Market 57 at Pier 57
Welcome to Harlem Hops: A Pioneering Craft Beer Experience
Nestled in the heart of Manhattan and expanding its legacy to Chelsea's vibrant Pier 57, Harlem Hops stands as a beacon of innovation, culture, and community in the craft beer scene. Established in June 2018 by three visionary friends and HBCU graduates, we've become not just the first 100% African American-owned craft beer bar in NYC but also a cherished destination for beer enthusiasts seeking the extraordinary.
Our journey from Harlem to Chelsea encapsulates more than just the expansion of a bar; it's the unfolding story of a dream realized through determination, collaboration, and a shared love for craft beer. Our accolades, including a semifinalist nomination for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar, testify to our commitment to excellence and community engagement.
A Curated Collection of Rare Finds and Local Brews
At Harlem Hops, our passion for beer is matched only by our dedication to diversity and inclusion. We pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled selection of craft beers, from the freshest local drafts flowing from 12 taps at Harlem Hops Chelsea to niche, interesting bottles sourced from local, small-batch, family-owned breweries, women owned breweries and, notably, brewers of color. Our offerings are as diverse as our community, featuring everything from the brightest IPAs to the creamiest Porters, each selected to pair perfectly with an array of culinary delights available at Market 57 and our own elevated pub fare.
More Than a Bar: A Cultural and Culinary Experience
As pioneers in Black Beer Culture, we celebrate and advocate for the significant contributions of African-American brewers to the craft beer movement. Our beer list shines a spotlight on industry superstars and emerging talents alike, showcasing beers that are not only hard to find but also carry the rich legacy of brewers of color across America.
Harlem Hops is more than a place to grab a beer; it's a space where guests can enjoy a bite from diverse food vendors in a communal setting, or indulge in our own menu of gourmet pub classics—from Biergarten-sized pretzels to the locally famed Guma Pies.
A Mission Rooted in Community and Culture
Founded on the values of talent, equity, and sustainability, Harlem Hops is committed to investing in our community, expanding access to great beer "made by us and for us," and fostering a space where everyone can gather, socialize, and celebrate the collective joy of good beer and good company.
Join us at Harlem Hops, where every sip is a step into a world where beer, culture, and community converge. Whether you're a casual sipper or a discerning beer geek, we're here to offer you a taste of something truly special. Let's keep this big dream alive, together.
Harlem Hops: Your Destination for Beer, Booze, Bites, and Beats
I fell in love with Harlem before I ever got here.
- Tony Medina