Big screens, big drinks, big action: Cheeky Kiwi (Sinchon)

Big screens, big drinks, big action: Cheeky Kiwi (Sinchon)

by Liam Ring
Groove Korea (

The Cheeky Kiwi has nailed its colors to the mast for this tournament, with changed opening hours one way to ensure fans of the All Blacks can get their fill of the action. Chosen as the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce’s official bar for the Rugby World Cup, there are likely to be plenty of All Black supporters making their way to Sinchon. The bar is also involved in rugby at the local level, with its sponsorship of the Korea Touch Association Open since last September, the bar utilises two screens to show major sports events including rugby, cricket, and soccer within the forty plus seat venue.

For the thirsty and hungry fan, the bar furnishes top quality grub including fish and chips at KRW 15,000 and plenty of burger options. Just to add that air of authenticity, all fish is sourced from New Zealand, while the beef is either from New Zealand or Australia. All to bring a taste of home.

Drinks-wise, local beers are on tap but with a range of bottled offerings from back home and an international selection, there is no need to stick to Cass or OB. Tui, NZ Pure, and a number of beers from the Monteith Brewing Company jostle with overseas offerings such as Corona, VB, and Somersby. Mixed drinks and cocktails are also available, but the bar’s specialty drink is the “kettle” – served in a tea kettle, patrons can choose between Kiwi Smash, Long Island, and Heisenberg for 10 to 12 shots at KRW 15,000. For those of a more sophisticated persuasion, the bar also offers New Zealand white and red wines.

Check out the Cheeky Kiwi’s Facebook page for details on what the staff promise will be a month of full-blooded action. Someone might even do a haka!

Be there for:

New Zealand vs. Argentina (Monday, Sept. 21 at 12.45am)

Matches vs. Namibia, Georgia, and Tonga are at 4am Korea time (check the Facebook page for details). If you want a game that the bar isn’t open for, contact the bar to make booking arrangements.

Photo courtesy of Cheeky Kiwi

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