Tuesday, December 31, 2013

☞ REMEMBER: Pabst Harlem circa 1913

This photo of Pabst Harlem restaurant was taken around 1913 and thus is at least a century old.  Beer gardens were very popular in the early 20th century and the company responsible for PBR established the grandest one located on 125th Street just east of 8th Avenue. One would imagine that this particular location would have been the place to dine out at for New Year's Eve in Harlem until prohibition shut the establishment down by 1920.  The domed dining portion of the building still exists today on the 124th Street side of the complex but has been used for storage for the past decade or so.  It is all up on the market now so this landmark might not be around much longer in the future if a developer decides not to restore the venue.  More on Pabst Harlem can be found in our past post: LINK

Photo courtesy the Museum of the City of New York

1 comment:

  1. Isn't this in & around the location that will be the new home to our current Harlem Sugar Hill Beer? How wonderful if they would a Sugar Hill Beer Garden in their architectural plans.