PLAN DATE: SAT / MAR. 23
Turn it up tonight in Midtown West with dinner at the energetic Korean spot, Soju Haus. With the national drink of choice in its name, Soju Haus is the place where you come to drink and eat in proper Korean fashion. In a bright, modern space, enjoy meats and seafood grilled, stir-fried and deep-fried along with traditional bites like seafood stews, kimchi pancake, and tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes often served with fish cakes). No matter what you order, it will go well with their soju cocktails and frozen beer.
Move, after an energetic dinner, to the hip drinking den Lost Hours—a brand-new hidden bar in Midtown Hotel 3232. With a menu of 16 cocktails inspired by the four elements: air, water, earth, and fire, you’re bound for something magical to ensue. For those feeling airy, check out Small Wonder, a cherry forward drink topped with some bubbly. Water includes a cocktail made with the Scandinavian spirit aquavit, honeydew, and lime. Those who connect to earth can order At Its Peak, a veggie-forward booze-free concoction. And for fire, opt for a spiced apple cider with mezcal, cognac, and black pepper. There’s a drink for every sign.
Energetic, Hip, Lounge
315 5th Avenue, Floor 2, Manhattan
idk tip: Reminiscent of spots in Seoul, this restaurant is located on the second floor, so don’t be distraught if you can’t find it at first.
Hotel 3232, 32 East 32nd Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Enter the bar through a discreet door in the lobby of Midtown Hotel 3232.