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The Best Pubs in Haeundae, Busan

Spirits lined up at a bar in Seoul, South Korea
Spirits lined up at a bar in Seoul, South Korea | © nekidtroll / Flickr
‘I drink to make other people more interesting’, Ernest Hemingway famously once said. While Busan is a vibrant city, capable of holding the interest of even the most bitter cynic, there’s no denying the pleasures of a pint (or five) in a good pub with good people. Here are the best places to go for a drop of the good stuff in Haeundae.


Bar, Irish, British, $$$
The Wolfhound is Haeundae’s only Irish pub. A popular expat haunt, it’s located a two-minute walk from Haeundae Beach, and offers a wide selection of local and imported beers, strong drinks, tasty cocktails and hearty home-style food. On the weekends, a DJ keeps the atmosphere lively with good music, while the bar’s annual St. Patrick’s Day festivities are a springtime Haeundae highlight.
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Galmegi Brewing Co.

Bar, North American, British, $$$
Galmegi is one of Busan's most established craft breweries | © CK Golf / Flickr
Haeundae was the second location (after Gwangalli) opened by the Galmegi Brewing Company. This stalwart of the Busan craft beer scene now has a number of brew pubs around the city; Haeundae is the largest, with a whopping 16 taps of craft beer from all over Korea and the world. The pub also serves a range of food, including hand-stretched pizzas, sausages, and its well-known kimchi fries.
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Mon - Thu:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - None:
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - None:
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun - None:
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

Thursday Party

Bar, Korean, North American, $$$
A woman playing darts, South Korea | © Johnny Silvercloud / Flickr
One of Haeundae’s most popular bars, the riotous Thursday Party is loved by Koreans and foreigners alike. It has games including beer pong, table football, and darts, and a generally lively atmosphere that ensures that even if you arrive alone, you will leave with lots of new friends. It has a small bar snacks menu, and a sister bar (Burger & Pasta) a little further down the same road ,which is more of a dining destination. Thursday Party have numerous bars in Busan and Seoul — look out for them in Gwangalli, Seomyeon and Hongdae.
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Peter's Pub

Bar, Korean, North American, $$$
Peter's Pub serves cocktails, including a great piña colada | © David Joyce / Flickr
Peter’s Pub is known for its cocktails and wine, but also serves beer and other drinks. Its location, a short walk from Haeundae’s main drag, means that it’s often a little quieter, and prices are competitive. The pub serves food including hot dogs (unusually for Korea, Western-style and in a bun), giant hamburgers and pizzas.
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Sharkys Bar And Grill

Restaurant, North American, Central American, $$$
Fresh nachos | © Earls37a / Flickr
Sports pub Sharkys is an institution in Haeundae’s nightlife scene, and especially popular with foreigners. It has a good shooters menu, some cocktails and great draft beers on tap. It serves Mexican and American food including burgers, steaks, burritos and fajitas. All the staff speak excellent English.
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Sun - None:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - None:
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - None:
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Fingers & Chat (핑거스앤쳇)

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, British, $$$
Fingers & Chat | © The Bay 101
Although it advertises itself as a ‘dining pub’, Fingers & Chat is much more a restaurant than a pub. It does, however, serve excellent Western-style pub grub, and it’s particularly famous for its fish and chips. It’s located in The Bay 101, in the expat hotspot of Marine City. It has a great sea view, and you can sit on the balcony with a cold beer and fried goodies such as calamari, prawns or sea bass.
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These recommendations were updated on June 4, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.