We have written a lot about the new Harlem Public in the past few months so it should be no surprise that the West Harlem establishment is our choice for the best Harlem bar for for 2012. The local hangout at 149th and Broadway instantly became a hit with the neighborhood this year when it opened in September and has since been constantly packed each night. Old rustic woodwork brings an inviting charm to the exterior and interior while the a wide selection of artisanal beers brings in the crowd. Food service appeared later in the fall and Harlem Public has some of the better bar fare to be found uptown with hip renditions of classic favorites.
Some might find the HP to be a bit on the hipster side but it really just shows the diversity of the neighborhood. This newcomer also attracts a wide range of locals from the area on any given night and is definitely the game changer since it shows that a well planned, better business can have instant success in Hamilton Heights.