Another good place to see live shows without paying a cover is Harlem Nights. This is a Swedish ski lodge-looking bar from the outside. And, on the inside, they have live comedy and music, as well as a daily Happy Hour that runs from 4-9pm. There’s a big bar where you can sit and drink discounted mango margaritas out of mason jars, as well as a bunch of high top tables and spots near the stage.
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Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Cantina Taqueria is a good place to get Happy Hour margaritas outside in Central Harlem.
The guinea fowl at Chez Alain is one of the best West African dishes in Harlem, and all of NYC.
Mountain Bird is a poultry-focused French bistro in Harlem, run by a Japanese couple. Sound interesting? It is. It's also excellent.
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Tip Top Bar & Grill
Tip Top is a classic dive in Bed-Stuy owned by the same family for decades. It's cash-only, and it feels like someone's basement. Check it out.
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Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner with a date or your family.
LoLo’s Seafood Shack
At Lolo’s you can sit in a backyard in Harlem and drink a rum punch while you eat large quantities of crab, shrimp, or other types of seafood.
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