Went this weekend with a friend. We snagged a table off to the side and sat comfortably. The drinks were great and the cheese plate was scrumptious.
Harold and Black has become one of our favorite spots! We love the customer service, ambiance and the energy from the place! My husband is blind and feels so relaxed and taken care of when we go! Plus, Im the girl with lots of allergies and they go over and beyond to help make me an awesome drink! If you haven't gone, make a rez and go!
Fantastic experience. Average prices for the drinks for the area but above average atmosphere. Will go again! Layla was fantastic
Ambiance was cool: dark, candles, entrance wasn't labeled. Drinks were not worth $14, not overly interesting and not good. We only got one drink and left.
Charming gem. Very sexy atmosphere and great service. Mysterious and delightful!
Great feel to the place. Service to order a drink was slow but the cocktails were good when they arrived. Would go again as we love speakeasys and it's in my hood
We went to Harold Black for a few drinks after dinner for my girlfriend's birthday. I'm so happy I made this reservation as we were not ready to go home after dinner and this was the perfect spot to continue our evening. Harold Black is much quieter than some other similar places so it's great for holding conversation with close friends. Love this place!! And drinks were absolutely delicious!! =)
Harold Black is a DC gem! A real hideaway for a couple or for a small group of friends. Novel handmade cocktails, great tapa/small bite menu.
The service was prompt and the bartender was knowledgable and his drinks were excellent. We had an incredible experience Definitely would recommend.
This was a great place to eat with bomb food and a bomb atmosphere! Very sexy vibe. The bar tenders (layla in particular) are AWESOME! I will definitely be coming back.
Laila is simply the best. Excellent customer service and perfect choice for any occasion.
Loved the cocktails and ambiance. The music playing was great too! Chill vibes. Dope spot. Will definitely go back.
We loved Harold Black - don't be afraid to ask questions, it is a speakeasy and the back story behind it is fabulous. The drinks are amazing and so is the food. Whatever you do, MAKE RESERVATIONS!
Lovely experience, kind attentive service, and a cool but somehow quiet atmosphere...what more could a girl ask for!
The best cocktails and bartenders!!
Great for a last minute intimate date celebrating a milestone event. Treated well and our refreshments and snacks were perfect.
This is a great little bar, really cool interior! Bar staff are super friendly, awesome cocktail selections and their hummus appetizer is amazing!
I was looking for something unique and different in the Capitol Hill area and found it in Harold Black. The fun of finding the unmarked door and winding our way inside to find the upstairs bar was a great setup for a quiet evening of cocktails and conversation with jazz in a corner booth. The wait staff was friendly and the cocktails were tasty. The beer list could use something off the beaten path but was otherwise acceptable.
Great experience! Excellent cocktails and friendly atmosphere andservice!
I went to Harold Black with my husband for his birthday and the food, drinks, and ambiance were all great. I've been before with a friend for late night drinks but we didn't eat. The cocktails are really interesting. The speakeasy vibe is fun but very dark, so it's hard to read menus. We got the short rib, cheese board, and brussel sprouts and everything was delicious. Would recommend!
Great all around speakeasy experience
Outstanding ambiance, noise level and craft cocktails; need to work on the food..
Leila was our bartender and she and the rest of the staff were awesome.
Perfect spot for drinks with a date or small group of friends. Great cocktails.
Kind of loud, service was slow and there were only 3 tables full when we went.
Great drinks and fabulous space. Great place for drinks with friends you actually want to talk to.
Really great, well crafted cocktails. Min was our bartender and he was super friendly and helpful. Definitely not cheap but you get what you pay for!
My husband and I loved this place. Min, our primary bartender, was amazing in his creation of craft cocktails for me - with scotch no less. That night I came to appreciate bartending as art.
The ambiance was relaxed and casual. Loved every minute of our talk me there. The salad and brussel sprouts were delicious.
I’d definitely recommend this to anyone and would love to visit again when I’m in DC.
My experience was great, the staff were amazing, drinks were good and strong, food was delicious and finding it was fun. Come early so you can take your time looking for this speakeasy.
Great cocktails and quick service! I’d recommend the old fashioned. The ambiance was also fantastic, very romantic and not over crowded
The entire experience is a step back to a simpler time. From knocking to enter to their “house rules,” it helps you slow down and enjoy the evening... and a few forbidden drinks.
The servers are great and always make you feel like you're at home. The space is quiet and cozy, perfect for getting to know someone special or just hanging out with a great friend to catch up on life.
The drinks are always well-mixed and the fish tacos hit the spot for a late night bite.
Great find! Super nice atmosphere and really nice cocktails.
Very poor service and sugary drinks. The ambiance is cool but, overall, HB is not worth the hype.
This is my third time at Harold Blacks and I really enjoy it each time
It’s so fun to have to find the bar. The ambiance is amazing and great for intimate conversations. Cocktails were sophisticated and tasty, but pricey. Definitely good for special occasions.
I loved the speak easy atmosphere, from getting into the bar to the music selection to the attire of the staff. All very early 1900s. One thing, positive or negative depending on what kind of drinker you are, was that their drinks were very alcohol-forward. I ended up getting the st. George, which was rum on rum on rum. It was delicious, but if you usually go for drinks that have less of an alcoholic taste, I wouldn't suggest here. This is more of a 'get a cocktail and settle in for a conversation' place, which worked perfectly for us!
Bottom line: cute concept, execution needs work. Tried walking up to Harold Black without a reservation without success -- decided to get a reservation and do it right. HB has 30 total seats (not 30 tables, 30 seats). So, it is cozy. Entirely lit by candle, it creates a nice vibe on a cold winter evening. We were sat and received water right away but things then ground to a halt. Our server didn't greet us / ask about questions for 15 minutes, and we were there for over 40 minutes (and 3 water refills) before we received our drinks. The drinks were good but not worth needing a reservation. I'd suggest Copycat on H Street for a better example of what HB is trying for. As we left, the hallway was packed with others hoping to get a seat. I'm guessing they were falling behind on their reservations, which could have been easily solved with better service.
Went there almost one year to the date for a birthday
I was a little disappointed, expectations set from a year before. My drinks were ok, but everyone else’s really good. I think the mixologist was stumped by my request to incorporate ginger and rye and not too sweet. Food was good and decor was good as always. We did not get the complimentary champagne as a good bye but that is ok, but it was a nice touch the year before