New bar spy - Harlem Soul

Boondocks Has Been Transformed Into A Harlem-Inspired Street Art & Soul Food Spot

Harlem Soul

Last updated . By Anisah Audu.


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Taking over the space that was once home to the southern American-inspired Boondocks, Harlem Soul is bringing a slice of New York to Old Street. Brought to you by Soul Food Enterprises, aka the brains behind Stax Diner and Butterscotch Bakery, this new space is all about street art, hip hop and urban cuisine.

Enlisting the help of street artists like Enrique Torres and Ed Tizer alongside Harlem-born Part One, the east London hangout will feature ever-changing graffiti. There's even a specially curated lineup of soul and hip-hop artists alongside DJs and an NYC-inspired playlist.

When it comes to the menu, think soul food with Korean influences; with special dishes for vegans, veggies and gluten-free guzzlers. Drinks are just as important, with over 30 craft beers and IPAs alongside cocktails. Spread over two levels, you'll also find a subterranean bar promising late night dancing and live music.