Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in USA

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from$175
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Tour description provided by Viator

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!
See the site of the original Cotton Club, where Duke Ellington and Lena Horne spent hours wowing crowds from around the world. Drive past the site of the Savoy Ballroom where Benny Goodman and Chick Webb fought it out during their "Battle of the Bands," and where the Charleston, "Lindy Hop" and the "Big Apple" dances were firmly cemented into American culture.Visit the world-famous Apollo Theater, where Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald won the popular "Amateur Night." Pass by Minton's Playhouse, where bebop was born and where Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk started the tradition of musical jam sessions.Discover one of Harlem's hottest clubs, where jam sessions and musical collaborations go on into the wee hours of the morning.Dinner* is at Sylvia's legendary restaurant - "The Queen of Soul Food" (Family style dining).On Mondays, swing dance the night away to the beat of a terrific, twelve-piece band. Free dance lesson included! We pick up the tab for your first two drinks at the Jazz club.On Thursdays, experience the essence of Harlem and enjoy the convivial atmosphere as you mingle freely with the locals, while enjoying the sounds of a jazz or rythm & blues band. We also pick up the tab for your first two drinks at the Jazz club.*What is "Soul Food?"Soul Food is the traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South of the United States. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, freshly cooked corn bread, black eye peas, and not to mention the best crispy fried chicken!

What’s included

  • 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

What’s not included

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

Highlights

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