The Baylander Nightlife

New Yorkers live for a good view, especially when they eat out. The ultimate dining experience with the Big Apple’s best panorama sights can be found when you visit The Baylander Steel Beach.

Harlem hosts the hotspot restaurant and bar that calls the world’s smallest aircraft carrier ship home. At 125th Street West Harlem Piers, is a one-of-a-kind dining extravaganza that boasts breathtaking surroundings and an incredible menu of craft cocktails, beer, and food.

Seating in the open-air space is ample with six areas to pick – from the main floor Flight Deck in closest proximity to the bar; the Captain’s Look Out that has your bar stool practically sitting on the edge of the river; to the cleverly named Patron (Tequila) Deck that has upper-level seating full of fresh air crosswinds and a 360-degree bird’s eye views; to the (Grey) Goose Deck that faces the colorful Harlem streets; and to the Jungle Room that below deck brings an intimate feel to seating with a second bar.

The laid back and casual atmosphere allows guests to order food à la carte at the bar along with some of the most sensational adult drinks in New York City. Pick up your menu selects from the kitchen and sit where your heart desires. The variety of eclectic seating arrangements all offer superb sights of Upper Manhattan as you enjoy your time on The Baylander Steel Beach. Take in the beautiful glimpses of the Hudson River landscape as you feast on mouthwatering offerings.

It’s no wonder that locals, Harlem-based celebrities, and tourists alike flock to the restaurant for the ultimate dining experience. The Baylander Steel Beach captivates a joyous and fun vibe that is perfect for a date or for a long-awaited catch up with friends. And the sprawling layout of the venue is so spacious and idyllic that it can also be the ideal setting for a private party such as birthday bashes and Bat Mitzvahs.

The menu items are impressive with spicy and sassy selections curated with a fun twist. From fabulous names of dishes to high quality tastes, each thing you order will bring about pure bliss.

Come for fun shareables with friends as you float on the water such as The Anchor, a giant pretzel with melted jalapeno cheese and spicy mustard sauce; or other appetizers like Firecracker Flash Fried Calamari with Thai chili sauce and sliced hot cherry peppers; and Chili Lime Rubbed Grilled Shrimp Skewers with grilled shrimp marinated and seasoned and served with a lime wedge.

Satisfy your hearty appetite when you Indulge in the fantastic Angry Lobster Roll with Maine lobster claws, spicy tarragon mayo, fresh lemon, and green leaf lettuce all served in a king’s Hawaiian sweet roll. Also go for tacos that will turn your frown to a smile any given day like Beer Battered Fish Tacos with crispy cod fish with chipotle aioli, tartar sauce, pico de Gallo, topped with crinkle cut fries in flour tortillas; or Cajun Shrimp Tacos with homemade guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo in flour tortilla. There is even an “IMPOSSIBLE” Stealth Taco that is vegan friendly.

Desserts are fabulously sweet. Traditional soft serve vanilla ice cream will cool you off. And the popular “Treat House” Rice Crispy treat is a true hit. Alcoholic beverages mixed up here create buzzworthy Instagramable moments. When you order the Steel Beach Margarita ("That Patron Drink") with Patron reposado tequila, fresh watermelon puree, cointreau, and fresh lime juice you are sure to get thousands of likes. The Harlem Crush with Deep Eddy Ruby Vodka, Italicus Bergamot Liqueur, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and lemon/lime soda is incredibly popular for its sweet and refreshing taste. And the Sunset Spritz with Aperol Aperitivo, Cinzano Prosecco, and club soda is a libation that will have you giving three cheers to the captain of the ship.

Arriving at The Baylander Steel Beach is easy with Uber and Lyft, as well as public transportation options and Citibike. There is also a parking garage directly across the street (69 St. Clair Place) that is open until 10 p.m. during the week, and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday nights. Limited muni meter street parking in the neighborhood is additionally available.

To visit The Baylander Steel Beach is also to be a part of history. Learn some fun facts as you dine on the ship that started its service life in 1968 as the harbor utility craft YFU-79 during the Vietnam War. It was one of 16 Skilak class lighters that were purchased by the US Navy that was used to move men and material around the delta regions there.

The restaurant even provides a variety of Maritime programming for the public that is part of educational platforms for New York City.

Apple Pay, all major credit cards, and cash are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.baylander.nyc

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