Top Black-Owned Lounges In The Country To Bring In The New Year

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


Looking for the prefect spot to say goodbye to 2019 and usher in a new year of opportunities and possibilities? These black-owned lounges offer decadent meals, lively entertainment, and a crowd that will feel like family.

Era Art Bar & Lounge, Oakland, CA

Era combines diverse music, curated collections of contemporary art with boutique cocktails, and an elegant environment. The 5,000 square-foot space offers two comfortable lounges, each offering aesthetics of a different age. Celebrate the start of 2020 with delicious signature drinks, great company, and soulful music.

Photo via oaklandera.com

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Room Service Lounge, Miami, FL

This experiential dining venue and lounge is designed to make you feel like you’ve stepped into a luxury hotel. As you enter, you are greeted by a “bellman” who takes you to your private suite complete with a flat-screen TV. The menu features American dishes with a Latin flair. Bring in the New Year here with flowing cocktails, great music, and a lively crowd.

Photo via roomservicemia.com

The Revolution, New Orleans, LA

The Revolution is located just minutes away from Downtown New Orleans, off of the historic Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Bring in the New Year with a causal, yet uplifting experience that promotes positive energy and bringing out the best in people.

Photo via therevolutionnola.com

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Red Rooster Harlem, New York, NY

Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster Harlem serves comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions.  Although upstairs is best known for its food and celebrity chef, downstairs is one of New York’s best-kept secrets: Ginny’s Supper Club. This Harlem speakeasy offers live music and all of your favorite drinks.

Photo via redroosterharlem.com

The Caged Bird, Washington D.C.

Enjoy a home-style cooked meal while bringing in the new year with friends and family at The Caged Bird. The menu boasts a fusion of Southern and Caribbean cuisine, creating a unique experience to the DuPont Circle area and a memorable start to 2020.

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