Date(s) - 10/30/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event: Opening reception and the exhibition to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Anti-Japanese war and the Taiwan Retrocession.
Why you should go. With beautiful surroundings, the Taiwanese Consulate is an impressive place to visit. If you’re interested in all things military history, then this is for you. On the one hand, I hope it won’t be as anti-Japanese as the title suggests because Taiwan has other major problems these days from across the strait! Nevertheless, this seems like an interesting exhibit to check out.
- From my experience, the crowd is fairly mellow so casual or business casual is fine.
- Coat check/ cloak room is not always available so you might want to leave any large bags behind.
- Bring friends or go it alone. You can RSVP for two people at a time.
- Nightcap or snack? There are plenty of cool places you can continue your evening over night cap. All are within 10 minutes walking distance Please see the list.
- Bookmarks Lounge at the Library Hotel at Madison by 41St. – On the ground floor you’ve got the Madison & Vine Wine bar but head up to the top for Bookmarks Lounge.
- Riki ($) Izakaya, inexpensive, upstairs karaoke rooms. Tip is included in the price
- The Upper Terrace Bar at Bryant Park Café Bryant Park by 40th @ 5th Avenue, just above the Bryant Park Grill – tucked away slightly but lively and this seasonal outdoor bar is not open late but is a great find with a secluded feel and fantastic view.
- Soba Totto $$ – classy, fantastic intimate sake bar, great find
- Udon West($) You can’t go wrong here. Pitchers of beer, decent grub, fast service
- Peacock Alley & Sir Harrys at the Waldorf Astoria on Lexington by 49th Street. I’m a sentimental guy and can’t say “no” to an old school wine bar at a legendary hotel. A girlfriend once introduced me to Sir Harrys, and I’ve been coming back ever since.