A Night Out

Where to Go Before and After You Hit the Apollo Theater

There’s way more to Harlem than the historic theater. Here is where to eat and drink and what to do and discover in the legendary neighborhood.

Photo by Paula Lobo/Courtesy of Ballet Hispánico

Harlem is a hub of culture, good food, and good times. Its rich history of jazz and diverse cuisines come to life in its thriving institutions. You can eat your way through the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ethiopia, and the Caribbean all on one block, or spend the night bopping along to some of this city’s best musicians in famous venues and underground clubs.

Speaking of music, you can’t plan a visit to Harlem without seeing a performance at the historic Apollo Theater. The neighborhood is overflowing with a wealth of culture, good eats, and music—here’s how to make the most of your day before and after showtime.

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