It was a memorable day spending time with the owners of Bier International, Harlem's first beer garden. They have a great diversity of international and domestic beers and food to match. From the Columbia Spectator Bier International is filled with communal wooden tables—its minimalist white walls and towering glass windows bring the street inside the restaurant space, making every meal a celebratory neighborhood affair. Hip Harlemites and yuppies with baby strollers share bar space. The occasional student wanders in while waning sunlight fills the restaurant with a warm glow. As the night progresses, the decibels climb over Kiss concert levels, and the chance student settles into this new New York groove. The Harlem dining revolution is happening here, in this intersection of soul food devotees and Whole Foods fanatics. Read the full article Located at 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd (at 113th St.) Hours: Sun & Mon, noon - 1 a.m. Tues - Thurs, noon - 2 a.m. Fri & Sat, noon - 4 a.m.