Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

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690 Eighth Ave., 2nd. fl.
New York, NY 10036
Take a walking tour of Harlem — a center of jazz and bebop music — then dine on soul food and see a jazz show at a famous venue like the Cotton Club. After exploring the historical neighborhood with a professional guide, feast on mouthwatering cuisine such as crispy fried chicken, spicy ribs and cornbread at Sylvia’s restaurant. You’ll relive the high-stepping nights of the 1920s with a jam session at one of Harlem’s hottest clubs. There’s no better way to explore the full range of Harlem's diverse history, music and food!


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
  • Dinner included

Explore Harlem's musical legacy,  including its churches, spiritual centers and swinging nightlife during this 5-hour tour, which departs near Times Square in the evening.  You’ll learn from a knowledgeable guide about Harlem's role in the history of jazz, and hear about its most noted musicians who gave New York its musical edge on a fun walking tour by night.

Harlem drew crowds from all walks of society and Artists like Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman and Chick Webb spent hours wowing crowds from around the world in its clubs.  Out of its dancehalls moves like the Charleston, lindy hop and the Big Apple became firmly cemented into American culture.

Snap a photo of Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater, where numerous artists such as James Brown performed, and imagine the era when Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald won the popular ‘amateur night.’ still going on today.  Pass by Minton's Playhouse, where bebop was born, and where Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk started the tradition of jam sessions.

After your walking tour of Harlem, you’re treated to a traditional, family-style dinner at Sylvia's ‘Queen of Soul Food’ restaurant. Enjoy traditional African-American cuisine inspired by dishes that originated in the southern US, such as spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and fried chicken, cornbread, and a few side dishes like black-eyed peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese.

Following dinner, your guide accompanies you to a local Harlem jazz club, where two complimentary drinks are included and the music is red hot. On Mondays, head to Harlem's renovated Cotton Club, where you can sway to the beat of a local, twelve-piece swing band (dance lesson included). Soak up the lively atmosphere at an alternate venue while enjoying the sounds of a jazz or rhythm & blues band.

Your nightlife experience ends with drop-off near Times Square at midnight.  A metro card is include  for the train ride uptown


  • Harlem tour
  • Jazz show
  • Family style soul food dinner
  • Two complimentary drinks at the club
  • Subway ticket to Harlem on the A train and return to midtown by minivan


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks (during dinner)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Terms & Conditions

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

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Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Near Times Square on Eighth Avenue

Departure Time
Monday and Thursday 7pm

5 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately midnight


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