Bann is the premier Korean restaurant in New York City with table top barbecue. Since dining at Bann we have eaten bulgogi and Korean barbecue in South Korea. We cannot wait to return to Bann to enjoy authentic Korean cuisine and makgeolli in the United States. We give this restaurant five stars!
4. Central Park
5. New Amsterdam Theatre
6. How I Met Your Mother Bar, McGee’s
McGee’s is the bar that inspired How I Met Your Mother. Unfortunately, we were disappointed in the dimly lit, sticky pub with little resemblance to the bar on How I Met Your Mother, MacLaren’s.
7. Rockafeller Center
8. Yuki 55
Not sure how we even found the narrow staircase entering what we thought was a Japanese restaurant, we enter Yuki 55, a Japanese karaoke bar. Being the only occupants, we decided to stay for one quick drink after realizing our mistake. As we were about to pay our bill, customers trickled in, popular American music filled the air, inner Japanese and American Idols were released, and we spend the remainder of our evening in the small, magical, sake filled bar.
9. McSorley’s Old Ale House
We ordered a cheese plate to accompany our small mugs of beer. The waiter set down a sleeve of saltines and a plate with sliced onions and white cheddar cheese.
10. Bronx Brewery
11. Yankees Stadium
NYC Travel Tips:
Exiting LaGuardia Airport, we boarded the Jackson Heights Q70 bus, transferred to the metro, and for under $10 per person, arrived in Herald’s Square.
From our experience Memorial Day weekend is the best time to visit New York City. Many residents flee to the coast leaving behind less crowded sidewalks and empty bar stools.
June 2016/ May 2017
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My fiancé, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over four years. Living and working full time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. Each adventure is packed with activities, tours, and experiences to maximize our time. As craft beer lovers, we always try to fit in a visit to a local brewery.
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