Morningside Heights

Eat here:

Drink here:

  • 1020 -- Cheap dive, popular, to the point. Good for happy hour. Avoid at all costs after 8 on the weekend.
  • Ding Dong -- Loud, hipper-than-most club of the area.
  • The Hamilton -- excellent selection of whiskeys.
  • The Heights -- Has a rooftop. Good for cold margaritas during summer when undergrads aren't here.
  • Lion's Head Tavern -- Cheap dive bar like 1020 without all the undergrads. Really good food even if it's a dive.
  • Mel's Burger Bar -- Decent burgers. Has a pretty good beer club.
  • Suite -- Our local gay-friendly institution.
  • The West End Lounge -- Formerly The Underground. Two rooms, sometimes interesting music, late night fun.

Harlem

Eat here:

  • Amy Ruth's -- Venerable institution. Fantastic Soul Food.
  • Sylvia's -- Venerable institution. Fantastic Soul Food.
  • Cedric -- New pricey French bistro.

Music here:

Drink here:

Blacklisted

  • Ajanta -- Disgusting food, generally. Fooled me once, shame on you...Not gonna get fooled again!