"A lot of cocktail bars pretend to depth, uniqueness and complexity. Sugar Monk in Harlem actually is."
(Author of "The Mix" newsletter, cocktail writer, New York Times)
We strongly encourage reservations for both the Dining Room and the Patio. First come, first serve at the bar.
Winner of the American Airline's Platinum List Awards 2020 in the World's Best Intimate Bars category
Located in the heart of Harlem, around the corner from the legendary Apollo Theater, Sugar Monk is a cocktail bar that pays homage to the uptown speakeasies of Harlem's past. Our drinks are made with the freshest ingredients, the finest spirits, and an array of house-made artisanal Amari, liqueurs, bitters, infusions, and extracts, all beautifully presented.
Renowned forager, Tama Matsuoka Wong, supplies us with wild plants, roots, fruits, and flowers, often overlooked as edible, yet full of flavors that connect us to the natural world.
We offer a selection of New & Old-World wines, an assortment of premium spirits, craft beers and a curated menu of small savory dishes and desserts.
Sugar Monk's goal has been to become part of the diverse Harlem community and to contribute to its culturally rich history, by emphasizing inclusiveness. While our customers come from everywhere, we are proud to have firmly established ourselves as a neighborhood gathering place, working closely with our community leaders and organizations.
Your hosts are Ektoras Binikos, an accomplished mixologist and visual artist, and Simon Jutras, a photographer and designer. Their collaboration started with a shared desire to revive the tradition of the Harlem speakeasy as a place for creative escape.
Sugar Monk celebrates classic cocktails with a Monday night program/experience. The night channels the spirit and energy of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring Prohibition and Pre-Prohibition cocktails with a Sugar Monk twist, alongside a live jazz performance from Max Bessesen and his trio. Show time: 8-10:15 PM