Work hard and play harder is a motto well enforced when it comes to Seoul’s nightlife, but sometimes a break during the day is well needed. Itaewon has some of the best options for those seeking a break from work or a place to get together with friends. No matter your reason, these day drinking spots will satisfy all of your needs.
Ramie’s offers the finest wines from across the globe for those wanting to splurge. Its lunch menu is served from 11:30am-2:30pm and offers daily specials and various upscale American food. This restaurant will definitely have thinking you’re dining with the best of them.
Opening Hours: Friday, Saturday: 11:30am-3am, Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-12am
TOMATILLO MEXICAN GRILL
If you are craving some Mexican drinks and foods, Tomatillo has you covered. Offering enchilada plates, tacos, quesadillas, horchata, margaritas, Tomatillos will give you satisfaction.
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-2am
Craft Beer: Yes
A favourite spot for many expats, this Irish style pub provides customers with a plentiful drinks menu and traditional pub food. The interior of Shenanigans is small and cosy but there is also an outdoor seating area to enjoy in the warmer months.
Opening Hours: 12pm-3am Saturday and Sunday
Although the Wolfhound is well-loved for its vibrant evening atmosphere, the pub can be enjoyed by day-drinkers on weekends too. The drinks menu includes various offers to satisfy every type of drinker out there. The food menu includes breakfast, soup, salad, snacks, burgers, sandwiches, pub classics and desserts so you will be spoilt for choice.
Opening Hours: 11am-2:30am Saturday and Sunday
BULL & BARREL
Bull and Barrel is a western style sports bar which is a favorite to many expats and Koreans in Seoul. Drinks are served all day and includes a variety of cocktails and beers. The food menu includes burgers, pizzas, nachos and quesadillas, tacos, and burritos with prices ranging from 7,000-25,000 KRW. The bar includes large televisions, darts boards, pool tables, and live music to keep you entertained during your day-drinking adventures.
Opening Hours: 1pm-3am Saturday and Sunday
If you are looking for a traditional pub with an abundant drink and lunch menu, friendly staff, and a pool table, go to Fat Albert’s. This western style pub serve lunches including Chicken Pasta, Cheeseburger, Nachos, Tacos, Sirloin Steak and Salad which can be enjoyed alongside a drink. The lunch menu is served Monday-Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm, excluding holidays and each lunch comes with a complimentary soft drink.
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 12pm-12am, Saturday- Sunday: 12pm-1:30am
THE OLD STAND
A small yet endearing Italian restaurant which offers a varied drinks and brunch menu. Brunch is served every day from 11:00am-4:00pm. The menu includes Pancakes, Croque Madame, Hamburger Steak and five styles of Bruschetta. The restaurant also serve lunch from 11:30am-4:00pm. The drinks menu includes wine from 7,700 KRW and beer from 9,900 KRW.
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11am-2am, Friday-Saturday: 11am-3am, Sunday: 11am-12pm
MY CHI CHI’S
My Chi Chi’s is a charming Italian restaurant which offers traditional Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta as well as dishes from all of the world. Brunch is served from 11:30am-3pm, the drinks menu is extensive and the restaurant is open until late. With its retro interior and friendly staff, this restaurant is the perfect location to settle in for a day-drinking session with some incredible food.
Opening Hours: Sunday- Thursday: 11:30am- 1am, Friday-Saturday: 11:30am- 2am
Although many people come here for a great night out, Smashing Bowl is great for daytime stress relief. It offers bowling, billiards and various arcade games to increase the fun of your daytime extravaganza. Drink and play at this popular hangout for expats.
Opening Hours: 1:30pm – 8am Everyday
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