Apr 262011
 

 

Article by Melissa Tait

Music stage of Starface bar and restaurant, Busan KoreaStarFace Dalmaji hill is a little bit of London in Busan. It’s a WaegukBar, menu and drinks in English and Korean, and comfy lounge chairs scattered around the room. At some point during your first beer youwill probably meet Charles, the English co-manager of the bar. Helikes to have a chat with everyone that comes in and does his utmost
to keep you comfortable and happy.

Charles’ English influence comes through on the menu, which featuresfish and chips as well as the UK’s national dish, Curry. We tastedboth dishes as well as the baked potatoes and I was immediately transported to the pub on the corner of my street in East
London…well, as much as I could have hoped for in Asia. The fish and chips were crisp and tasty, the curry was spicy and filling and the baked potato was savoury and baked to perfection.

On Dalmaji Hill this StarFace is a little out of the way, a W3,000 taxi ride from Jangsan station. However, Charles and his colleagues have been busy thinking up many reasons for you to make the journey. There is a Spanish night once a month for Spanish speakers and Latin lovers (next meetup 6 May), Pub Trivia on Sunday nights from 8:30 and
if you can make a case for any other European-based club night Charles is happy to hear from you. For Royalists, StarFace will be broadcasting the Royal Wedding this Friday night (April 29th) from 7-9pm, with some Brit-pop tunes to dance along to afterwards.

for more details on William and Kate’s Royal Wedding Party –
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=702692008#!/event.php?eid=196186097090406

So, when the kimchi is too much and you just want a pint and maybe a dance, we recommend taking the short trip from Jangsan to StarFace Dalmaji Hill. It’s cheaper than a plane ticket to London.

Prices:
Fish and chips W12 000
Indian Curry and rice W12 000
Baked potato W5 000

Tap beers
Guinness W4000
Red Rock W4000
Hite W3000

Friday night drinks specials:
ALL-YOU-CAN-DRINK (9pm-1am gin/rum/vodka) W20,000
3 shots of Tequila W10,000
Bottle of Red Wine W20,000

Disclosure: Melissa will be taking off her Busan! High Five! Awesome! hat on Friday night and will be DJing at StarFace as The Commoner

Where: StarFace Dalmaji, 1483-Jung 2-Dong, Haeundae-Gu. Busan
Directions: Starface is on Dalmaji hill in Haeundae just a short taxi
ride (W3,000) from Jangsan subway station.Just ask the driver for
“Choo-ri-moon-hog-wan” (The Mystery Library) or Dalmaji 7-11, and it’s
right next door.


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