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There is this amazing Irish Pub in Itaewon called The Wolfhound. Tons of people kept saying to us, “you guys have to review this place called the Wolfhound” but the truth is, we were already fans of this pub before people told us about it. After living in Korea for a little while, you feel like you need to do more than just Eat Your Kimchi (nyuk nyuk); you really start to get hankerings for food from back home and The Wolfhound knows how to fix that urge!

We should begin by explaining that Korean bars are quite different than the pubs we’re used to back home. A Korean bar feels more like a restaurant than a bar, as there are no people standing about chatting up a storm. You sit at a table which is often more like a private booth (sometimes with curtains) and your waiter brings you a menu. You order drinks and you MUST order food (called “ahn-ju” = side dish) and nobody leaves their group of friends to meet new people. It’s more like a private friend experience than a social mingling.

The pubs we’re used to back home are different. There are more people standing than sitting at tables. There’s a bartender behind the bar surrounded by bottles of alcohol, and while you can wait for a waiter, it’s probably best for you to wait at the bar to get your drink quickly. You can order food, but majority of people just order drinks. Most Korean bars don’t have a big selection of mixed drinks and cocktails (although soju cocktails and makgeolle cocktails are on the rise), and the beer selection on tap is mostly Korean beer such as Cass, Hite, or Max.

So, when you’ve lived in Korea for a few months, you start to crave the foods and settings that you’ve missed from back home. Real solid burgers. Proper mashed potatoes and gravy. A thick lamb stew. Light and crispy fish and chips with tarter sauce and handcut fries. Imported beer on tap! A properly made mixed drink (I want my gin and tonic with a LIME not a lemon!) Those are hard to come by in Korea, so when you do find a place that serves them well, you tend to get quite attached to the place, which is how we feel about the Wolfhound. OMG! Did we mention the Toad in the Hole? It has REAL sausages. Oh, and there is a Bacon RANCH Burger (gee, I wonder who orders that…) which is AMAZING. Okay, we’ll have to attach the pictures Martina took to fully express the drool factor.

Wolfhound Toad in the HoldWolfhound - Bacon Ranch Burger

Anyhow, that’s why we like the Wolfhound so much, and although we were lucky enough to be sponsored for this review, that does not change the fact that we normally recommend and love the Wolfhound since we’ve been going to the Wolfhound for a long, long time. Oh and one more thing, you might have noticed that Simon’s hair isn’t red…well, that’s because we made this video but found out they were opening a new location in Busan, so we waited to post it so we could promote both locations. We visited the Busan location last time we went to Haeundae Beach and were equally as impressed. They just launched a new website, www.wolfhoundpub.com so check it out to see the menu, get directions, and more.

One more thing: we’re hosting a Wolfhound giveaway for those viewers living in South Korea! Leave a comment in this thread about the Wolfhound, and next week we’ll pick one lucky winner and give them 50,000 won worth of gift certificates to the Wolfhound, for either the Seoul or Busan location of your choice. Yay for free food and booze! And thanks again, as always, to JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~*, for adding Korean subs to this video. Hooray!

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  1. Watching Korean World cup games here were a blast

  2. I broke my toe after a few too many drinks at the Wolfhound in Busan!

  3. The video is gone ]: Are you guys going to reupload it?? O:

  4. The second I thought “I feel like listening to Shipping off to Boston” it started up. 

    Great video tho lmao

  5. Great video and very well edited-shot. It could be a TV ad! It's indeed a good pub. No 'foodcrime' there, which is always a bonus!

    Another great place not to far from the Itaewon location is 'Craftworks Taphouse', if you like good beer and good food you have to visit the place.

  6. Everyone, thanks for your comments! We've forwarded this to the Wolfhound, and they'll get in contact with the winner soon! Huzzah!

  7. Ohhh! I so want to try this place. I'll be making a Haeundae run soon.

    I want to win the gift certificate; I'm so poor ã…‹ã…‹ã…‹…! :)

  8. Love their tuesday night Fish and Chips special: 2 for 1.

  9. My friends and I love the wolfhound we are there pretty much every weekend. Great Drinks Good food Lots of people and the best part is I have been in Busan as long as the Wolfhound has been. I arrived in Korea the first day it was open and went to the grand opening party and meet tons of people I still hang out with.

  10. I've got my airline tickets to Korea August 1-14… and the Wolfhound is now officially on the "To Do" list. And since my wife and I were married on St Patrick's Day (March 17, 1979) I want to take her to celebrate our 32 anniversary. Erin Go Braugh!

