Saturday, December 11, 2010

Makeoli Salon, Seomyeon

There is a Korean review with loads and loads of pictures here. All of their pictures are better than this one, anyway.

This is probably the fanciest place you will ever drink makeoli. Fresh paint, no graffiti and no banged up kettles. Don't let the appearance fool you though, this place is dirt cheap. Actually, its cheaper than any other makeoli place I've found in Seomyeon. The staff are friendly, good atmosphere and a huge variety of makeoli for the connoisseur.

Directions: Two blocks from the Foxy Club in Seomyeon. Follow the sign to Angel Hotel, its on the same street. Its difficult to see from the main road though. Subway exit 2,4 and 6 will put you on the correct side of the street.

Prices: Dirt cheap!
Food: From about 10,000. The usual makeoli den specials.
Drinks: 1 litre jugs of makeoli from 4,000 won
English menu: No english!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wolfhound Irish Bar, Haeundae

The new Wolfhound Bar opened in Busan last Saturday and already seems to be a hit with the local expats. We were at the opening night and it looks like the've done a pretty good job. A big long bar, everything is nice and new and clean (unlike some other expat bars I could mention....), and there's plenty of space and seating. No pool table or darts though.

Service was excellent, even though the place was packed to the rafters drinks and even food appeared quite quickly and all the staff were friendly.

After a couple of ciders (they were flat, I don't know if that's the brew or not, but still, where else can you get cider in Busan?). They are only offering a limited menu at the moment, but the burgers we had were fantastic. The bacon ranch chicken burger is a wonder to behold, and no picture can do it justice...

 So I would say that the Wolfhound is worth braving the freezing Haeundae winds to get to,and you know its only going to get better as it becomes more established. Come and check it out!

Directions:  From Haeundae subway station walk towards the beach and we are located on the right side of the road about 50 meters before KFC. It is across from Fuzzy Navel slightly up the road towards the station. It is on the second floor.
Food: From 9,900
Drinks: Cass 3,500
A big selection of quality imports on tap from 4,000 up, including cider for 7,500
Vegetarian: Nothing on the menu, but you could probably ask.
English menu: Yes.
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