Manhattan – Harlem
2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd (bet. W. 119th and W. 120th Sts.)
Manhattan, NY 10026
There are a few rules at this upscale Harlem bar/lounge: you must be at least 25 years old to enter, and no street gear is allowed. That being said, the place lives up to its claims of being “chocolate smooth, sexy and soft with beautiful curves.” As hip-hop streams from the DJ booth, the good-looking crowd dances (though there’s not much room) or chills on the long, cushy couches while admiring the exotic art and sipping on gently priced cocktails. If you’re feeling especially frisky, dip in for erotic poetry night.