Camaradas El Barrio interior bar area photo by Rodney Mendez

Camaradas El Barrio

Camaradas is a worker’s public house where camaraderie is built. We opened the doors to our bar and live music venue in 2004 to residents of El Barrio and New York City in general. Serving craft beers, wine, cocktails, Sangria and a menu inspired by the Puerto Rican Cuisine. Some have called it the “Cheers” of El Barrio and yet others have referred to it as a “church.” We have been woven into the rich cultural tapestry of this community and we proudly call El Barrio aka Spanish Harlem home.

Our warm pub-like atmosphere is unassuming and casual and draws patrons from the five boroughs that come to our bar, to experience an authentic New York City nightlife vibe. Our food is fresh and simple and our Nuyorican pub menu is designed to compliment our cocktails, wine and craft beer menu. Inspired by cocktails from Latin America and the Caribbean, Camaradas puts a new spin on these traditional spirits in a way that is sure to please even the most seasoned patron. Our sangria has become the stuff of legend and has its own devoted followers. Our beer selection focuses mostly on American craft beers and we always have something new and exciting on the draft line.

Camaradas El Barrio has also provided a space for art and our walls double as a gallery space. Moreover, live music has become an integral part of our identity and we have been host to a number of bands in all genres. Both our art and live music components originally focused on local artists and musicians but we have expanded to include artists from the outer boroughs and the world.

Join us for a pint, a refreshing glass of sangria, or a cocktail and some intelligent conversation. We await you with open arms and cheerful welcome.

Be sure to check out our monthly events calendar for the latest performances and events at Camaradas El Barrio.

All images of Food and Drinks on this site by photographer Shirley Rodriguez.

Performances at Camaradas El Barrio photo by Rodney Mendez

photo by Shirley Rodriguez

(photo by Shirley Rodriguez)

photo by Shirley Rodriguez

(photo by Shirley Rodriguez)


Camaradas El Barrio
2241 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Sunday – Wednesday: 3pm – 1am
Thursday – Saturday: 3pm – 2am