Another good place to see live shows without paying a cover is Harlem Nights. This is a Swedish ski lodge-looking bar from the outside. And, on the inside, they have live comedy and music, as well as a daily Happy Hour that runs from 4-9pm. There’s a big bar where you can sit and drink discounted mango margaritas out of mason jars, as well as a bunch of high top tables and spots near the stage.
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Where to go for regularly-scheduled live music outdoors.
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The Cecil Steakhouse
The Cecil Steakhouse is a classic-feeling American restaurant that’s ideal for a special occasion dinner in Harlem
Mountain Bird is a poultry-focused French bistro in Harlem, run by a Japanese couple. Sound interesting? It is. It's also excellent.
Chocolat is a restaurant in Harlem where you can eat some red velvet pancakes or a big serving of shrimp and grits.
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Professor Thom's is a sports bar in the East Village that gets crazy during Michigan and Patriots games.
JG Melon is an Upper East Side burger institution. It's also the best and cheapest thing you can hit for lunch after the Met.
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Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner with a date or your family.
LoLo’s Seafood Shack
At Lolo’s you can sit in a backyard in Harlem and drink a rum punch while you eat large quantities of crab, shrimp, or other types of seafood.
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