Koren gastropub Barn Joo made its entrance to the NYC scene some years ago as a small plate delight and casual drinking den. Its most recent expansion has led it into the Nomad neighborhood, elevating its experience in favor of an open roll concept and a strong cocktail menu to complement.
Distinguishing itself from its popular sibling-locations, the open-style sushi rolls pack Barn Joo’s most popular tastes in a taco format making for perfect tapas-type dining. While it’s Union Square location may be larger, the ambience of Nomad lends to a more professional, happy-hour crowd, making the cocktail menu the true centerpiece of the location.
Korean-accented cocktails like the Jeju Spritz and the Toasted Sesame Manhattan take pride of place, but the Drunken Tiger will steal the show for whiskey lovers. The Nomad location also offers a gorgeous outdoor dining section taking the time to provide ambience and aesthetic in the shape of floral pieces and lights that remove you from the city sounds surrounding the area.
While each location offers its own distinct advantages, the Nomad addition is worth special attention for the cocktail lovers out there.
Suntory Toki Whiskey, Ramazzotti, Tumeric Syrup, Lemon Juice, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters
Bokbunja, Grenadine, Campari, Orange Bitters, Brut Sparkling Wine
Tequila, Seasonal Berry Syrup, Pomegranate Vinegar, Lime Juice, Triple Sec
Soju, St. Germaine, Thyme Syrup, Grapefruit Juice
Toasted Sesame Manhattan
Sesame Washed Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Drambuie, Whiskey Bitters
Barn Joo Details
816 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001; www.barnjoo.com; @barnjoo_nyc
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