White Bear Makgeolli & Pub | Baek Kom Makgeolli 백곰막걸리

White Bear Makgeolli & Pub | Baek Kom Makgeolli 백곰막걸리

White Bear Makgeolli & Pub | Baek Kom Makgeolli 백곰막걸리 Summary Owned and meticulously operated by one of Korea’s most knowledgable sool gurus, the White Bear Makgeolli pubs are a must-visit. Drawing from years long expertise and carefully cultivated brewery...
Samyangchoon House Makgeolli & Pub

Samyangchoon House Makgeolli & Pub

Samyangchoon House Makgeolli & Pub Summary Samyangchoon is the showcase venue for the sool of the same name. Family owned and run, it’s a diamond of homespun charm in Songdo. The matriarch of the family runs the kitchen, making elegant and tasty...
Hidden Alley 숨은 골목

Hidden Alley 숨은 골목

Summary It lives up to its name. Tucked away in the hipster streets of Yeonnam-dong, this basement pub is usually packed with fans. Good variety of bottles and a passionate owner who is a true connoisseur, sourcing hard-to-find bottles. The food matches well. Get the...
Lak Hee Oak 락희옥

Lak Hee Oak 락희옥

Summary Lak Hee Oak has a few locations around Seoul. They tend to have modern open plan layouts. Patrons enjoy the seasonal anju menu of modern refined interpretations of Korean dishes. Most tables will have bottles of wine, local craft beer, or the cheap green...
Sanullim 1992 산울림

Sanullim 1992 산울림

Summary One of the greatest sool joints in Seoul. Cozy jumak atmosphere. Well-executed anju. Wide selection of handcrafted and commercial bottles. There can be a wait at times, and it’s not good for large groups without a reservation.   Suggestions Look for the...
Side Note Club

Side Note Club

Summary One of the best rooftop views in Hongdae. The award-winning bartender serves the classics. What stands out is the section on Asian liquor cocktails. Each cocktail elevates the spirit of its base liquor, bringing a whole new perspective for soju, cheongju, and...