Nicely furnished space with quite a few tables crammed into an area that is not very big. I really liked that they have the smoking and non-smoking areas clearly separated. The service was excellent and even though the servers weren’t knowledgeable about the beers they were extremely helpful with everything else and were friendly. The beers themselves are hit and miss and the food is pretty good, though I thought a little bit overpriced. Serving the beers in the correct glassware was a big plus and the memorabilia you can buy was cool. An enjoyable place to have a meal or just to drink beer.
Brewery restaurant with the brewery located off city limits - typical Seoul approach to saving on rent costs. Beerwise I left as happy customer - all their brews were in good condition. Very nice service. On a side bonus you got Magpie Brewery pub almost right next door, so you can can get a perfect combo!
Visited early afternoon for lunch. The pub is tucked away just off the main street. Only one table full with a group of workers, but the main room by the bar soon filled up within the hour. There’s also a side patio area with more seating. Ordered a tasting paddle of seven beers, one being a seasonal brew. Beers not bad if a little run of the mill. Food is burgers, sandwiches, salads and the like. I ordered a ’Banh Mi’ burger which was an odd thing to choose in hindsight. The pub is around the corner from the craft beer bar alley so that makes it convenient to hit for easy ticks, along with the others.
The wait at this place makes you expect a lot - but your experience may leave you wanting more. I came here twice but after the second time I def. didnt want to come again. The second time I came here it was on a date. We finally got a table and the server took our orders. My food was pretty good but my soda was noticeably flat. I routinely asked for another and surprisingly was met by another person working in the back who asked me what was wrong with my drink. I repeated that it was flat and he proceeded to sip my drink and tell me "tastes fine to me" I just starred at him. He relunctantly replaced my drink with another flat soda and after that I just lost interest in the place as a whole. The food , the atmosphere nor the prices warranted service at that level. blah.
After a full day of wearing out my shoes in Seoul, I finally sat down to rest at Craftworks. Did the taster of 7 brews. All were good, not remarkable. Far better than the government monopoly piss. Sadly, I didn’t care for their stout (my favorite style). It tasted more like a weak porter. The Golden and the Pale were quite nice and representative of their respective styles. The burger was quite tasty and the 18 fries that came with it weren’t bad.
I was in Seoul for one afternoon and stopped in here for some lunch and beers. They had seven beers on tap with a fairly good range of styles: pils, hefe, IPA, stout, etc. Each of the styles had proper glassware too. As I’m unfamiliar with Korean, it took a little while to find this place, but I’m glad I did. The beers I tried were all average or so, but the IPA was the standout of the group. The eggs Benedict I had were okay, but the potatoes that accompanied them were not that good. If you’re in Seoul it’s worth stopping by to see the beginning of the Korean microbrewing movement.
This place is pretty nice. It has a west coast beach side vibe, like a cool bistro with a nice back & side patio. They have 8 regular beers plus 1 seasonal and their prices are pretty reasonable. I had the sampler set of their 8 regulars for about 9000 won. The service was good but not so knowledgeable about beer. A few things I really liked were they use proper glassware & have lots of beer gear making for great souvenirs. Buy a mug for 11000 won & you get a beer to fill it! They also have tshirts & their beer labels are great. A really friendly owner too. A nice place for beer & a chat. ---This is Craftworks Original Location