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Sugar Bar was established in 1996 by Nickolas Ashford one half of the songwriting and performing sensation Ashford Simpson. Co-owned with his wife Valerie Simpson, Sugar Bar offers an intimate and elegant ambiance offset by African artifacts to give you the feel of hidden village on the trendy upper West side of Manhattan. 

Sugar Bar is best known for its sensational cuisine and live entertainment. Since its inception, the Sugar Bar has been a hotspot for so many celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy,BeBe Winans, Freddie Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Douglas, Stephanie Mills, Brandy, Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper, Jessie J and legends Dr. Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones & Andre Leon Talley to name a few.

If you haven’t heard about Sugar Bar’s Open Mic Thursdays you don’t know what you’re missing. It is truly a night of pure entertainment and folks from all around the world are tuning in virtually. Check us out on alternative nights as well showcasing local and international talent from R&B, Soul, Jazz, Gospel to Caribbean and Traditional African Rhythms.

Come enjoy some of our signature cocktails like the “Street Corner” named after the owners own musical hit or the classic Sugartini. And don’t miss out on some of the menu favorites like New Zealand Lamb Chops or Crispy Fried Chicken. Whether you dine in our main dining room with an excellent view of the stage or the more intimate setting of our enclosed garden room in the back with big screen access to shows, you will feel at home and see why everyone keeps coming back. With the new addition of our outdoor dining, you can also enjoy our new Brunch menu w/ the summer breeze.