Neurin Maeul Brew Pubs

What Are The Neurin Maeul Brew Pubs?

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These are the brew pubs of Baesangmyeon Brewery, and they are the force behind Neurin Maeul (느린마을) Makgeolli, which is an all chemical & aspartame free brew.  Baesangmyeon’s brew philosophy is all about tradition, quality of ingredients and all natural processes.  They don’t just stop at makgeolli, they have an extensive range of rice & fruit wines, including premium infused soju.    At each of their showcase brew pubs they have a large selection of fruit wines, cheongjus, sojus and makgeolli’s for take home purchase.  There are three brew pubs in Seoul where you can experience fresh Neurin Maeul brewed on site, an experience no other makgeolli brewery currently offers.  Each brew pub has a different atmosphere, but each offer similar menus and varieties of alcohol.  They also have a free membership program which gives you excellent benefits such as unlimited makgeolli, cheongju and soju for 10,000won for a 2 hour period.  MMPK has regularly visited each Neurin Maeul location, and we readily recommend them as places to get an excellent overview of the spectrum of Korean traditional alcohol.

Neurin Maul Brewery & Pub – Yangjae

BSM Yangjae

Address:                   서울 서초구 양재동 67-2 우곡빌딩

Phone:                         02-6917-8888         

Map:                             Here

Free Tasting Area:    Yes     

Atmosphere:  The Yangjae location of the three Neurin Maeul Pubs was the first to brew on site, and it is actually in the building of the Brewery’s offices.  The neighborhood of Yangjae houses a lot of offices, and the crowd at the pub of an evening is often office workers coming in for a few drinks at the end of the day. It’s a little more out of the way in terms of entertainment locations, but the atmosphere is cosy and lively, and they have a number of rooms for big groups.  A special feature of this location is that they also have an outdoor terrace for the warmer seasons.     

BSM Yangjae Interior

Recommendation:  For those looking for a casual but quality makgeolli experience.      

  

Neurin Maeul Brewery & Pub – Gangnam

BSM Gangnam Interior

Address:                          서울특별시 서초구 서초동 1316-28 우송빌딩 지하 1층

Phone:                              02-587-7720

Map:                                   Here

Free Tasting Area:         No

Atmosphere:  Of course being in Gangnam, this location has a much more trendy and busy atmosphere than both Yangjae and Jongno.   The crowd that can be seen at Gangnam is much younger and louder, and people are more likely to let their hair down at this pub.  It is a very popular hangout, and it is not unusual to see a line or have to wait for a table, however the size of the location usually means the lines move fairly quickly.  One thing to note is that the Gangnam location is more of a restaurant and bar, and whilst you can buy some alcohols for take out, the selection is not as diverse as the other two locations.

Gangnam interieor

Recommendation:  For those looking for a more party atmosphere, or a good quality makgeolli experience in the Gangnam area.

 

Neurin Maeul Brewery & Pub – Jongno Center One Building

BSM jongno interior

Address:                           서울특별시 중구 수하동 67 미래에셋센터원빌딩 2층

Phone:                              02-587-7720

Map:                                    Here

Free Tasting Area:   No

Atmosphere:  This is the most recent installment in the Neurin Maeul Brewery Pubs situated on the Cheongyecheon, and it is by far the largest.  It is housed in one of the biggest financial buildings near Euljiro 1-ga station, and you can certainly feel the size of the pub on entry.  However despite being so big, the atmosphere is still quite busy without being overwhelmingly so.  One feature at this bar is that you can ask for them to bring you a free tasting of the four seasons of Neurin Maeul to help you make your choices.

BSM Jongno Soju

Recommendation:   If you find yourself in the Gwangwhamun or Jongno area, this location is a nice way to finish off a day of sightseeing or stream wandering.

 

Tell Us Your Experiences!

If you check out any of the Neurin Mauel Breweries & Pubs, we want to know what you think!  Let us know by commenting below, or posting on our Facebook Page or Facebook Group 🙂

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What about the Supermarket?

Don’t forget that you can also get Neurin Maeul at a number of different supermarkets in Seoul, including Homeplus and Emart.  If you’re wondering if your local supermarket carries it, check out our lists here and here.

