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It may seem like wishful thinking to want delicious Korean food, while singing karaoke, and drinking your selection of your favorite kind of beer all at the same time, but BAK Korean Kitchen & Craft Beer Hall caters to all your desires.
BAK is a recently established restaurant/karaoke/beer hall settled in Union Square, NYC. They have a menu full of different Korean dishes and snacks, but are more well-known for their rich selection of craft beer. Their walls are aligned with rows of different kinds of beers you can choose from, and the restaurant provides a very casual and laid back atmosphere. There is also a karaoke lounge downstairs for entertainment after dining and drinking.
BAK’s menu consists of a lot of popular and traditional Korean comfort foods like japchae, stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables and meat, bulgogi, and bibimbap. For people that just want to share or snack, they also have an array of small dishes. Mandu, which are pan-fried dumplings, is often ordered along pajeon, scallion pancake.
Apart from their great food, BAK has a multitude of different kinds of craft beer, cocktail soju, and makgeolli, a delicious drink we featured on our Crave Alert series! They also offer wallet-friendly prices on drinks during happy hour (4-7 p.m.).
[Photos: BAK and Yelp (second photo); Thanks for the tip, Jane!]