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Beer Available At Platinum Microbrewery (arranged by most recent)
thebeertourist (15) Oslo, Norway | April 18, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
This brewpub is located in the side street (100 metres from the main road on the left side) to the right of CineCity when approaching from the Gangnam Office metro station. It is a basement affair with shiny steel containers and a trendier and younger clientele than at OíKimís, reflecting the rather posh neighbourhood. Their beers are probably the most interesting in Korea; you would not go to Korea to taste them, but if there, you should. Service was good, I even got an extra sampler on the house. Food is upscale, too. The beer selection features the 7 house beers on tap, which is a great selection by Korean standards.
prestonshute (12) Georgia | March 25, 2010| Updated September 30, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Finally found it, but itís not Gangnam Station. Itís Gangnam-gu Office Station. There is a difference. Totally screwed me up last trip and couldnít find it. Anyway, for Korea, considering that thereís not much else to choose from, this may be the best beer youíll have while in Seoul. That doesnít mean itís great, but it beats the hell out of drinking Hite and Cass. The Platinum Pale Ale wasnít nearly as bad as I wouldíve expected.
JapanTony (103) , Japan | August 13, 2009
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Note, the one I went to was near Gangnam Office station near a park, not near the main Gangnam station. It took me an hour to get to this place from Seoul Station, so I was really ready for a nice brewpub. However I ended up being pretty disappointed. On the plus side, they have a sampler for about 10,000 won. But one beer was definitely off, three had little taste and were watery, and only the Belgian really made me consider ordering more. Instead I tried the Morphine, which was nice and an easy to drink beer despite the 8% abv. Food was good, but the huge plates start at 15,000 won, so going alone isnít so great. Waiters and bartender knew very little English, and couldnít understand that I thought one of the beers tasted bad. Lots of candles, low lighting, jazzy bgm and a movie projected on the wall gave it a bit of romance. There are some happy hour/special days with lower prices, however you probably need some Korean reading ability to get the details. Overall I would say it is pricey for the quality of beer you are getting. Not a place for single drinkers, as there is no bar with seating.
Pyobon (55) Sydney, Australia | December 1, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I went there early on a Saturday night (7:30pm) and it was half empty by 8:30 it was 90% full. It is very modern with distracting lighting. The service is friendly if somewhat lacking in confidence or experience. It was a mixed crowd: 20-70 years old and 90% local (or at least asian), but mostly affluent. The food was very good, with real quality sausages, including kinchi sausages! The beers ranged from interesring to excellent. The lighting and the entirely seated venue make it perhaps not the best bar in Seoul, but I havenít found a better place if you like good beer.
RateandPillage (12) Atlanta, Georgia | April 20, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Very contemporary. Lots of glass, plants, and too much light. Looks almost office-like in ambiance and more like an office-lunch type place than a restaurant/brewpub. Crowd looks to be mostly professional after work happy hour type.
Extensive food selection with good prices and quality. Good selection of beers.
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