Won Nation, Hongdae

Won Nation, Hongdae

Won love, Won Nation! A small venue with a big menu, here’s what to expect when going to get some premium craft beer at Won Nation, Hongdae.

Won Nation Hongdae
Taps at Won Nation
Won Nation Hongdae
Nice tall glassware at Won Nation.

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Conveniently located between the ever buzzing Hongdae area and the more quiet streets around Hapjeong, Won Nation is a cozy pub with a solid menu. With the pizza menu, you have the option of making this your Won stop for the night or just Won of many stops. There are plenty of other pubs like Seoul Brewery, Whale Pub and Ale Crew in the area, so consider Won a worthy destination for any bar trek in the Hongdae area.

At our time of visit there are 12 beers on the menu, including two house beers. We have Hazy Han Pale Ale, a limited edition hazy version of their fantastic Han Pale Ale. The other house beer is the Seoulmate Raspberry Oatmeal Stout, a fruitylicious pastry stout. No WONder we’ve seen these on tap around town, they are well-made and balanced. Overall solid brews.

Won Nation Hongdae
Hopsplash from Playground.
Won Nation Hongdae
Hazy Han by Won Nation and Hopsplash.

WONderfully balanced

In itself, Won Nation Hongdae is a small venue, but it really fits the format. With seats at the bar you can get up an personal with the owner and bartenders, or get a smaller table for your entourage. Just enough seats, just cool enough music, just the right volume, just enough beers on the menu, it seems like everything is just right here, but that does not mean it is boring.

The beer menu is well composed with options for craft beer junkies as well as curious beginners, looking to broaden their beer horizons. In addition to the house beers, we find several other domestic breweries, like Andong, Playground and Wild Wave. The imported beers range from breweries like Weihenstephan to Belching Beaver, and the menu is sure to change relatively often.

Won Nation Hongdae
Small and cozy venue.
Won Nation Hongdae
Seems like Won Nation has many friends!
Won Nation Hongdae
Draft beer menu.
Won Nation Hongdae
Food and snacks.
Won Nation Hongdae
Witty menu.
Won Nation Hongdae
Nice and simple entrance.