Tucked away in another corner of the Ikseon-dong maze, Aledang joins the ranks of remodeled hanuks, this time in the form of a refreshing ale pub.
Dark interior, fairy lights, upholstery from a time long forgotten and a sound system so wooly that it makes even kpop sound like 70s soul! Presumably named after the Soul legend Sam Cooke, these twin bars in Hyehwa are all about that retro vibe.
Located close to Gyeongbokgung palace and other tourist attractions in the area, but hidden within small side streets, The Hand and Malt Taproom is a great find both for locals and visitors.
In the scenic urban jungle of Jongno, between stray cats and remodeled hanoks, you can sip your way through Art Monster's tasty selection of Korean craft beers.