The James Room
In 2020, Black restauranteur Harold Brinkley acquired The James Room and began transforming the luxurious café and cocktail bar into a hip-hop based “vibe dining” experience. The spot has long cultivated expert craft and impeccable customer service. During the day, gourmet coffee and delicate pastries lure in remote workers and relaxation seekers alike. In the evening, a menu of artisanal cocktails and mocktails seeks to replace basic mixed drinks with more robust and complex alternatives. Brinkley has maintained The James Room’s sophistication while working to make the space welcoming to everyone. A carefully curated mix of hip hop, reggaeton, R&B and soul encourages conversation, while sleek decor keeps the vibe classy. An excellent destination for date-night or business lunch.