Ruby Dee's Childhood Home is the Newest Addition to Harlem's Bar Scene
The childhood home of Ruby Dee is located in the historic Striver’s Row and will be the newest addition to the bar scene in Harlem. Ruby’s Vintage Harlem will be a destination for wine, classic cocktails, and tapas. Residents residing on or near 7th avenue in the 130’s will be excited about having a new option uptown. Along 7th avenue in the 130’s I have often referred to this as the “dining or bar desert” because of a lack of choices. The new kid on the block is giving us an ode to the 60’s with vintage looking wallpaper, wood paneling, and vintage records hanging.
The owners Brian Washington from Sexy Taco and Nikoa Evans-Hendricks from Harlem Park to Park are the creative minds behind this new space that many will find comfort in with a good glass of Merlot or one of their spins on a classic cocktail. They will be open every day from 5 pm - 2 am per their website. Between those hours you will be able to get your hands on their variation of traditional cocktails such as the Upper Manhattan which includes rye whiskey, dry curacao, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters or try one of their more modern drinks called If Looks Could Kale which is a tequila-based cocktail which includes cold-pressed green juice.
Last night I got to attend their soft opening which included many of the socialites of Harlem. Stay tuned for a full review of Ruby’s Vintage!
2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030