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Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan

#216 of 108,780 Restaurants in Seoul
££ - £££American, ,
651 Itaewon 2-dong Yongsan-gu | Myungsan Building 1st Floor, Seoul 140-834, South Korea
+82 2-794-2537
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“sampler” (8 reviews)
“lamb burger” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
651 Itaewon 2-dong Yongsan-gu | Myungsan Building 1st Floor, Seoul 140-834, South Korea
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Great bar, hidden behind the Main Street. Food is fantastic and the beer and liquor selection is very good as well. We have a blast every time we go. The nachos are very good as is the macaroni!

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is billed as the epicentre of the craft beer revolution in Seoul and South Korea. But if this is the best on offer, then don't bother. We had the samplers (7 beers for 12 or 5 beers for 9) but the portions were tiny...More

Thank dmb987654321
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Great craft beers and food and atmosphere. If bringing a group, best to make reservation. You can taste all the different beers on a single platter (small servings) before deciding what you want to drink.

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Craftworks is the best place to relax with friends around Yongsan/HBC/Itaewon. We have had several parties, brunches, and dinners at Craftworks, and we never feel rushed or crowded like many other places in the area. The food and beer are excellent, the servers are welcoming...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I really, really wanted to love this place. The food is really good and the service is friendly and in great English. The pub is nicely arranged and the sample platter is cool in that each beer's insignia is inlaid at the bottom of the...More

1  Thank arhie
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The original craft brew pub in Seoul apparently. Certainly the tastiest beer and an extensive range. Try the Belgian style wit bier. We really enjoyed the visit

Thank FriendoftheBear
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I recently attended a business event at Craftworks and were impressed with the relaxed, inviting atmosphere and beer selection. We ordered a lamb burger, vegetarian burger, and french fries to eat. The food was average but we were thrilled at the craft...More

Thank SMLove226
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We have been in Korea for a couple of weeks and have not developed a taste for the food. Craftworks had a excellent burger and chicken Caesar salad that was wonderful! The pale ale was excellent. The staff was very helpful and spoke English as...More

Thank SandCHouston
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to go on Monday when they had a wing special but it didn't work. We had their chicken wings that had great flavor although a little expensive at $16 for 12. And two IPAs that were pretty tasty. Nice restaurant and our server...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

What to do with an 8 hour layover at Incheon Airport ? Take the train to the Noksapyeong stop on line 6 and a short walk over to Craftworks . After a Moon Bear IPA and a lamb burger and another beer or 2 ,...More

Thank Steven J
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison,
Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red
light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon
and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan
and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to
quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here,
trendy international restaurants dot the area
alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 Itaewon 2-dong Yongsan-gu | Myungsan Building 1st Floor, Seoul 140-834, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighbourhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-794-2537
  • E-mail
Craftworks Taphouse Namsan serves locally made Craft beer from recipes developed by American master brewers. Craftworks Taphouse has at present 11 beers on tap with new seasonal beers being developed every year. Craftworks Taphouse serves brunch everyday until 3pm, flame grilled hand made burgers, Detroit style pizza's, in house smoked chickens and a range of international dishes from our two internationally qualified chefs. The atmosphere is relaxed casual dining and our staff speak both fluent English and Korean.
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