Harlem Tavern at 116th Street finally opened this Friday on July 1st and the neighborhood noticed. By early evening, the entire outdoor area was packed with folks enjoying the perfect summer night and there was a line of guests waiting to be seated wrapping its way around the outer wall on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Walking along the lower FDB corridor, it appeared that Bier International a couple of blocks south was busy as usual so there definitely appears to be a demand for these types of casual eating establishments uptown. Did anyone go to the opening? On a side, the Harlem Tavern will also have a jazz brunch open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 PM-4:00 PM.