Venture deep into the Euljiro maze, and you will be rewarded with cozy space, disco balls, neon signs and tremendous beer. Euljimaekog is two floors of fluorescent delight, with a tasty selection of domestic and imported craft beer on tap and an urban environment matched by few.
On the menu is a couple of beers from Euljiro Brewing Company, 304, Andong, Jeju and a few imports, as well as food like pizza, chicken and noodles, suitable for both large and small parties. The curiously named Seersucker Session IPA is the hottest house beer with an adorable cat label. It is hoppy and citrusy with a light body and malty aftertaste. All in all a great session IPA and perfect for the summer heat.
The 304 Pluto Hellen Pale Ale was our second choice, and is very similar to the Seersucker, though a bit more carbonated, still fresh and hoppy. There are enough interesting beers on the menu to last a long night or satisfy a group of diverse drinkers.
Come for the neon signs, stay for the beer! Euljimaekog is the third and newest addition to the Kiwa Taproom family, and is located near the Euljiro 3-ga subway station, neatly tucked away in a side street to the side street. The venue itself has a relatively naked interior with concrete floors, simple seating and a couple of plants, but it is all spiced up by a plethora of light sources ranging from neon signs and projectors to disco balls and fluorescent tubes.
With all the hard surfaces, lots of guests means lots of noise, but luckily the music is also fitting and smooths out the atmosphere. With large windows visitors can also experience the atmosphere of the Euljiro maze, with lots and lots of tiny workshops and restaurants, ajussis and ajummas, company outings and the odd tourist group.