The Citiblog

Harlem Hops Brings Black Beer Culture to Market 57
April 11, 2023, 7:19.58 pm ET


Photo: Harlem Hops/Founders Stacey Lee Spratt, Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris

Since opening in June 2018, Harlem Hops has been Central Harlem’s premier destination for “beer, booze, bites and beats”. Now, this internationally known brand has expanded, as the team opens Harlem Hops Chelsea, joining more than a dozen food and drink vendors at the James Beard Foundation’s Market 57 food hall at Pier 57.

Market 57 is an incubator for emerging chefs and entrepreneurs that showcases the culinary and cultural diversity of New York City. Harlem Hops is offering a unique selection of beer from small batch, family-owned brewers, including a growing number of beers from brewers of color.

This new concept from owners Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris, and Stacey Lee offers a welcoming space for small bites, socializing, and exploring an intriguing and accessible collection of innovative, small batch beers. Guests can grab a beer then a bite from any of the vendors and enjoy in the spacious common seating area, or they can enjoy Harlem Hops’ own menu of elevated pub fare. The location also gives another platform to the trio’s nonprofit: Harlem Hopes.

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