If you can’t travel back in time to a Harlem speakeasy in the Roaring Twenties, an evening at Ginny’s Supper Club is the next best thing. This lively basement lounge—a sister venue to Red Rooster upstairs—brings the Harlem Renaissance to glorious life every night with inventive cocktails, soulful food, and some of the best live music in the city. If you’re the type of couple who like to dress to the nines every now and then, this is your next date night spot, so make a reservation and get ready for a classic evening of uptown glamour.
The décor impresses at first sight. Sleek black-and-white banquettes, art deco light fixtures, and amber tones give the room an elegant vibe. Take your seats and toast the start of your evening with signature cocktails like the Rooster Colada (coconut rum, strawberries, pineapple, cream) or the Fine & Mellow (rye whiskey, yellow chartreuse, lemon, and bitters). Like the neighborhood it calls home, Ginny’s menu draws from many inspirations. Mains like blackened catfish and mac ‘n’ greens channel southern influences, while the jerk chicken has a Caribbean lineage. There’s even chicken and waffle, a uniquely satisfying Harlem classic.
As you dine, drink, and chat with your date, a fascinating scene unfolds before you. People of all walks of life, both Harlem natives and visitors from around the world, mingle and laugh. Suddenly, a hush falls over the crowd as the evening’s featured artist takes the stage. Whether it’s the Latin rhythms of the Edwin Vazquez Band, or acoustic jazz and soul from Alexis Hightower, the talent at Ginny’s is always top notch, bringing the room together in a collective musical moment. Join the other couples on the dance floor, or just relax and hold each other close, savoring a uniquely New York experience together.