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Muldwinda: Menu

Who Is Muldwinda?

Muldwinda is arguably the best makgeolli bar in all of Seoul.  They run in close partnership with Susubori Academy, which is the premier school for traditional alcohol brewing education.  Their knowledge of craft makgeolli and their commitment to nurturing the development of makgeolli culture is unparalleled, and you will be hard pressed to find a more relaxed and satisfying evening than at this bar.   It has a laid back & calming atmosphere, and their food reflects the same quality as their makgeolli.

The Muldwinda MMPK Makgeolli Week Menu

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So What Do I Do For MMPK Makgeolli Week?

For Muldwinda, all you need to do is decide which day you want to go between November 7 – 17th….and go!  Except Sundays, which are closed days.  Once at Muldwinda, you can order off the MMPK Makgeolli Week Menu, or additionally from the regular menu.  Any time during MMPK Makgeolli Week you will be able to order from the above menu.

How Do I Get There?

Come out of Chungjeongno station exit 7.  You will see a Beans Bins coffee shop on the corner, turn right and follow the road until  just before you reach a convenience store on your right.  You will see a white building with windows across the road, this is Muldwinda.  Below is a simple map.
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The address is  서울 서대문구 충정로3가 3-12   Ph: (02) 392 4200 (Closed Sundays)

Tell Us Your Experiences!

If you check out Muldwinda, we want to know about it!  Take a picture of your makgeolli, food or friends and post them on our Facebook wall with a comment of your experiences.  Don’t forget to fill out the feedback card while your their with your details, as there will be a lucky prize winner at the end of MMPK Makgeolli Week.

We will be visiting each bar frequently, so hope to see you all there.  If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to email us at mmpkorea@gmail.com!

Happy MMPK Makgeolli Week Mamas & Papas 🙂

MMPK Makgeolli Week!!!

What is MMPK Makgeolli Week?

You’ve heard of Restaurant Week, you’ve heard of Food Week, well now Makgeolli Mamas & Papas Korea proudly presents the very first MMPK Makgeolli Week!

Over the course of our 2 years in operation, MMPK has had the opportunity to explore, taste and discover so many fantastic makgeolli bars.  We feel passionately about spreading the word about not only where to try, but also what is best on the menu at the bars we review. We know it’s not always easy to know where to go, what to order, or most importantly which makgeolli you might like.

And so the concept of MMPK Makgeolli Week was born! We got together with 2 of the best makgeolli operations in Seoul to team up in a 10 day long event, showcasing their very best makgeolli and food. Both Muldwinda and the recently opened Neurin Maeul Brewery & Pub, are experts in the makgeolli industry and have each designed a special MMPK Makgeolli Week menu. You will have the opportunity to experience the best of what these bars have to offer, as well as broadening your own makgeolli horizons.

So how does MMPK Makgeolli Week work?


Both bars have designed their own set menus for MMPK Makgeolli Week, which anyone will be able to order for the  duration of November 7th – 17th.

Neurin Maeul Brewery & Pub – Gangnam 

If you choose to go to the Neurin Mauel Brewery & Pub, you must download the menu coupon below to show when ordering.  For more information and directions check out Neurin Mauel Brewery & Pub’s MMPK Info Page here.

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Muldwinda – Chungjeongno

If you want to visit Muldwinda, you don’t need to show anything, simply go to Muldwinda and you will be able to order off the MMPK Makgeolli Week Menu.

For more information and directions, check out Muldwinda’s MMPK Info Page here.

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Tell Us What You think!

MMPK Makgeolli Week is all about trying & tasting new makgeollis, so get out there and explore world of makgeolli.  What we really want is to hear about what you think!!  Whether you are at Muldwinda or Neurin Maeul Brewery & Pub, we are always listening.  Take a picture of your makgeolli, food or friends post it on our Facebook page with your impressions, or just tell us what you thought!  We want to know favorites and not-so favorites 😉

We will be visiting both bars frequently during MMPK Makgeolli Week, so we hope to see some of you there!  If you have any questions at all, email mmpkorea @gmail.com

Happy MMPK Makgeolli Week everyone 🙂