4 Dosan-daero 17-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Photo by Leslie Patrick
Some Languages are UniversalThere are some things that are universal, including people’s love of a good dive bar. If you’re looking for a low-key vibe with cheap drinks and greasy bar food, look no further than Cuckoo.
Set in the trendy Garusogil shopping area, this unfussy bar and restaurant with graphitized walls and a raucous party vibe is often packed with 20-something locals playing Korean drinking games and downing copious amounts of soju. Although it may serve fried beef tripe, clam soup and stir-fried chicken gizzards with garlic, the beer is cheap and cold and that’s something that can be understood in any language.
4, Dosan-daero 17-gil, Gangnam-gu