Harlem Tavern

Address: 301 W 116th St. 
Neighborhood: Harlem
harlemtavern.com

With the opening of Red Rooster and now Harlem Tavern, the block is definitely hot. Skip out on a 40 from the bodega, and enjoy the Frederick Douglass street view on this outdoor patio. Harlem Tavern is a newbie on the block (it opened July 5), but that’s no reason to count it out. With twenty taps, there’s a good mix of craft drafts like Ommegang, Stone, and Lagunitas. Their menu trades in the pretzels and brats for shrimp ceviche and flatbreads topped with fried green tomatoes. Red Rooster better watch its back.