Magpie Brewing Company

South Korea, Seoul, Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-dong, 691
Seoul, South Korea
Brewshop Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 3-10PM Basement Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 5PM-2AM

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken  (393) Tokyo, Japan | April 28, 2017
Only visited the upstairs part during the afternoon as we were short of the time. The beers were fantastic. The best we had in Seoul the whole trip. Interesting mix of styles. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Sokolov  (907) Moscow, Russia | April 7, 2017
Used to be a proper brewpub before brewery was moved to Jeju. Now it’s a pub for Magpie Brewing Co. 8 their beers were on tap at the time of my visit. All of great quality. Staff was extremely helpful and made me fantastic company for the evening.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
strap  (30) Sindelfingen, Germany | March 10, 2017
the place where it all started in Seoul. visited this place when it was literally just a hole in the wall with 2 taps, and barely a table. would order beer and sit in the alley to drink. they’ve since grown and opened up a nice little basement with a cool vibe and serve pizza. beer is solid and about as good as you’ll find from a Korean made beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | September 29, 2016
Basement level has a concrete bunker vibe but the wooden tables and soft lighting help to ease the mood. Beer quality is solid across the board and up there with the best in South Korea. Pizza available from the in-house oven. There’s no real interaction with staff. Place your order at the bar and move on. It’s a fun place to grab a beer during a crawl along the alley, however be aware that it does get loud down here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
highliferoy  (14) , | September 25, 2016
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jlhooker  (11) Dublin, Ireland, Ireland | September 5, 2016
7 beers on tap in upstairs street bar. Tried American IPA, Robust Porter and Country Folk Farmhouse Pale Ale. All were excellent. Very good value for Korea at 6-7000won. Highly recommended if in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
adasko  (132) Poznan, Poland | May 10, 2016
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JohnShepherd  (5) Sydney, Australia | January 24, 2016
Upstairs is a small space with half-a-dozen taps and a small selection of bar nibbles. Taps are split between Magpie beers and other local (Seoul) beers. Downstairs is larger, with similar tap setup (maybe a couple more) and with pizza ... very nice pizza at that. Bar staff downstairs are friendly, but with limited english (learn Korean!). If you visit only one craft beer place in Seoul, to get a feel for the local scene, Magpie is probably the best, and makes the best Korean craft beers I’ve tasted.My ratings are based on the downstairs part; I find upstairs a little claustrophobic.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (526) Kyoto, Japan | June 18, 2015
One of my favorite places during my trip to Seoul. It is located near Noksapyeong station and has 3 beers on tap. All are nice and the prices are really reasonable (5000 won for the Copper & Pale Ale, 6000 won for the Porter). Their posters & labels are quite cool, they have growlers & the staff seemed to know their beer too. The atmosphere was bare concrete & wood which I like, very clean & simple. The main bar is open to the street which is cool and across the alleyway you have a basement bar which was surprisingly large. A great addition to the Seoul scene! ----update 2015----- the Pale Ale is still 5000 won but most are now 6000-8000 won but it is still one of my favorite places in Seoul with many new beers including Goses~! A must stop in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ant  (5) , Netherlands | October 23, 2014
There are two places: a small brewerytap on the ground floor with two taps of their own beer , and accross the alley - and ealy to miss - a larger basement with another 4 taps with another two of their own beer, and two guest beers. As well as a pizza oven for fresh pizza. Nice simply place of concret, wood and metal that wouldn’t look out of place in the brewing scene of a European capiital. And the 3 beers I had where the best I had in Seouel.

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