.
I had a good time, and I'd like to check this place out again soon.