Neighborhood: Harlem
Address: 248 W. 132 St.

There’s a sign out front indicating that members and their guests only are welcome, but you don’t have to be a veteran to get in, just thirsty—or hungry—for some of Harlem’s best soul food, which will run you a mere $10 a plate. The beer comes in bottles, and so does the booze. Grab a Bud and a little airline bottle of Jack Daniel’s for less than ten bucks and just chill. On the off-chance you haven’t already had enough music, or you want a change of pace from the GovBall fare, Post 398 also has killer live jazz on Sunday nights.