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9 Harlem bars where you can sip on a cocktail or beer outdoors

Updated: Apr 27, 2021

Starting this week, all NYC bars can stay open until midnight.

That's on top of the fact that many drinking destinations have created or expanded their outdoor seating options over the last year.

Here, then, are nine terrific spots to enjoy a cocktail or beer al fresco in Harlem—just be sure to check for individual hours before heading out.

From south to north:


Central Harlem 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 112th and W 113th Sts

Harlem's craft cocktail pioneer, this bar has a covered front seating area that's perfect for sipping on drinks like the gin-based Color Purple.

Central Harlem 2164 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 116th and W 117th Sts

Lido's new sister spot just opened its backyard patio, where you can sample cocktails including the bourbon-infused Tin Tiger and pair them with chef Serena Bass's Asian-influenced menu.

Central Harlem 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 123rd and W 124th Sts

Although the swanky interior is not to be missed, now you can enjoy the cocktail wizardry on the stylish sidewalk patio.

Central Harlem 2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts

This Black-owned craft beer bar has a fun back patio complete with eye-catching graffiti art.

Central Harlem 2280 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and W 134th St

You can peep the games playing inside this sports bar from the Yatenga team even from the sidewalk cabana.

Hamilton Heights 3452 Broadway and W 141st St

The beautiful craft cocktails, made with fresh ingredients like ginger, watermelon and pineapple, are also served out front.

Hamilton Heights 1739 Amsterdam Ave between W 146th and W 147th Sts

Craft beer by the can, bottle or growler—there are 16 rotating draft lines—on the covered street patio.

Hamilton Heights 3604 Broadway between 148th and 149th Sts

The fun-loving vibe—think drinks served in tiki mugs and honey bear bottles—now extends to the backyard patio, which has expanded into the Chipped Cup space in the evenings.

Hamilton Heights 3631 Broadway between W 149th and W 150th Sts

Enjoy bourbon, beer—and anything else, really—at this small, super relaxed bar on Broadway.

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