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Gangnam Makgeolli Bars

Better Than Beef  베러단비프

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An ornately Victorian boudoir-themed restaurant with plenty of kitch, it serves 'House Makgeolli' and their own 'Ricotta Makgeolli'.  Not known for its extensive makgeolli selection, but definitely great for something a bit different or a fun day out.

Opening Hours: 5pm - 10pm Weekdays / 12pm - 10pm Weekends

Address: 서울특별시 강남구 도산대로11길 5

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Gangnam Myeongjeon  강남명전

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A casual makgeolli dining bar with a good selection of diverse makgeolli and hearty, filling side dishes. It can get busy later in the evening, be sure to go early.

Opening Hours: 4:30pm - 10pm Weekdays / 3pm - 10pm Weekends

Address: 서울특별시 서초구 강남대로65길 12

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Kotabaidyun  코타바이뎐


An elegant atmosphere to enjoy 'Ko-ta', the restaurant's take on 'Korean Tapas'. The menu features quality, artisan sool list, as well as an extensive wine pairing.

Opening Hours: 5:30pm - 10pm

Closed: Sundays

Address: 서울특별시 강남구 선릉로155길 23-3

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Makgeolli is Alive 막걸리는 살아있다

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A unique makgeolli drinking experience, where the walls come alive. Floor to ceiling projector screens are synchronized for an immersive visual and audio experience, all while sipping on makgeolli. The selection is wide enough to please many sool drinkers and keep the evening lively.

Opening Hours: 4pm - 10pm Weekdays / 2pm - 10pm Saturdays

Closed: Sundays

Address: 서울특별시 강남구 도산대로51길 39

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White Bear Makgeolli 백곰막걸리

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Arguably the best stocked makgeolli bar in all of Korea, White Bear is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in sool. With a makgeolli list curated in the hundreds, including new releases, you'll be hard pressed not to find what you're looking for. Dishes are also excellent, though there may be a wait later in the evening.


Opening Hours: 12pm - 10pm

Closed Sundays

Address: 서울특별시 강남구 압구정로48길 39

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Hwik  획


Hwik is a dining bar with a strong focus on delicate, well-executed dishes in the heart of Garusugil. The sool selection is well-curated but leans towards more cheongju and soju.

Opening Hours: 4pm - 10pm

Closed: Mondays

Address: 서울특별시 강남구 강남대로156길 31

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Mooweol  무월


A casual, fun-vibe place to enjoy regular makgeolli. The makgeolli selection does not have many aspartame-free options but has fruit cocktails for those that enjoy a sweeter style of makgeolli.

Opening Hours: 11:30am - 10pm 

Address: 서울특별시 강남구 봉은사로4길 21

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