Beached has quickly become my new favorite expat bar in Busan. It’s got a lot going for it. The first thing that sets it apart is obviously the view. The handful of times I’ve been there over the past few weeks have all been clear days when the large windows were open, over-looking Gwangalli beach onto the Diamond Bridge. I’d imagine hanging out, having a few beers, on a cool rainy day would be nearly as nice. For being in such a beautiful location, Beached has a remarkably laid back vibe to it.
There’s a big bar with really comfortable seats to sit around, and they usually have sports playing on the television. Since it’s New Zealand owned, I’d imagine there is a lot of rugby to be watched, but it’s also a great place to catch the Lotte Giants games.
The menu is very reasonably priced. I’ve gotten the fish and chips a few times and been very satisfied with it. I still give the edge to Starface for my favorite fish’n’chips in Busan, but Beached is cheaper. I’ve also had the chicken and chips, which was very good as well. For those who are interested they also offer some marmite and vegemite based foods. I’ve never quite understood those, but some people seem to like them.
As for drinks, I’ve mainly stuck with the Max Draft for 3000 won a pint. They have a cooler full of Monteith’s, which I’m excited to try at some point when I’m not feeling quite so thrifty. They also make a pretty good bloody mary for those hungover Sunday afternoons.
So if you’re in the mood to have some drinks, eat some fish and chips, watch a game, or just relax and enjoy the view, Beached is my personal favorite option in Busan as far as expat bars are concerned. I’m a person who tends to visit expat places sparingly, but Beached has enough of a laid back feel to make me want to become a regular.
Directions: Geumyeonsan Metro Station Exit 1. Turn back and and make an immediate left toward the beach. Walk to the beach road and turn left. Beer Check is a few blocks ahead on the left.
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