With an extensive range of makgeolli bars to choose from in Yeonnam-dong, we've picked the best for you to visit
While it is important to know where you can stock up on delicious sool, we know it's also important to know where to go if you want to pair quality makgeolli with great food and company. With that being said, we have done our research and have found five of the best makgeolli bars to visit in the popular neighborhood of Yeonnam-dong.
Recently we have changed the way our readers can find our recommendations for sool bars in Seoul. With this new layout, we have found some amazing places we think deserve some special attention. Therefore, in no particular order, listed below is a collection of makgeolli bars in Yeonnam-dong that have the right combination of atmosphere and quality we know our readers love when visiting Seoul. You can also find these bars on our website under "Sool Bars" in the Yeonnam-dong category.
1. Hanran 한란
Hanran is a trendy sool bistro with a minimalist wooden interior. It is perfect for those who love simplicity and casual dining. They are famous for an impressive pork and octopus bossam and extensive selection of Korean alcohols. Their food is both beautifully presented and packed with flavor. It also has a wrap-around terrace for warmer weather, so if you want to cool down outside during your dining experience, this makgeolli bar is the one for you.
Opening Hours: 2pm - 9pm Every Day
Address: 27-12 Donggo-ro 38-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 27-12
2. Chacha Meelo 차차밀로
Chacha Meelo is a beautiful space with delicately prepared dishes and excellent sool. The aesthetics are perfect for taking pictures while enjoying a creative menu and a modern and bright atmosphere. This location would also be best for a date or when you want a higher quality lunch with friends. Reservations are essential by phone or Instagram DM, and both can be found on their Naver page below.
Opening Hours: 5pm - 9pm Weekdays/ 4pm - 9pm Weekends
Address: 33-12 Donggo-ro 38-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 33-12
3. Juan Makgeolliano 줜막걸리아노
Juan Makgeolliano is a very traditional style makgeolli bar in trendy Yeonnam, with an extensive selection of quality makgeolli you know and love. Jeon is the star here and the food is excellent all-around with carefully plated dishes and flavors for any palate. If you are in the mood for something that reminds you of old-school makgeolli in Korea, this is the place to be. We also advise you to make a reservation or go early as it's very popular.
Opening Hours: 3pm - 9pm Every Day
Address: 248-2, Donggo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 마포구 동교로 248-2
4. Yeonnam Gojip 연남고집
A trendy chef-owned and operated bar with unique dishes and a casual but stylish atmosphere. The sool list features some makgeolli but favors cheongju and distilled alcohols. Although not the best location for the die-hard makgeolli fan, we love this location's atmosphere, food selection, and quality promise. This bar is also great for a date or intimate groups.
Opening Hours: 5pm -10pm Weekdays/4pm - 10pm Weekends
Address: 7, Donggo-ro 38-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 7
5. Deo Damum 더다믐
A unique culinary experience, chef-owned and operated. Their dishes are inspired by traditional makgeolli side dishes, but are constructed with high-end ingredients. Your entire visit will have you bathed in luxury and we're confident you'll love how everything looks and tastes. The sool selection features artisanal and high-quality takju, cheongju and soju. We recommended this bar for an excellent dining experience or a special occasion.
Opening Hours: 5pm - 10pm Weekdays / 1pm - 10pm Weekends
Address: 30, Donggo-ro 38-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 30
We hope you love our Top 5 picks in Yeonnam-dong, and if you're looking for something else, check out The Sool Company's extensive list of bars categorized by neighborhood within the "Sool Bars" page.