There's nothing better than drinking out in the open, on a rooftop or outdoors. Here are the best spots in Seoul for you to enjoy the summer night breeze under the starry sky.
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Best Gamaek places in Seoul
It’s a supermarket, but it’s also a gamaek place—a combo of the words for store (gagae) and beer (maekju)— where its owner grills meoktae (dried pollack) and dried filefish fillet on charcoal. They settled here in 2015, when Ikseon-dong was not as crowded as it is now, and they only sell domestic bottled beer. You’ll definitely fall in love with the atmosphere of this renovated hanok.
neighborhood, but the gamaek joints in Jeonju inspired it. They sell dried pollack or calamari along with drinks, and the walls covered in messages
scribbled by customers give you an idea of how inspirational this place can get.
29-1, Yeonhui-ro, Mapo-gu.
This is a popular spot at Sungshin Women's University. Tables are set up so you can consume the dried snacks and drinks you buy here. It may sound like a convenience store, but the owner sells some side dishes, like crispy grilled meoktae, tteokbokki, sundae and ramen, which he makes himself.
16, Bomun-ro 30ga-gil, Seongbuk-gu.
Café terraces to enjoy a glass of beer
Adding an or/er at the end of a verb can change the word into a noun. That’s where the name or.er originated. The free and open atmosphere is ideal or enjoying some beer with a friend during the day.
18, Yeonmujang-gil, Seongdonggu.
de Namur 11,000 won.
Famous convenience stores for drinking beer
GS25 Itaewon Noble
Located across from Seongji Motel in Itaewon, they have tables, seats and potted plants outside. The best thing is the tent that keeps you dry in the rain. This is the most popular place for drinking in Gyeongridan.
12, Hoenamu-ro 26-gil, Yongsan-gu.
GS25 Itaewon Hill
Located on the hill between Itaewon and Noksapyeong, this place has a small terrace where you can drink while people watching. They only have plastic stools behind a wooden fence, but it’s comfortable enough.
55, Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil,Yongsan-gu.
CU Seoul Forest Park
On one side of this convenience store located inside Seoul Forest are a wooden deck and a terrace. What makes it even better is the view of grass, a pond and a fountain. ‘Tis a great place to do some daytime drinking.
Insect Botanical Garden, Seoul Forest Park. 9, Wangsimni-ro 11-gil, Seongdong-gu.
CU Hapjeong Taeyang
This one is on the way to Hapjeong Station from Rolling Hall in Hongdae. A lot of people watch sports on TV while drinking beer in front of this convenience store.
5, Dongmak-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu.
Ministop Boramae Park
Everyone who goes on a picnic to Boramae Park drops by this convenience store to have a snack at the tables in front of the store or drink beer at one of the wooden tables in the park.
33, Yeouidaebang-ro 20-gil, Dongjak-gu.