67 Orange Street's Karl Franz Williams acts as both bartender and storyteller during an evening of cocktails and colorful anecdotes. Karl will walk a small group of guests through how to whip up some classic cocktails while they savor some light snacks. Next, you'll get to sample a few of 67 Orange Street’s famed original cocktails, developed by Karl himself. Throughout the evening, Karl will chronicle Harlem's illustrious past through its current nightlife scene, as well as share his take on the neighborhood's future.
This intimate, interactive evening will include:
- Handcrafted classic and original cocktails
- Light snacks from the 67 Orange Street menu
- Stories of Harlem's past, present, and future
- Monday (7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
September 16 | September 23
- Saturday (4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
September 14 | September 28
Although 67 Orange Street isn’t actually this bar’s address, it does refer to that of another bar—Almack’s, the famous black-owned music hall where dance-offs between Irish and African American patrons birthed tap dance in the 1840s. The New York Times describes this Zagat-rated cocktail lounge as “a seductively dark den,” and the Village Voice calls it a “cozy, vintage-inspired speakeasy” with “cocktails that evoke the spirit of Harlem.”
Karl Franz Williams grew up in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. After graduating from Yale, he joined PepsiCo’s innovation and beverage development team but found himself consulting with mixologists instead of scientists. In 2008, he translated this love for well-crafted drinks into 67 Orange Street, the follow-up to his pioneering restaurant Society Coffee.