Thursday, August 18, 2016
BESPOKE: B2 HARLEM DEBUTS ON 119TH STREET
As far as the bar for crafted cocktails go, B2 is now our recommended spot below 125th Street to check out. The mixologists literally are not afraid to use flame and smoke to create a unique drink. One of the many highlights of evening was a rum recipe that included freshly grated bitter chocolate on top and a mezcal martini that had a smokey kick to it. We will have another story on the cocktails in a future post since there is a lot to talk about here.
The other thing that really amazed us about the new establishment is how dramatically larger and more elegant everything appeared to be. Striped classic awnings and a verdant wall of evergreens front the facade which provide a dramatic amount of curbed appeal. Interior colors are rich grays that ad depth while panel moldings, geometric tiles and marble elements brighten up unexpected corners. B2 Harlem is officially in soft opening operations for the next month during evening hours so make sure to check it out before getting a table becomes more complicated when the word gets out.