Last week a dear friend of mine treated us to a Korean dinner as a warm hospitality to welcome all of us (so kind, I know!). We went to this Korean Gastropub near Union Square named Barn Joo, which apparently is also pretty popular on Yelp. According to their website, "Barn Joo", the word itself in English means musical accompaniment or drinks accompanied by your meals. It works along well with their tagline "Eat - Drink - Play" which sounds fun and I already knew that we were gonna have a great time that night!
Once you stepped inside, what's the most recognizable thing is that the restaurant has a really really great décor. They have this interactive painting installation with moving objects in it which reminds me of one of the Harry Potter's scene. They also have this Russian-roulette type of wheel in the front, which is only available for dinner and if you check in on Yelp, you get a chance to spin once to get FREE beer, sangria or other drinks, oysters, snacks or even desserts. Love the idea but too bad I didn't know any of this when I first got there.
I honestly forgot to take any photos of the ambiance but if you're curious you can always look it up at their website's gallery. (FYI the site is amazingly well-designed, thumbs up for them!)
Overall it was a good meal, I can't wait to go there again and check-in on Yelp to test my luck on their Freebies Wheel! Their 4pm-7pm Happy Hour package also sounds interesting, where they have special prices for drinks and the $1 Oyster which is soooo popular.
893 BROADWAY, FLATIRON DISTRICT, NEW YORK, NY 10003