Harlem Soul Food And Jazz Evening Tour - New York City

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a walking tour of Harlem a center of jazz and bebop music then dine on soul food and see a jazz show at a famous venue like the Cotton club. After exploring the historical neighborhood with a professional guide, feast on mouthwatering cuisine such as crispy fried chicken, spicy ribs and cornbread at Sylvias restaurant. Youll relive the high-stepping nights of the 1920s with a jam session at one of Harlems hottest clubs. Theres no better way to explore the full range of Harlem's diverse history, music and food!


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
  • Dinner included

Know More about this tour

See the site of the original Cotton club, where Duke Ellington and Lena Horne spent hours wowing crowds from around the world. Drive past the site of the Savoy Ballroom where Benny Goodman and Chick Webb fought it out during their "Battle of the Bands," and where the Charleston, "Lindy Hop" and the "Big Apple" dances were firmly cemented into American culture.

Visit the world-famous Apollo theater, where Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald won the popular "Amateur Night." Pass by Minton's Playhouse, where bebop was born and where Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk started the tradition of musical jam sessions.

Discover one of Harlem's hottest clubs, where jam sessions and musical collaborations go on into the wee hours of the morning.

Dinner* is at Sylvia's legendary restaurant - "The Queen of Soul Food" (Family style dining).

On Mondays, swing dance the night away to the beat of a terrific, twelve-piece band. Free dance lesson included! We pick up the tab for your first two drinks at the Jazz club.

On Thursdays, experience the essence of Harlem and enjoy the convivial atmosphere as you mingle freely with the locals, while enjoying the sounds of a jazz or rythm & blues band. We also pick up the tab for your first two drinks at the Jazz club.

*What is "Soul Food?"

Soul Food is the traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South of the United States. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, freshly cooked corn bread, black eye peas, and not to mention the best crispy fried chicken!


Harlem tour

Jazz show

Family style soul food dinner

Two complimentary drinks at the club



Drinks (during dinner)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

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  • 21-Oct-2019

    We were the group of four francophone people to participate in this activity. We were driven to Harlem by the subway, but we did not visit anything in this part of the city except for a station in front of the Apollo Theater. The speaker did not explain anything about Harlem's story, her sociology, or the jazz music that characterizes this mythical place. We have heard only a few anecdotes without interest and off topic for the most part. The meal was correct, but would not have exceeded 35 to 40 dollars per person if it had not been included. We arrived in the cabaret at 9:40 pm. We were particularly badly settled, tight in a room where it was very hot. The guide did not introduce us to the musicians. The band seemed very good but we only heard it for 30 minutes. 158 euros for so little, is abusive. We would not have needed a provider to book us a table at a restaurant in Harlem, or to attend a jazz concert. This is what we will now advise to our knowledge departing for New York.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    There was no evening tour, if you call a 5 min trip to Apollo one. Soul food was not good..highlight was a banana desert thats it..Jazz show,, boring..to loud and if it wasnt for tour group in attendance place would be empty. Save your money , do not go!!..

  • 03-Jul-2019

    An unforgettable evening!
    Much thanks to our excellent tour guide Duane(?).
    Full of positive energy he guided us thru American history all the way to Harlem and Silvias soul food, yummie, and then to Sams Paris Blues and Jazz jam.

  • 04-Jan-2018

    Great night at the club!

  • 17-Nov-2017

    It was fun! Duane was great!

  • 05-Nov-2017

    Awesome tour guide and experience!

  • 18-Oct-2017

    This tour was one of the highlights of my holiday, what a wonderful night and great tour guide. The food was fabulous and the jazz club, well I never thought that with my 2 left feet that I would ever get up and dance, but so glad I did it was so much fun it still brings a smile to my face whenever I think about it.

  • 09-Oct-2017

    I would do this tour again when in NYC! Our tour leader, Sylvia's soul food restaurant and the music, show and dancers at the Cotton Club were all amazing!

  • 08-Oct-2017

    This was with out doubt the highlight of our trip to New York . We made our way to pickup point we're we did a ride to Harlem looking at the area. Quite nice ,some interesting places to see .Then we went for original soul food at a restaurant which was yummy.everyone enjoyed the meal . Then on to the Cotton Club we're we had a fabulous time .great entertainment dancing and singing all night . The gentlemen got everyone involved ,we loved it .There were single ladies on the tour too and they were up dancing all night. Can,t praise it enough .If you like a good evening singing and being entertained it,s the tour for you .

  • 22-Aug-2017


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