Jebi Dabang: Live music café
Eating or drinking solo, dubbed in Korean as honbap and honsul respectively, is becoming more common in Korea. To keep up with the trend, an increasing number of restaurants and bars in Seoul are designed in a way to allow solo customers to enjoy their personal time to the fullest. If you are planning to travel solo, read on for our top six recommended places to give yourself a treat!
Jebi Dabang is a playground for all adults who love music. Jebi Dabang, which means “Swallow Coffee Shop,” is jokingly referred to as “Drunken Swallow” at night as this stylish café turns into a live music club after 6 p.m. The live music performance takes place on the basement floor every week from Thursday to Sunday; no additional entrance fee is required to enjoy the performance.
The most popular menu at Jebi Dabang is the old-fashioned grilled rice cakes. A plate of grilled rice cakes is served together with honey and soy dipping sauce, giving more flavors to the mildly sweet and chewy rice cakes. Traditional drinks to go along with the rice cakes, such as misutgaru (roasted mixed grain powder drink) and yuzu tea, as well as alcoholic beverages.
Address: 24, Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Directions: Sangsu Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 3. Walk approx. 3 min.
Operating hours: 10:00-02:00 Daily (Live stage performance Thursday-Sunday)
Reservations: No reservation policy
Signature menus: Grilled rice cakes 5,000 won / Craft beer 4,000 won / Sugar-coated tomatoes 6,000 won / Misutgaru 8,000 won / Yuzu tea 5,000 won / Americano 4,500 won
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