PLAN DATE: THURS / JUNE 27
If you hate singing and/or musical theater, turn back around because that’s in Gayle’s Broadway Rose’s DNA. If that’s your jam though, you’re going to be addicted to this place. Much like Ellen’s Stardust Diner, this restaurant employs wait staff who double as entertainment. You can wait for them to sing their prepared songs, or you can request your favorite tunes and see it performed right in front of you. Because who doesn’t love a waiter who can belt out “Mamma Mia” as he serves you a Greek salad? The menu is stacked with options, but getting particularly rave reviews about the milkshakes.
Once you’ve had enough Broadway tunes for one night, head over to The Rum House, a cozy bar with fewer children, dimmer lights, and lots of booze. This place is a rare find in Times Square with its speakeasy vibe and romantic ambiance. You might hear some more music here, too, but it’ll be soft jazz, and it won’t be too loud for you to hear each other. Per the bar’s name, the specialty is rum, and we suggest you roll with it. The mojito and Hemingway Daiquiri are pretty darn good, so don’t let preconceived notions stop you from ordering like you’re lounging on the beach somewhere.
Dinner, Music, Drinks
Gayle's Broadway Rose
694 8th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Ask your waiter their name and write it down because chances are one day they’ll be performing on a Broadway stage.
The Rum House
228 W 47th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: You have to ask for a bathroom key because the bathroom is in the hotel lobby.