Bar Da

Bars Mapo-gu
3 out of 5 stars

If the best of Hongdae could be encompassed in one bar, it would look a lot like Bar Da. Accessible by one of Hongdae’s backstreets; a table on the rooftop requires a climb up some questionable stairs. Cheap beers and cocktails are served with dried anchovies here where musicians and artists flock before or after shows. Their conversations are well offset with the dim lighting hanging from the low ceilings and the postcards and drawings on the walls. Bar Da is a play on the Korean word for ocean and with its blue overtones, the bar’s breezy feel suits both the large crowds and intimate couples that frequent the place.


Venue name: Bar Da
Address: 홍익로 3길7
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 6pm-4am Fri-Sat 6pm-5am Sun 6pm-3am
Transport: Hongdae Station (Line 2), exit 9
Price: Menus around 6,000-10,000 won
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