Things are getting rough up north.
No one's threatening nuclear war in K-Town (well, those karaoke guys do get territorial), but space sure is at a premium.
Which is why the new bi-level Korean joint Barn Joo isn't in the 30s at all — it's putting out its vast repertoire of wings just south of Flatiron, with a grand opening tomorrow.
The refined, booth-lined upstairs is reserved for dining, while the downstairs is a wood-heavy drinking den that focuses on cheeky cocktails and a shload of soju.
Oh, it's also got a massive projection screen (for K-Pop videos and the like) and a ceiling-mounted swing (for swinging à deux).
But then it's time to get serious with scallion & seafood pancakes, miso-glazed pork belly, spicy rice balls (pictured), and a superb selection of sushi and kimchi.
Onward and upward to the chicken, which gets its own menu of wing variations: soy-garlic, "extremely spicy," and dusted with umami-packed kelp. With them, throw back a Bloody Ceasar and all will be well in the world.
Because both wings and peace deserve a chance.