While the general advice is not to enter random buildings, Korea Town is the one place that rule does not apply. K Town is a hubbub of karaoke bars, restaurants and lounges stacked one above the other in random looking office buildings. Really, you just have to stand on the street, look up at the windows to see which have neon lights flashing and head over. Here are a few of our favorites.
The very best secret though is Space Billiards, where you enter a totally nondescript office building and enter a neon ultra-modern pool hall filled with a young after work crowd and buckets of beer. The pool here is pricier than other pool halls (especially in the outer boroughs) but you can’t beat the instant street cred after taking a friend or date here for the first time.
There are a ton of Korean spots that we could suggest like Miss Korea, Woorjip and more but when it comes to shops hidden above the fold in K Town, we love Korean tapas bar – ANYTIME. Nestled on the 3rd floor, the spot even has a happy hour from 6-8pm.
Karaoke City is midtown’s largest karaoke bar. While KTOWN has a plethora of spots for serenading drunken audiences, this is by far one of the most solid choices for getting your money’s worth. Private rooms come out to approx $8 per person per hour and they have an open bar special of $20 for an hour.