Harlem is a historical landmark in New York City full of stories and memories for years. Minton’s Playhouse was an intimate Jazz nightclub on West 118th Street founded by saxophonist Henry Minton back in the late 1930s. This destination played a huge part in developing the Jazz scene in Harlem by being a popular place for music. As the years went by, Harlem changed. A lot of these places still stand but no longer hold the value they had back in the day. Today, Minton’s Playhouse is now Minton’s, a revived version of the old Jazz venue.
Minton’s Harlem comes equipped with a Seiler Piano and one of the finest chef’s in the kitchen. The vibe of this establishment reeks of the Jazz era with a very modern twist. Some of the performers of the original Minton’s Playhouse days have images that adorn the walls. Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker are just a few of the legends that blessed the stage. The menu is set up for Dinner and Brunch, with a wine list that includes wines from African American makers. This feature is giving them exposure and attention they deserve.
If you are planning to visit Minton’s, check their calendar of events to make sure you don’t miss some of Harlem’s best Jazz tunes. Click here for reservations and be sure to check out the newly revamped Minton’s for an evening of original Harlem fun.