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2019’s Top 20 Black-Owned Bars And Lounges In America

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Check out our curated list of the top black-owned bars and lounges across the country.

Alabama

End Zone Bar and Grill & Lounge serves up “the best wings” in Alabama. Located in Auburn, this bar also hosts live music and events throughout the week.

California

Located in the heart of Oakland, Oeste Bar features a 90-foot bar, rooftop, and café.

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Florida

Room Service Lounge is a restaurant and lounge with the vibe of a luxury hotel located right on South Beach.

Georgia

Equal parts urban chic restaurant, cocktail lounge, banquet space and historian dream, Negril Village is an elegant Caribbean eatery located inside an old firehouse.


Photo via negrilvillageatl.com

Illinois

Chicago’s Some Like it Black bar is an intimate space with popular cocktails like the King Kunta and the Mississippi Goddamn.

Kentucky

Flavour Restaurant & Lounge in Louisville is a chic and stylish restaurant and lounge located in the heart of the highlands. They have a bar and outdoor seating to enjoy weekly events and live music.

Photo via facebook.com/FlavourLouisville

Louisiana

Enjoy live music and other curated events at The Revolution in New Orleans off the historic Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.

Maryland

Located in Baltimore, Teavolve Café & Lounge isn’t just tea. In the evenings, you can enjoy tasty cocktails and live music with the local community.

Massachusetts

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in Boston serves up comfort food and all you can eat Sunday Jazz brunch.

Michigan

Savannahblue is Detroit’s popular gathering place where people can enjoy a delicious meal or simply meet up over drinks and appetizers at the bar in their Living Room.

Photo via savannahbluedetroit.com

Mississippi

Jackson is home to Lounge 114 where you can find live music, drinks, and dancing any night of the week.

New Jersey

Delta’s, located in New Brunswick, is home to southern cuisine and cocktails at their stunning bar.

Photo via deltasrestaurant.com

New York

Harlem Hops was founded by three HBCU graduates and is best known for serving the largest selection of beers in Harlem.

Photo via harlemhops.com

North Carolina

Stats is an upscale restaurant and bar, with a premium cigar bar and nightclub atmosphere.

Pennsylvania

Located in Philly, Booker’s Restaurant & Bar is the largest venue on Baltimore Avenue and offers a wide selection of cocktails, live music, and weekly events.

Rhode Island

Black Sheep is the perfect meetup spot to enjoy a huge selection of beers as well as signature cocktails.

Tennessee

Head to Memphis to enjoy Sage, a restaurant and bar with a sophisticated ambiance that complements their fusion soul cuisine. 

RELATED: How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Memphis

Texas

With a full kitchen, 3 bars, 2 private rooms, a nightclub, and a stage, Grooves of Houston is a one-stop-shop for dining, cocktails, lounging, and dancing.

Photo via houstongrooves.com

Virginia

Located in Hampton, the Wing Bistro is a restaurant and bar serving up chicken and waffles with some of the best cocktails around.

Washington D.C.

A category all its own, Chocolate City is home to many great bars and lounges. Head to Bin 1301 Wine Bar in the center of the city for select wines, premium draft beers, and signature cocktails.

Photo via bin1301dc.com
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