If you’ve ever been to Hongdae in Seoul, you probably know about Vinyl, where you get mixed drinks in vinyl plastic bags. It’s awesome, and it’s a mystery as to why something like that isn’t around more in Europe or places where it’s legal to drink in the street. Amazing.
Bong G is Gwangalli’s poor man’s answer to Vinyl. They sell “wine punch” in the plastic bags that are definitely delicious. While it’s not liquor, it’s still novel and awesome to sip a wine cooler out of a plastic bag as you’re walking down the boardwalk.
Bong G also has coffee drinks and other beverages like iced tea. Beware though – the menu is in Korean. Just say “wine punch-ee” if you can’t read it.
I would really be singing the praises of Bong G if it were open more! Since it’s gotten a little warmer, I’ve been down at Gwangalli at least twice a week. So let’s say I’ve been there eight times this month. ONLY ONCE has Bong G been open! It was on a Friday night at around 9:30. I was there the following week at the same time (a little earlier, actually) and it was closed. I’ve been there on weekend days and evenings, and it’s closed.
So check it out, and good luck getting there when it’s open!
Directions: Pretty much in the center of Gwangalli beach, between the old Fuzzy Navel and Wa Bar (near Thursday Party). Look for the orange “Bong G” sign.
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