Thursday, July 17, 2008

Shrine, Our Neighborhood Pub

I wanted to spotlight one of my favorite places to hang in Harlem: Shrine Bar Restauraunt/World Music Venue, located on Adam Clayton Powell between 133rd and 134th. This isn't an ordinary bar, it's a glorious melting pot of culture, art, music, food and of course, sweet, sweet libations.

On any given night you can enjoy a quiet drink with some of the best chicken kabab and couscous in town or on another night, some excellent spoken word, live hip hop or even live theatre.

The ambiance is a true reflection of what Shrine is about. The lighting is just right and the walls are lined with art and classic album covers; everything from Barbara Striesand to Prince.

As many of you know, several of us like to hang there after a long day of work and/or a quick meet up at the dog park. The drinks are affordable with a daily happy hour beginning at 6:00pm (end time depends on the day) and the food is tasty. I'm a fan of the Medeterane Plate and the Chicken and Fries.

This Saturday night is the perfect time to stop by-perhaps after a day at Governor's Island? They have an awesome line up of live entertainment beginning at 7pm with various spoken word artists and music including vocalist Christine Melton and her trio and Sista Zock. AND there is no cover!

For more information visit their website. There is a full calendar of events as well as a menu.

Don't miss out on this Harlem Gem. Support local Harlem business!

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