Peanut butter and jelly -- now that’s a combination that can’t miss. But peanut butter and burger? While it’s downright different, a peanut butter burger served up at Harlem Public has turned out to be one of the bar's most popular menu items. Harlem Public Bar first launched the creative concoction over six years ago when they opened the bar in 2012.
Settle in near this Uptown spot’s cast iron stove top gas warmer and order some of the excellent (and possibly created after several "special tobacco" sessions) bar fare, including a peanut butter bacon burger, Mac and Steez ("extra super fancy" pasta and four-cheese blend), and Twizzler-infused vodka lemonade.
On upper Broadway, where hair salons and barbershops bustle well into the evening and markets sell plantains in outdoor bins, a bar with incongruous chic invites the neighborhood in for a beer. Step inside Harlem Public on Broadway at 149th Street and the trendy touches borrowed from elsewhere in the city are easy to spot.
Chad Vigneulle, Lauren Lynch, and Jay Janawsky opened Harlem Public in 2012, staking claim on an address in West Harlem’s Hamilton Heights neighborhood. It is a unique and vibrant addition to the area; its dark, vintage-feeling interior opens up into outdoor seating, with wooden booths and shared tables.