Harlem’s aircraft-carrier-turned-bar The Baylander Steel Beach, which opened for the first time in July of 2020, is a restaurant and bar at the West Harlem Piers that’s aboard a historic air craft carrier ship, and it’s opening for the 2023 season on Thursday, April 27th!
The eatery comes from the owners of Prohibition Lounge on the Upper West Side, who came into ownership of the decommissioned ship in 2017.
The IX- 514, or the “Baylander,” is the world’s smallest aircraft carrier at 133-foot long, and was used as a US Navy Helicopter Landing Trainer and also served in the Vietnam War.
The eatery is on-theme with picnic tables on the upper and lower decks of the ship and a bar and kitchen that are in Army cargo containers, according to West Side Rag.
The “steel beach” in the name comes from a Navy nickname for the deck of a ship.
The menu of course boasts yummy seafood and bar grub like fish & chips, fried clams, and lobster rolls. And of course, there are plenty of nautical themed cocktails like frosé, Dark ‘n Stormy, and a “Port Side Paloma.”
Baylander Steel Beach will be open from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, 3p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday and Fridays, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sundays. After 6p.m. all guests must be 21+ unless accompanied by a parent. It is located on the Baylander IX-514 ship in the Hudson River West Harlem Piers on 125th Street.
Reservations will be available beginning Saturday, April 1.
Since it is totally outdoors, weather will affect their opening time so be sure to check their social before you go.
Looks like the perfect summer hangout spot to us!