Yatenga team opening French-African sports bar Ouaga across the street

Updated: Mar 17

Harlem is getting a new sports bar, Ouaga, at 2280 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard and 134th Street.

But banish any ideas of a typical American pub. Instead, imagine a chic space with a copper bar straight out of a Paris bistro matched with bold industrial fixtures, including a draft beer tower made from bold red pipes.

As it turns out, Abdel Ouedraogo and Sivan Baron, the team behind Yatenga, the stylish French restaurant across the street, are running this venture as well.

Ouedraogo, originally from Burkina Faso, promises lots of soccer programming on the TVs that will hang throughout the corner space. When the sound is off, you might even hear live acoustic music–no surprise, considering he and Baron also own world music venue Shrine right next door to Yatenga.

If all goes according to plan, Ouaga opens in July.

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