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Bars Hapjeong-dong
4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

When headed to Man-pyung, look for the neon sign in pink that reads "vinyl music." A music bar opened by two friends of ten years, they've long listened to music together and even DJed together. Their reason for starting the bar? They say it's because they wanted to make noise in what they deemed a quiet and romantic neighborhood. Playing music that ranges from what was hot in the '60s to current Korean indie music, you can also make song requests on hot pink post-its and stick them on the turn-table. Whoever's spinning will do their best to search for it in their 10-year LP collection or play something similar. While their cocktails are average at best, they do come out quickly. It's more the atmosphere you go for—neon laser lights and funky beats. On opening night, they showed a pig head on an iMac screen and stuck a wad of cash on its lips as an "offering" to bless their venue. The place has a sense of humor like that. 

By: Michelle JY Park



Address: 2F
토정로 27

Transport: Line 2, 6. Hapjeong Station. Exit 4.
Price: Bombay tonic 8,000 won
Opening hours: 6pm–2am
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