Garosu-gil (Sinsa)

Sinsa Exit 8

Garosu-gil is a fashionable district near Sinsa Station Exit 8. It is becoming a recent hotbed for new restaurants, cafes, and even a few craft beer spots.

Hop Mori

Troy Zitzelsberger (Certified Cicerone, Seoul Brew Club founder, and formly of Reily’s Taphouse) has launched a new brew pub just off Garosu-gil. While the brewery gets up and running, Hop Mori have already hosted tap takeovers for Maloneys, Budnamu, and Gorilla Brewing.

Pong Dang

Pong Dang was the winner of this website’s Best Pub of 2015. Pong Dang constantly has a huge, rotating selection of very interesting beer.

Pong Dang can be found outside Sinsa Exit 8: 2016-01-11 08-23-09

Brooklyn The Burger Joint

Brooklyn is one of the few restaurants I’ve added to any craft beer directory. First of all, I think they have the best burgers and milkshakes in the city. This new location also has a very funky 50’s American Diner vibe and is open 24hr. Secondly, their original location in Seorae-maeul was the first place I’ve seen Brooklyn beer. Brooklyn TBJ serves Brooklyn lager on tap and Brooklyn Brown and Brooklyn East IPA in bottle. I recommend the brown to pair with the burger. It’s also a close walk to Pong Dang, which I always visit after my burger. 2016-01-12 08-29-57

The bottom shows Sinsa Exit 8. The star on the left is Pong Dang. The flag on the right is Brooklyn.

540-11 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Mikkeller Seoul

Mikkeller opened a new location in Seoul in 2015 that offers tons of exotic, expensive, and oftentimes cryptically labelled beer. I’ve only been there once and it was fun to have so many beer to choose from, so it’s worth a visit. Check their website for an updated tap list.

Mikkeller Bar map
Other two stars are Pong Dang and Brooklyn. The red flag is Mikkeller. A bit more of a hike from Sinsa Exit 8. It’s also not too far a walk south from The Galleria department store food court.