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The best things to do Harlem, NY

Harlem, NY is one of city's most diverse neighborhoods that offers a myriad of things to do and places to explore

By Time Out New York contributors
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Searching for the best things to do in Harlem, NY? The nabe offers a myriad of places to explore. Amid the wide range of one-of-a-kind bars and restaurants, stumble upon a far-out drinkery pouring classic cocktails and tiki drinks in a Mad Men–esque setting. Grab some brunch at a charming café that specializes in comfort food. Aside from that, Harlem is home to some incredible historical institutions such as the legendary Apollo Theater which showcases a wide-range of talented musicians and stars. Searching for romantic date ideas? There are plenty of eateries and dives offering jazz in New York to help you set the mood.

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Things to do in Harlem, NY

11. Bill's Place

Music Harlem

Founded by Harlemite saxman Bill Saxton (thus the name on the door), this semi-private club in a handsome brownstone seeks to emulate the feeling of a classic old-school speakeasy with its late-night offerings.

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