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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32 great options when you want to listen to live music without buying a ticket.
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Baylander Steel Beach
Baylander Steel Beach is a bar on a converted navy ship at the West Harlem Piers. It's a great place to spend a weekend afternoon or evening.
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Waterfront Ale House
Waterfront Ale House is a restaurant and bar in Kips Bay that’s useful for a pre-movie drink.
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is a massive outdoor bar in Astoria that’s a great place to day drink with a group.
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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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