Garosugil is known for its trendy shopping and flashy bars, but Cuckoo is a refreshingly low-end pub for those evenings when you want to down a few soju shots in an unpretentious atmosphere. Its interior is reminiscent of pojang macha (street food stalls), with walls full of graffiti and a loud, energetic vibe. Despite opening a second location nearby, Cuckoo is always crowded with young people enjoying the pojang macha menu: fried beef tripe, clam soup and egg soup. Their best menu items are definitely the ddeokbokggi with octopus and garlicky stir-fried chicken gizzard. Their food is far from healthy, and comes in large portions (especially considering the good prices), which is just the way we want our street food.
4, Dosan-daero 17-gil
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Sinsa Station (Line 3), exit 8|
|Price:||Drinks from 4,000 won, mains from 13,000 won|