Beer bars often pride themselves on their ambition, but a new one in Harlem is standing out among all the rest. All three owners came from colleges that are historically black, and those universities have helped promote their business, and in return Harlem Hops offers college scholarships. The bar is also mindful of giving opportunities to local beers. Additionally, Harlem Hops offers a menu that also includes favorite bar foods like pretzels, sourced sausages, and bratwurst.
- New York is saturated with beer bars, but Harlem Hops manages to stand out for its business model.
- The company places high importance on education by its owners maintaining close ties with its former universities and by offering scholarships.
- Harlem Hops also supports the community by trying local beers and serving many beers made by black entrepreneurs.
“As noted on the bar’s website, a lot of the beers featured are made by local, small batch, family-owned, and small businesses, as well as by people of color.”