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Harlem Lanes

2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., New York, NY 10027 40.809599 -73.948031
at 126th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-678-2695 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, DJ, Lounge, Open Mic, Restaurant & Bar, Sports Bar, Sports Leagues, Theme

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Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-9pm; $5 select drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D at 125th St.; 2, 3 at 125th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

It’s tough to spot Harlem Lanes, located inside a humdrum multi-tenant high-rise at a busy intersection. But this is no office building: three flights up, the elevator doors open to reveal a vast, low-ceilinged bowling alley, lit by flashing multicolored disco balls —the first alley to open in Harlem since the eighties. If you’re not in the rolling mood—and not jonesing for the Laneside Café’s burgers and Buffalo wings—continue up to the fourth floor. There, you can wet your whistle with Hennessy, Absolut, or one of the standard beers on tap (Coors Light, Heineken, Sam Adams). A convivial neighborhood crowd perches on low black-leather couches and futuristic metal stools, watching NBA games on four flat-screen TVs, awash in the colored lights that blink beneath the mirror-backed bar. Some nights, a D.J. spins R&B and comments on the action in the lanes below, but don’t worry if you’re no Walter Ray Williams (the PBA legend, of course): Despite glass panels overlooking the third floor, the lanes are strategically positioned out of sight from the bar patrons.