Tag Archives: Bars

It’s Afro Funk Night at Harlem’s bier international

Bier international is doing things a little differently for Valentine’s Day. Tomorrow, Feb 14th, bier international is inviting everyone over, with date or without, to Afro Funk Night. If you feel like taking a journey to the music of the African Diaspora by DJ Jeremiah, head on over tomorrow to bier international at 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd., between 113th and 114th Street. Music starts at 8pm to 2am.
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Harlem Bimonthly Bar Crawl starts tonight

Steve Shaw, a Harlemite and wine enthusiast, has come up with a nice idea to support local Harlem drinking establishments, a bimonthly bar crawl. The first one starts tonight. If you’re interested in going, check out details below or go here to learn more.


New York Magazine says wet your whistle at two Harlem bars on Lenox Avenue

New York Magazine reports in their “Your New Favorite Bar” section there are two spots in Harlem they recommend to “wet your whistle.” They are: Ginny’s Supper Club, aka the lower level of Red Rooster, and Lenox Social, the new establishment getting picked on by Lenox Lounge!

NY Mag says Ginny’s  is a place where “the young and old can wet their beaks…and you’ll be able to see Asian and French influences.” The weekly magazine calls Lenox Social a place where “there’s something for nearly everyone, with a sturdy comfort-food menu, friendly scattershot decor, and a multipurpose space that simultaneously qualifies as sports bar, group-meeting ground, and quiet dinner destination in Harlem.”

So there you have it!  Two places to check out in Harlem-and on Lenox Avenue-this weekend if you need some ideas on where to go!

Londel’s Bar, offspring of Londel’s Supper Club in Harlem, to open March 1

I poked my head into Londel’s Bar, located on the corner of 115th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem, this evening to see what’s up since all the lights were on and people were hanging out inside the place. The ladies inside told me Londel’s Bar was opening tomorrow night, March 1, and that staff are in the bar tonight (Feb. 29) for a staff meeting. So let’s see what happens tomorrow and I guess the touchy situation between the Livmor Condo and the Church got worked out…or not!

Layers start to unfold on story around Harlem church and Livmor developer

In December, I wrote about how Londel’s Supper Club is planning to open up a second location in Harlem, specifically in the Livmor Condos’ commercial space, located on the corner of 115th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. That blog post garnered some interesting/revealing comments. I recommend reading them.

Fast forward to today, January, where Crain’s New York is reporting that there is a serious dispute taking place between Harlem’s St. Stephen Community Church and the developer of the Livmor. It’s not a good situation, according to the article. And I am guessing the folks that bought (or those that might want to buy) in that building are a wee-bit pissed that this dispute is starting to be played out in the trade press.

I hope this get’s resolved soon. I went by Livmor Condos in Harlem January 9 to take a picture of where the church is supposed to be and as usual there was someone there, who clearly does not have a home and probably needs help, camping out on the front door. It is like that practically every day. And no, the person(s) camping out there is not someone from Occupy Wall Street.

God, hear my prayer. Help resolve this!

New bar coming to Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem

Harlem’s well-known Londel’s Supper Club is expanding their presence in Upper Manhattan by planning to open up a bar right on the northwest corner of 115th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. That’s the word directly from them to HarlemGal Inc. And from these photos below workers have been present at 2131 FDB address carrying in materials.

A representative at Londel’s said they are hoping to open the new place by the end of the year. This drinking establishment would be their second on FDB. Their first place of business is at 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

As for the Livmor Condo’s, their retail space is practically full. I believe they have one more retail space left?

Congrats to Londel’s on expanding their presence in Harlem. I’m looking forward to checking out their new cocktail establishment! What about you?





Harlem Tavern to open next week

Jun 24, 2011 @ 7:08
By HarlemGal
UPDATE: Harlem Tavern is having a soft opening this coming Wednesday, June 29! Not the 27th!
The day is near when Harlem’s newest beer garden will officially open to the public. Harlem Tavern recently had their gas turned on, all the hires are in place, and this week several days of training occurred. When I last spoke to the owners, they said “give us one more week.” That was this past weekend. Plus all the major traditional New York press are reporting what we have known all along, Harlem Tavern is scheduled to open next week.

We hope our series called Inside Harlem Tavern was helpful and that it provided you with first-hand information on what’s expected to be one of Harlem’s hottest establishments on restaurant row. See you at Harlem Tavern!

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Harlem merchant association kicks-off Oktoberfest

Sep 30, 2010 @ 7:00
By HarlemGal

Have no clue how to celebrate Oktoberfest in Harlem?  Look to Harlem Park to Park to assist. They offer plenty of options starting tomorrow (October 1)! Harlem Park to Park Initiative is a merchants association formed in 2009 to encourage and sustain commerce throughout the upper part of Manhattan, known as Harlem.

From October 1 to October 31 it is Restaurant and Retail Month where participating restaurants will offer three course prix fixe menus. Local shops that are participating in Oktoberfest in Harlem will offer select retail items for $20.10. Harlem Park to Park is co-hosting the Harlem Harvest Festival October 9 at St. Nicholas Avenue and 116th Street. And on October 28th end the fest with a Harlem Restaurant and Bar Crawl along 8th Avenue, i.e. Frederick Douglass Blvd.

So there are plenty of options to celebrate Oktoberfest in Harlem. I definitely plan to partake in one or more of these events. Hope to see you around!

Reflections of an Upcoming Sandwich Place

Oct 28, 2008 @ 1:56


By HarlemGal

Word on the Harlem street, between 112th and 113th on FDB, is that this is going to be a sandwich place. Yummy.  With the hanging of purple drapes, I assumed wine bar.  Maybe its sandwiches and wine? Tell us if you know.  Either way HarlemCondoLife looks forward to another new biz, whose product is potentially food, to the neighborhood!