The historic Lenox Lounge has been in Harlem since 1939, serving as the back drop for many jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. It was also known to be a hangout for Malcolm X. The place still looks and sounds amazing today. There is a bar area you can go to for no charge, the Zebra Room has a cover charge that ranges from $10 to $20 depending on the day and the live act. They have a small kitchen that offers soul food, but the real delicacy is the first rate jazz the serve up each nite. One of my favorite places in NYC.
Hours: Daily, noon-4am
Mon-Fri, 5pm-7pm; $3 domestic beers, $5 house wine, well drinks and shots, $7 margaritas and daiquiris, $5 buffalo wings
288 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St. 212-427-0253