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Hannam Liquor

  • Bars
  • Yongsan-gu

Time Out says

Hannam Liquor is not the most obvious bar. Even if you had its address, you might easily miss and walk by it. And, until you go completely down to the basement through the long and narrow stairs, you’d never know what you’ll see.

Inside, the first thing that pops up in your scene is not a bar but a fancy boutique. Among over 400 types of liquors available here, the particularly unusual selection you’ll find is the 3 types of St. George gins: the very forest-like Terroir, Botanivore which has 19 types of plants including cilantro, cinnamon and lime and the St. George Dry Gin made with 100% pot-distilled rye. Don’t worry if too many of the selections seem unfamiliar — boutique manager and sommelier Kim Min-ju is always happy to offer detailed information on and interesting stories behind each liquor.

Behind the glass wall in front of the boutique is where Hannam Liquor’s bar section is located. All types of gin and rum sold at the boutique are available here as a glass and cocktails. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, just ask — bartender Kang Geun-hyeok who is in charge of the bar section will create any cocktail that is not on the menu. 5,000 won cover (per person) at the bar includes a bit of dried nuts and fruits, as well as bottled water (still or fizzy). The combination of simple but elegant interior, dim lighting along with flickering candles on each of the tables creates a refined cave-like atmosphere. It is obvious that Hannam Liquor has succeeded in executing its concept of “gentlemen’s secret playground.” Yet, another occasion which this bar would be perfect for is, without a doubt, a romantic date. Cozy and tasteful — any gentleman or gentlewoman would be happy to whisper sweet somethings to their date’s ears at this place.


1F, Hannam-daero 20-gil 36
생 조지 진 글라스 1만3000원, 생 조지 럼 글라스 1만8000원, 헨드릭스 진 토닉 1만 8000원
Opening hours:
Mon - Sat 6am - 2am
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