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). Non-alcoholic option is available.
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)