Lesly Bernard's Tillman's is 70's Harlem come downtown to infuse old-world panache into the Manhattan nightlife community.
Along with several nights of inspired live music, Tillman's serves up the city's preemminent DJs laying down commercial free jazz, underground hip hop, R&B, afrobeat and deep soulful house on a nightly basis.
Stellar cocktails and a "soulful" menu that features a selection of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches round out the offerings of this NYC speakeasy.
Tillman's is happy to welcome 3 new partners to the team.
Damon White and Phill Shel, partners in Otis in San Francisco, have recently joined Lesly on the Tillman's team to be part of growing the Tillman's brand.
Tikiya Crawford brings her many years of music industry savoire faire to the team and will help solidify Tillman's reputation as a music industry go to.
"THE first thing a person notices after entering Tillman’s, the soul music lounge on West 26th Street in Manhattan, is that it contains one of the most diverse crowds in New York. And that does not mean the typical Manhattan mingling of model plus banker with a sprinkling of trust fund hipster..."
"Supermodel Petra Nemcova celebrated her 32nd birthday at Chelsea bar Tillman's Wednesday night. The "Dancing With the Stars" alum also used the event as a fund-raiser for her Happy Hearts Fund, benefiting victims of natural disasters, and Nemcova sold off a coaching session with herself and another "Dancing" participant during a silent auction. Russell Simmons and Kirstie Alley, who hung close to new bosom buddy Kelly Bensimon, came to the party after hitting up DJ Cassidy's bash."