Tues-Thu 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-4am, Sun 12-8pm, Mon closed
4pm-7pm; $5 well cocktails, drafts, and bottled beers
B, C at 116th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Billie’s Black Bar Lounge is the quintessential soul-food spot in Harlem. The fender in the far corner plays a mash-up of hardcore rap, neo-soul, and old-school. The bar seats four and fills up quickly, so grab a wooden chair at one of the cafeteria-style tables to enjoy slam poetry or a scheduled performance. If you’re looking for more privacy, there are several high tables that seat two. Billie’s serves a full menu alongside specialty cocktails like the Billie's Kiss (Tanqueray and Peach Schnapps) or the Black Heifer (Bailey’s and Amaretto).
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.