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NY Mag’s Grub Street lists Twelve Harlem bars to check out

Yesterday afternoon, Grub Street, New York Magazine’s blog, posted about the bars to bottoms up at in East,Central and West Harlem. Some of the establishments mentioned are no surprise that they made the cut, such as Ginny’s Supper Club, 67 Orange, bier international, Harlem Tavern, Corner Social, etc. What is a surprise is that Grub Street mentions some great places to check out in East Harlem, new places, and along Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd that rarely get mentioned but deserve the recognition, such as Shrine (very fun place in my view), Harlem Public, its brand new, and The Duck, who wouldn’t want to head to East Harlem and drink at a place that’s named ‘the duck.”

Where Grub Street misses the mark is naming Harlem Lanes. Isn’t that place closed? Clearly whoever wrote the blog post has not been to Harlem or did not do their research or Harlem Lanes is not closed.

It’s a comprehensive bar list by Grub, but Harlemites know best. Tell us if Grub overlooked a particular drinking establishment or if they got it right!

To read the entire article, click here.

Harlem attracts cool crowds of NYC downtown says Guest of a Guest

Guest of a Guest, the website co-founded by one of the Winklevoss twins whose been battling Mark Zuckerberg for what seems like ages now, has a feature on Harlem this week. It is quite complimentary, however, it doesn’t say anything new that we Harlemites know already. The article names a list of places to check out and most of them mentioned I agree are great places to visit. However, a true Harlem native writing about Harlem would have dug a bit deeper.

For example, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar gives Red Rooster a run for its money, not only in food, but in ambiance as well. The same goes for Cedric French Bistro and Bar in Harlem! What about mentioning a place in East Harlem? Milk Burger has been endorsed by Anthony Bourdain and his lovely Mrs! Also, when you visit Shrine one can’t miss Yatenga, which is a fun place to hang.

Again, as most of us Harlemites know, there are a ton of cool places to hang in Harlem. Guest of a Guest apparently is just coming around (a bit late) and finding out, but hey, let’s welcome it!

To read the full article, click here.

Denbaya performs tonight at Harlem’s Shrine World Music Venue

Head to West Africa, musically, with Makane Kouyate’s Denbaya. They are performing live tonight at Harlem’s Shrine starting at 10 p.m. And remember, there is no cover charge!

Denbaya performs music that is steeped in West African rhythmic and musical tradition with influences that range from jazz and rock to reggae while remaining true to the spirit of Malian music.

Need a preview of Denbaya’s music? Click here to listen and see exact details of the event below!

Who: Makane Kouyate’s Denbaya (Afrobeat)
Where: Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell/NY, NY 10030
When: Saturday September 22
Time: 10 p.m. And no cover

Pablo Blaqk and Ladell McLin perform tonight at the Shrine in Harlem, no cover charge

Need plans for tonight? How about listening to some live music in Harlem? The good folks over at the Shrine, located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell (7th Ave) between 133 & 134 streets, tell HarlemGal Inc. they have two live bands playing tonight, September 2, with no cover! Sweet. See details below!

Pablo Blaqk 8 p.m., no cover charge

The one and only Pablo Blaqk is playing a a very special bonus NYC show tonight after packing the house last night at Arlene’s Grocery. The Cuban-American, soulful singer-songwriter, is touring to support the long-awaited release of his Sons & Daughters album. He has shared the stage with incredible acts like John Legend, John Forte, Great Lake Swimmers, and Joshua James. With over 230,000 YouTube views, this young artist is steadily on the rise. Pablo Blaqk is an act you do not want to miss.

Ladell McLin 9 p.m., no cover charge

Ladell has been described as a true artist that possesses the ability to transcend the bounds of conventional music through his muse, the blues. Born on the South Side of Chicago, Ladell discovered the music that would have a lasting influence on his life. Deeply touched by the genre, Ladell worked hard to hone his seemingly natural talents on the guitar. His efforts eventually earned him a place in the house band at Buddy Guy’s Legends, arguably the world’s top spot for blues. McLin learned onstage from the best in the business: Koko Taylor, John Primer, and Buddy Guy himself. Mr. McLin will play 2 stellar sets this evening.



Soul of Harlem featured in BET’s Travelistas

Aug 15, 2010 @ 13:13

Photo provided by BET

By HarlemGal
The Travelistas of BET recently came to Harlem for their season one episode. While here they asked locals what they love about Harlem? See what some Harlemites had to say.  You may recognize some of the places in the video that we have featured as well, such as Mojo, Swing, N Boutique, Make My Cake and Frederick Douglass Circle and more! Take a look by clicking here!