From the Booty Call Martini to the electrified Motown soundtrack, this central Harlem watering hole has seriously funky character. The bottled beer and pedestrian wine list are forgotten in a rainbow of pineapple-infused, locally-labeled drinks—the Harlem Shuffle, the Harlem Iced Tea (the Moca take on the Long Island), and that booty drink. Belly up to the copper-top bar and order from a tantalizing comfort food menu of sliders, jerk chicken, and shrimp linguine. On weekends, you can “get freaky with Harlem’s best eye candy” on an impromptu dance floor or just sit back and watch from a plush stretch of divans and throw pillows doused by an improbable amount of candlelight.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.