Dine & Drink

Review: Billie Jean Bar


BUSAN, South Korea -- There are several things I look for in a bar and Billie Jean touches upon nearly all of them. The atmosphere is cozy, brick and varnished wood walls hung with sparse light, the music set at just the right volume so I can carry a conversation, a good burger and a steak, a regulation size pool table, darts and live music on the weekends.

Taejongdae Clam Tents


BUSAN, South Korea -- I remember being 14-years-old and watching a show on the Discovery Channel about Okinawa. The people in the show were diving into piles of squid and clams and other sea aliens that I didn’t know the names of. It was cool when I was watching, but later that night, I definitely had some Fear Factor-style nightmares of choking down slimy monkfish.
 

Burger and Pasta Gwangan

The Overview

This is the latest incarnation of the Thursday Party empire. On the side street of the Seacloud Hotel. Great service - the staff even welcome you when you walk in the door. There's plenty of open air with its patio seating. Good pasta and selection of wine.

It's conveniently located right next to Paris Cafe and Homer's Hotel.

For Burger & Pasta in Kyungsung go here.

Hours of Operation: Daily 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Taejeongdae

Located on the island of Yeongdo-gu, Taejongdae is a scenic park with great views from cliffs facing the sea. There is an evergreen forest to wander around in and several facilities for tourists such as an observatory, an amusement park with a full on Ferris wheel, a light house and a cruise ship terminal and, as you can see in the photo below, some funky modern Korean sculpture. The name of the area comes from King Taejong Muyeol (604-661), who liked to practice archery there following the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.

HQ Bar

 


The Overview

HQ Bar is your place in KSU for drunken mistake-making. We have an ever-expanding variety of microbrew bottles and craft beers on tap; an extensive selection of late-night pub grub; rugby, football, and kung fu movies; and a music selection that, according to our customers, isn't awful.


open: Monday-Saturday 7:00-Late, Sunday 4:00-9:00

tel: 010-7544-8830

Social Media: www.facebook.com/hq.bar.5

Namaste: A Taste of India in Haeundae

 

BUSAN, South Korea - For myself and many other Busanites, dining out is sometimes a source of frustration.  When a new restaurant opens, there is always the hope that this is a place that will provide some of those dearly missed treats from home. The first meal is always a source of hope--unfortunately if you are like me, you usually walk away with a stomach full of mediocre food and disappointment. And yet, at Namaste, I was anything but disappointed.

Club Realize

The place for real metal and punk bands, with the occasional DJ and a smattering of Hip Hop.

METAL, PUNK, ROCK, THRASH, GRUNGE, ACOUSTIC, DOOM, INSUTRIAL, GOTH, GRIND, BEATS..and almost anything as long as it has soul...we are NOT elitist

LIVE MUSIC CLUB IN BUSAN'S KYUNGSUNG AREA.

AROUND THE CORNER FORM VINYL UNDERGROUND!

FEATURING ALL KINDS OF ALTERNATIVE MUSIC..MAYBE EVEN SOME DIRTY DJ/HIP HOP/DUB STEP FROM TIME TO TIME!
 
To read a Haps review of Club Realize go here.

http://www.reverbnation.com/venue

Club Realize Facebook page here

Namaste

Traditional Indian cuisine in a warm atmosphere. The prices are reasonable and the quality of the food is stellar. Right across from the beach open 7 days a week.

Their Website: www.namasterestaurant.co.kr

The Wolfhound Pub

Famed Irish bar/restaurant that started in Seoul and has since moved to Busan in December 2010. Along with a wide variety of beers, they...

Morning Glory

Sitting on Dalmaji Hill, Morning Glory will offer you a great view of Haeundae, with a panoramic view of both the mountains and the sea. They serve steak, pizza and other fusion dishes with a full bar and cafe. They also have karaoke if you have enough to drink.

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