Chicken & Beer Pub Crawl

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Date(s) - 02/28/2017
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm

Hongik University Station, exit 3 (at the top of the escalators)

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The Ultimate Night Out

a ZenKimchi tour

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. The first is a traditional ’90s style “chicken hof,” where the full-flavored free-range chicken has thin crispy skin with Asian aromatics. We get this three ways–fried, with sauce, and garlic style, where it’s smothered in stewed garlic. The second stop is an old-fashioned barbecued chicken place. It’s dark, and quiet, and exudes character. The slightly spicy smoked chicken comes out on a sizzling iron plate, covered with barbecue sauce. The final stop is on the quirky side–we’re in Hongdae after all–themed like a military bunker. The chicken morsels here come with their own sauce and slathered in cheese. We also try some other pub grub goodies while enjoying beer out of military cupware.


So, to break it down

  • Traditional Korean fried chicken hof
  • Old-fashioned cozy BBQ chicken joint
  • Trendy military themed chicken pub
  • BEER IS INCLUDED in the all-inclusive ticket

Wear comfortable shoes and bring an ample appetite. The ticket price includes all food. It also includes alcoholic beverages (within reason).

Length of tour: approx. 3 hours
Type: Walking, eating
Food types for special diet consideration: chicken, some spicy foods but can be toned down
Suggested items: Comfortable walking shoes, umbrella (depends), camera
Start location: Hongik University Station, exit 3 (lines 2, AREX)


Your Guide

Joe McPherson

Joe is the founder of and ZenKimchi Tours. He has lived in Korea since 2004 and is a food writer and a sometimes seriously minor media personality.

IMPORTANT: Reservations made with fake emails or phone numbers will be rejected.

DISCOUNT for groups of 3 or more. Choose the “Group Discount Ticket”*

Payment options (bookings approved after receipt of payment)

PayPal (in USD)
Deposit in Korean bank account (account number will be given) up to two days before tour
If you can only pay in cash please familiarize yourself with our cash policy.

*If all but one in the group cancels the remaining ticket will lose the discount. Please refer to our cancellation policy.