Winner of the American Airline's Platinum List Awards 2020 in the World's Best Intimate Bars category
"With a seductive speakeasy vibe and a name nodding to Thelonious Monk, this plush lounge is a new addition to the Harlem nightlife scene."
"Harlem's historic speakeasies helped inspire this new uptown lounge. The swank spot comes from somewhat unexpected founders; Ektoras Binikos, a visual artist and mixologist, and Simon Jutras, a photographer and interior designer."
"Sugar Monk is bringing the vibe of the Harlem Renaissance to life with their speakeasy-inspired mixology bar in Central Harlem."
"but if you're looking for an impressive spot where you can have a conversation this place is worth it."
"This cocktail lounge in Harlem's restaurant row is a feast for the senses"
"Sugar Monk-a new Harlem bar where the cocktails are almost too beautiful to drink"
"Sugar Monk Lounge, 2292 Frederick Douglas Boulevard in Manhattan, is one of those things that make life in New York worth living. It is a speakeasy bar inspired entirely by the Harlem Renaissance era, a place that adores art and where the alchemy of drinks is triumphant."
"Now, while this 30+ seat space was full, there was no standing. That is by design in order to maintain their guests' comfort and an enjoyable decibel level in the space."
"This chic Harlem lounge has been creating a stir with stunning interiors, beautiful cocktails and a vibe that takes you back to a time where glamour and sophistication were key."
A palpable passion for art, design, and surprising ingredients separates Sugar Monk from the pack of new NYC speakeasies, carrying forth the creative legacy of a neighborhood known for its rich cultural history.
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" This Harlem cocktail lounge offers mixed drinks with ingredients like Arabian jasmine, absinthe foam, and bergamot bitters, and while you won’t be upset with anything on the menu, the fact that you’re reading this guide suggests you already know what you want to drink. Fortunately, they make an excellent Sidecar as well."