We have guided these famous chefs around Seoul. Let us guide you as well!
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Korea’s only ghost tour.
Murder! Ghosts! Sex! This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a tour down the dark alleys of the forgotten 600-year history of bloody massacres, seedy hideaways, and mourning ghosts. Stops on this tour include the following:
- The site of a gruesome massacre
- The bridge whose stones tell a dark story that lovers and passersby know nothing about
- A neighborhood known to be occupied by the spirits of prostitutes who met grisly ends
Also check out The Dark Side of Seoul EXTENDED EDITION.
PLAYING EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Chicken and beer is an obsession in Korea. It is one of the best ways to enjoy an evening with friends and new acquaintances. It’s also a great way to take a plunge into Korean night culture. You’d better get your eating and drinking hat on because we go to THREE chicken pubs in the lively Hongdae area.
Have an authentic Korean night out
Dine at the epicenter of Mapo-style barbecue for some charcoal grilled pork, aged kimchi, and raucous atmosphere. We will then head to the Jeon (Korean Pancake) Market for some cool photos and take our secret entrance into a traditional pub to chill for the evening.
Seoul’s coolest and quirkiest neighborhood.
Why go Gangnam Style when Hongdae is the place to be? This quirky neighborhood full of students, artists, bohemians, punks, hippies, and just general eccentrics is the MUST SEE stop when in Seoul. We take you on a two-hour stroll through the secret alleys to show you the coolest restaurants, bars, and clubs. Don’t worry! We’ll email a map afterward so you can go back to the places you liked best. Hongdae is the home of Korean pop culture’s future. When your grandkids think of Korean pop culture, Hongdae will be where it started
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Never be at a loss for party conversation again. Brag to your friends at home the things you ate, the tales you learned, and the people you met.
If you enjoy good food and want to learn about eating habits and table manners in korea, it’s the ideal solution.Helene
Although I’m not a believer of ghosts, it was still awesome to learn the history of all those places!Deb
It’s a tour which is off the normal tourist track which makes it even better.Janet
The Dark Side of Seoul Tour was a blast! Joe was a knowledgeable and accommodating guide that told interesting stories with a dramatic flair! I was legitimately creeped out by a few of them.Rachel
Owner, Guide (BBQ, Dark Side, Chicken & Beer)
Joe founded ZenKimchi as Korea’s oldest food blog in 2004. He is a food writer and extremely minor celebrity.
Guide (Ultimate Korean BBQ Night Out)
Guide (Groovy Hongdae Stroll, Private Tours)
Cory is a Korean-American YouTuber, who has been making videos about Korean food, culture, and life in Seoul for more than 3 years. When walking around Seoul, he gets lost on purpose, with the intent on discovering hidden food spots in the back alleys and side streets of Seoul. His main objective is to show Korea as it really is, with the rest of the world.
I really get happy when someone signs up for the Chicken & Beer Pub Crawl. I just love Korean chicken and beer. I don’t get to go out for it much these days unless someone signs up. We had five with us this week. The weather was unusually chilly and...read more
“He dismantled her tomb and rebuilt the bridge using the stones–upside down–so people would always walk on top of her grave.” The real reason I got interested in Korea was its history. When I was in college, I took a course in Korean history to...read more
A few weeks ago I just had one person sign up for the BPM Tour. Even though I really don’t make money when one person signs up, I still love doing the tour. I meet the most interesting people, and we both have a great time. He was a young bearded man from L.A....read more
We had two guests for the BPM Tour last night. A lovely young woman from Malaysia, and an American living in Japan. The American works for Apple, and he was sporting the new iWatch–the first one I’ve seen in the wild. We all got to play with it a bit. One...read more