Harlem's dining resurgence—fueled by hot spots like Red Rooster and Levain Bakery—continues apace with the opening of this massive international craft-brew garden. Bringing theme-park magnitude to the historic 'hood, the 7,000-square-foot venue seats 350 and boasts 80 different beers (20 drafts and 60 bottles). Gather your crew for a guzzling session around the umbrella-shaded tables on the patio or at one of the communal wood tables inside. Both beer nerds and casual drinkers will find quaffs to their liking among the local suds (Harlem Brewing Company's Sugar Hill), everyday bottles (Budweiser) and international selections (oak-aged Scotch ale Innis & Gunn). You can soak up all the booze with hearty plates, like kielbasa, cedar-plank grilled salmon and a Moroccan spiced lamb burger. Weekend brunches with live jazz and a rotating selection of art from nearby galleries give the joint some local flavor.
|Venue name:||Harlem Tavern|
2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
|Cross street:||at 116th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–4am; Sat, Sun 10am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C, 2, 3 to 116th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|