"Seoul Pub - Itaewon" Top 5 Page for this destination Western Bars and Hofs (Korean Bars) Tip by Ewingjr98

by Ewingjr98
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  • Yes!  Ron joins the Boot Club in 2004 - Seoul
      Yes! Ron joins the Boot Club in 2004
    by Ewingjr98
  • - Seoul
  • - Seoul
  • - Seoul

Seoul Pub is a popular spot on Itaewon's main street. It is a casual American style bar with friendly owner and staff. If you're in for a real treat ask Mr. Jung if you can join the "Seoul Pub Boot Club." They also have good food, darts and pool. This is one of the oldest bars in Itaewon, so it's well-worn but very casual and comfortable.

BTW, the Boot Club is a drinking/betting game where several people pass a giant glass boot of beer around and take sips, swigs, or gulps, and if they feel really lucky, they chug the whole thing. He who finishes the beer wins. Lots of strategy involved as you don't want to try to chug too soon and leave the next guy with an easy victory. But to encourage you to chug, Mr Jung might make a few side bets with you. Keeps the game interesting.

I returned in 2013 and was happy to find Seoul Pub still open. The crowd now seems to be mostly Korean, the beer is cheap (around 3,000 Won for a draft OB), but the bar is in need of a makeover.

A sign at the door in 2013 reads:

NO! Entrance


Directions: Itaewon's main street next to Nashville Extension.
Phone: +(82-2) 793-6666
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 3, 2013
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