Ready for your super-star moment? Alert the squad, rent a room ($30 an hour) and get comfy on a red leather sofa, while you and your friends belt out some choice numbers. Gagopa’s got a generous BYOB policy, and its own soft selection of booze (no liquor) stocked in a cooler behind the bar. Moreover, it’s open till 5am, so there’s plenty of time to get down in this down-and-out K-town spot.
One of the best parts of New York is its cultural mosaic. At the center of its Korean influence, Koreatown might feel like an alien land to some (good luck reading the signs, English-speakers), but once you snoop around, you’ll discover some of the best hidden spots in the nabe. Did you know that K-town is home to some great karaoke bars and plenty of tasty Korean BBQ restaurants? How about something a little more low-key, like excellent spots to relax and play billiards at pool halls? We’ve come up with a list of lesser-known or underrated joints that are definitely worth checking out, so read on to make sure you get this neighborhood right.
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