New Malden Pub, Kyungsung
KSU is a neighborhood that the expat community frequents to drink, dance and generally party as hard as possible, as late as possible (or early, depending on your interpretation). For something a little different, New Malden Pub offers beers, wine and liquors of various tastes, as well as standard British-style fare, including fish and chips, and other familiar bar foods, like sausages and wings. It’s located on a narrow pedestrian road that has exploded with commerce in recent years, bordering the Pukyong National University campus. 051-625-9599
DINNER AND DRINKS AT CELTIC TIGER NAMPO
Celtic Tiger, Nampo
This British-style pub, located in one of the busiest areas of the Nampo-dong shopping district, Gwangbok-ro, offers big plates of fish and chips (their most popular dish), various adult beverages, like a mixture of Bernini and Corona, as well as large windows that open up to the chaos happening below. A mix of patrons, both native and foreign, can often be seen here taking a break from their window shopping. 051-816-3678
STEAK DINNER AT HANGOVER PUB SEOMYEON
Hangover Pub, Seomyeon
Also located in Seomyeon, Hangover Pub opened in 2013. Located on the second floor, this pub’s dark, subdued interior lets out to a small, open-air space in the back, often filled to the brim with patrons. A server said the typical mix of customers at Hangover is about 70 percent Korean, 30 percent expat. Koreans favor the Maisel’s Weisse of late, while foreigners opt for Indica when they’re feeling flush and O.B. when the wallet is lean. This pub’s signature drink, the Hangover Draft, is O.B. with a soju shot dropped into the glass (otherwise known as Somaek). From Seomyeon Station, take exit 6, make a U-turn and take the first right.
Savoy, Seomyeon, Nampo
Opened in 2012 in an expanded space previously known as Fresh Fries Factory, Savoy’s two-story dining room in Seomyeon is often already filled to capacity by 8 p.m. The restaurant plays a variety of standards, including Frank Sinatra and the Beatles, while patrons dine on fish and chips and drink drafts of Guinness, Pilsner Urquell, Indica, Max and the “Savoy Draft,” Max blended with espresso. For the Seomyeon location, take exit 2 from Seomyeon Station; make the first left and then the next left.
FISH AND CHIPS AT THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SEOMYEON
The Sherlock Holmes, Seomyeon
Owner Lee Sang Ho said he fell in love with the Britishstyle pub theme while frequenting several similar places in Itaewon in Seoul. His pub’s decor gives nods not only to ‘Jolly Old England’ but also to the popular Robert Downey Jr. rendition of his business’s namesake. Sit at a table or sidle up to the bar for familiar fare, like a generous plate of fish and chips, or Korean fusion dishes, such as fries topped with kimchi and bulgogi. The Sherlock Holmes is adjacent to Savoy. 010-9514-8089 2014 Oct/Nov_ busanhaps.com 37
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