You’ve already experienced the cliche date night filled with Rockefeller Center, Rum House, and a too long commute to your cozy Harlem home. Now is the time to experience the fresh and fun date spots close to your home in Uptown Manhattan! Take your sweetie, your bestie, or yourself, on an Uptown adventure by following this date day plan!
Brunch in Upper Manhattan:
Start your day at one of the best Brunch spots in Inwood. Indian Road Cafe sits at the northmost point of Manhattan, overlooking the Harlem River and Inwood Hill Park. Indian Road Cafe features a Hudson Valley "farm to market" menu including incredible egg dishes and the best coffee in Inwood.
Take a walk down through Fort Tryon Park and check out The Cloisters. The Cloisters is a museum governed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art specializing in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods.
Early Dinner in Upper Manhattan:
After working up an appetite at The Cloisters, it's time to grab some dinner at The Grange. The Grange is located in the Historic Hamilton Heights neighborhood and features a "Contemporary American Bistro-Style" menu and craft cocktails. Start out with my personal favorite cocktail the "Mure on the Wall" and the amazing Vegan Walnut Bolognese.
Next, head to Harlem’s only "authentic speakeasy," Bill’s Place! Bill’s Place says, "If you want to step back into a bygone era of the small, cozy elbow touching Harlem parlor, with live in your face outrageous jazz musicians, you must come to see Bill Saxton." Make a reservation on a Friday or Saturday night and cozy up with your hunnie listening to the most incredible Jazz music Harlem has to offer.
To finish up the night, head to The Honeywell. My personal favorite bar Uptown. It’s a cozy, 70’s themed bar with interesting cocktails and a vibe that feels like your cool grandma’s house. Every drink is an entire experience ranging from a giant pineapple cup, to a smoking "Beauty and the Beast" themed cocktail.
Erin Ulman is a Licenced Real Estate Salesperson working at Bohemia Realty Group. She is also an actor, singer, dancer, and dog mom.
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