At The Wallace had a soft opening this past Sunday and promises to be the new go to spot for drinks in West Harlem. This new establishment launched by the folks behind Harlem Public has a more eclectic stance to the interior with a photo booth in one corner, decoupage on the ceiling and a mix of vintage antiques from different decades. Overall the space is much larger than HP and is really set up to be a cool neighborhood hangout and the Public will end up be the major food destination. We especially liked the frosted mugs that all of the draft beer were served in and also that the cocktail prices are just $8 for each. Harlem has seen such a surge of $15 cocktail lounges that it is refreshing to have a new place that is an affordable option and that will be managed by an experienced team familiar with setting up a great business for the neighborhood.
Unfortunately, At The Wallace will be closed for most of the week but expect doors to open towards Thursday or Friday. Right now the gas is not on so it is basically drinks only at this point in time. This is actually not a problem since one can just head over to Harlem Public next door for some really great bites.