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Blog by Bohemia Agent - Lu Daley
If you had asked me some years ago, I don't think I could have named any options above 96th Street because the only place to go out with friends was to Midtown / Downtown Manhattan. Now, I rarely have to venture below 96th street these days, which back in the mid to early 2000’s if a friend invited me to “party uptown” I knew that we were going to a house party.
Since then, uptown eateries have increased to the point that Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Blvd. (aka 8th Avenue) between 112th and 120th streets has been dubbed Restaurant Row. Now if I party uptown I could be heading anywhere from Camaradas in East Harlem, Mess Hall or Silvana in Central Harlem, Heights Tavern in Washington Heights or Kazza in Hudson Heights. If it’s left up to me, I’m probably going to choose the location closest to my house, but that’s also because I Iive along restaurant row. But most people might prioritize food, music, the atmosphere or cocktails. Here are a few of my favorite Uptown locations and the cocktails that you should try.