Sun-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-4am
2, 3 at 125th St.
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Directly downstairs from Red Rooster, Ginny’s used to be a community and performance space for its upstairs neighbor, but since its opening, its taken on an identity all its own. The chic, retro supper club is all mirrors, tapered columns, patterned screens, and soft lighting. The stage at the far end of the club is a busy little place: you’ll find Latin and jazz nights, and just about every genre of music you’d expect (or demand) to hear in Harlem. The well-dressed crowd is a reflection of the neighborhood, and you’ll find young and old wetting their beaks at the bar and shouting over the music. Though there are some soul food staples on the menu of small plates, you’ll see Asian and French influences as well: spiced duck breast with scallion pancakes, an artichoke croquette, steamed veal tongue buns, mushroom dumplings, and Lobster Thermidor. It’s a noisy spot, but you’ll still be able to make out all the buzz.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.