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Haenyeo x In Bad Taste at Union Hall



Start your week off right with some Korean food, followed by comedy out in Park Slope. Helmed by Jenny Kwan, Haenyeo is a Korean spot named after the legendary female free divers from Jeju Island, South Korea that dive year-round to harvest seafood and seaweed. The dishes are a cleaner, brighter take on some traditional items, like bibimbop, galbi and seafood sundubu, and include some inventive items, like the Spicy Winter Bouillabaisse, a hearty dish filled with codfish, mussels, clams, shrimp, and rice cake, and Dok Duni’s Jalapeño Chicken. Korean food is meant to be paired with drinks, so don’t skip out on one of their clever cocktails (The Squid & the Whale with Mizu lemongrass shochu, sesame oil, and egg white) or some soju. Not a drinker? You can always opt for the passion fruit spritzer or the ginger cinnamon tea.

After your meal, get ready for a night of laughs at In Bad Taste. This monthly stand-up comedy and variety show is going down in the basement level of the library-like bar, Union Hall. Hosted by Brooklynites Ayo Edebiri, Nicole Boyce and Ben Marshall, you’ll see anything from stand-up to powerpoint presentations. The crop of fresh, young comedians performs on topics that can range from Smash Mouth to Creed to coconut LaCroix—anything that can be considered, you guessed it, in bad taste. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Check the calendar for the next show. 

Park Slope
Dinner, Comedy
Casual, Modern


239 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

idk tip: Don’t skip out on the seafood—after all, you’ll want to pay homage to the restaurant’s namesake.

haenyeo nyc
Credit: Emon Hassan for the New York Times

Union Hall

702 Union Street, Brooklyn

idk tip: Arriving early or staying late, you can get in a game of bocce at Union Hall’s larger bar area.

union hall nyc
Credit: Union Hall