Yeonnam-dong Makgeolli Bars

Deo Damum (더 다믐)


A unique culinary experience, chef-owned and operated. Dishes are inspired by traditional makgeolli side dishes, but with high-end ingredients. The sool selection features artisanal and high-quality takju, cheongju & soju. Recommended for an excellent dining experience or special occasion.


Opening Hours: 5pm - 10pm Weekdays / 1pm - 10pm Weekends

Closed: Mondays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 30

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Hidden Alley  (숨은골목)

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A no-frills, casual makgeolli bar with a great selection of aspartame & sweetener-free brews. Dishes are classic jeons with a heavy seafood vibe. Dark and cosy, great for a casual drink with a few friends.

Opening Hours: 5pm - 10pm

Closed: Sundays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로34길 12

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Yoon Dal  (윤달)

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A small and minimalist interior with a rustic charm, Yoon Dal curates a selection of quality, artisanal sojus, cheongjus and makgeolli. Dishes are simple and clean, using quality ingredients. Great for a quiet drink with good food.

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

Closed: Tuesdays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로 262-3

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Soo-eul Gwan  (수을관)

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Soo-eul Gwan is a dining experience paired with traditional alcohol. With a stylish and modern interior, dishes such as duck confit, and a selection of craft traditional takju, cheongju and soju, this is a place for a special occasion.


Opening Hours: 5pm - 9pm

Closed: Mondays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 19

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Hanran  (한란)


Hanran is a trendy sool bistro with a minimalist wooden interior. They are famous for an impressive pork and octopus bossam and extensive selection of Korean alcohols. It also has a wrap-around terrace for warmer weather.



Opening Hours: 2pm - 9pm

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 27-12

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Mir  (미르) 


Mir is a casual neighborhood bistro bar perfect for a local drink or spot for couples. It has hearty dishes and a wides selection of sojus and other liquors for a reasonable price.



Opening Hours: 5:30pm - 9pm Weekdays / 3:30pm - 9pm Weekends

Closed: Mondays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 성미산로29안길 7

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Hanghae (항해)


A small chef-owned and operated bar that is served Omakase style at a U-shaped bar. It boasts an excellent selection of makgeolli and other sool, as well as quality beers and wines. It only seats 10, so reservations are a must via Instagram DM.

Opening Hours: 4pm - 10pm 

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 성미산로17길 115

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Yeonnam Gojip  (연남고집)

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A trendy chef-owned and operated bar with unique dishes and a stylish atmosphere. The sool list features some makgeolli but favours more cheongju and distilled alcohols. Great for a date or intimate groups.

Opening Hours: 5pm -10pm Weekdays / 4pm - 10pm Weekends

Closed: Tuesdays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 7

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Juan Makgeolliano  (줜막걸리아노)

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Juan Makgeolliano is a very traditional style makgeolli bar in trendy Yeonnam, with an extensive selection of quality makgeolli. Jeon is the star here and the food is excellent all round.


Opening Hours: 3pm - 9pm

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로 248-2

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Chacha Meelo  (차차밀로)

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Chacha Meelo is a beautiful space with delicately prepared dishes and excellent sool. The menu is creative and refined and the atmosphere modern and bright. Reservations are essential by phone or Instagram DM.


Opening Hours: 5pm - 9pm Weekdays / 4pm - 9pm Weekends

Closed: Mondays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로38길 33-12

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Imachi  (이마치)


Imachi is chef run dining experience with seasonal dishes and a variety of cuisine inspirations. The sool on offer is of good quality, though it heavily features soju and distilled liquors. Reservations are recommended as there is limited seating.


Opening Hours: 4pm - 9pm

Closed: Mondays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 성미산로29안길 19-7

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Korea Sikdang  (코리아 식당)

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Korea Sikang is a great place for a makgeolli dinner. The food is great with generous portions for an affordable price. There is a decent makgeolli selection with at least 3 non-aspartame options, and it's open for lunch.


Opening Hours: 10am - 12am

Closed: Sundays

Address: 서울특별시 마포구 월드컵북로4길 57

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