  11. Oh man, I was just in Itaewon just a few hours ago. Next time I'm in the area, I'm definitely going to check it out.

  12. awww, man! Thanks for the sweet review – I'm new and have been looking for a place just like this. Now I'm hankering for a black and tan…mmmmm…

  13. Flogging Molly —SHAZAAM!

  14. Enjoyed the video. Glad to see the new website. I'd love to check them out next time we are in Busan or Seoul. Hope I win the prize;-)

  15. Please give me the gift certificates! You guys are awesome.

  16. give me those free food!!!! i need good old homey food.

  17. Toads in the hole! To answer your questions about the Busan location…yes, yes it's busy!

  18. Wow, guys! I gotta say, your info is great. But, like many people not living in Seoul..most blogs, newsletters and all that leave me feeling glum because we don't have that in Busan. But wait! This post left a smile, because they indeed opened a Busan location. I intend to check that out when I go to Haeundae next. You know, when the snow stops falling. (Snow in Busan–woot!)

  19. The Wolfhound has become a Sunday afternoon tradition since it opened here in Busan. Proper Bloody Marys and Mimosas? Yes please!

  20. omgsss I wanna go! :D

  21. Wow seriously, amazing video! love the music, editing and all that.
    It's funny because, umm, I love western food but always look for good korean restaurants/bars here for the same reason. lol
    don't you miss something more like everyday stuff? like.. Tim Hortons coffee? =p
    I miss snacks and beverages you could only get at korean convenient stores. oh also, po-jang-ma-cha. (not so sure how to translate this one..)

  22. It's a great place! I tend to go in the morning time for breakfast. It's nice to get a Western breakfast :D

  23. dont get how dis is in the KOREAN FOOD tag?

  24. Looks like a great place! Homey and fun. The food looked so good.

  25. There's an Irish pub in Vancouver called the Wolf and Hound but it's nothing like this, wowza! I will definitely check it out after arriving in K-Land and get me some delicious grub :-D Love the leprechaun and darts!

  26. So apparently the veggie burger is delicious. I can't wait to try it for myself! Btw, S&M sounds funny, my boyfriend and I are also S&M :P

  27. My dad and I love Dropkick Murphys!!!!

  28. Uhhmm.. That place looks absolutely amazing!! I live close to Itaewon. I just turned 19 which means I can drink alcohol hooray!!! I'm gonna get bunch of my mates to go with me. Food looks amazing.. for a pub. Never knew Korean pubs serve good food.

  29. Awe…ssoooo….mmmee :D I want a double of jame-o for 7 bucks.

  30. Kenney and I will most definitely be checking out the Busan location asap…the food looks amazing and the atmosphere looks like a blast!!

  31. awesome! i live very close to itaewon, but i haven't checked this place out yet. looks like i have a new restaurant to visit. :)

  32. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try them out!

  33. Wow, hadn't heard of this place but it sounds great. Thanks for sharing the info

  34. Their Veg burger's tops. Easily the best thing on the menu, aside from the awesome winter mulled wine.

  35. The Veggie Burger is to die for – my vegan friend always gets it. But the CHICKEN TENDERS are where its at!!!! tastes like home. Aaand for those of us that dont really like beer they have an apple cider on tap! I LOVE THE WOLFHOUND IN ITAEWON!!

  36. So grateful to know that once I move to Korea, there'll be a place there to call home – I'm a Chicago boy at heart. S & M – THANK YOU for putting this video together!

  37. Right On! This just made my night because I live in Ulsan, I can't always make it Itaewan to enjoy these places. However, with the Busan location so close, I will be making a trip out there soon!! Thanks for posting guys!

  38. WOW:) That looks amazing. What a great atmosphere in there:) I hope to visit it once I get to Korea:)

  39. I can't believe I have been in Korea for over a year and have never been to this Pub. I've heard great things and can't wait to try the veggie burger!

  40. Never heard or noticed this place but thanks for reviewing it, who can beat cheap drinks and home cooking YUMMMM…
    Is the location that lively in Busan too?

  41. That chicken burger looked amazing!! Great video! Thank you!

  42. We love the 2 for 1 fish n' chip night on Tuesdays. The beer batter on the fish is incredible and serve it with a little malt vinegar….mmmm. It is a great place to grab a cold Newcastle and some delicious grub. We can't seem to get enough of this place. Great review and thanks for sharing your information!

  43. Absolutely amazing!
    Drool-inducing imagery, EPIC music selection – you two always make videos that appeal to all of the senses!
    A terrific review, indeed!

  44. I just added to my travel passport for my trip later this year! Can't wait!

    Several years ago I practically lived at a pub. When the couple sold it, we all stopped going because they changed the menu and well, the whole staff changed. It was no longer the fun place that we loved going to.

    Oddly enough, my dad is in Thailand right now and found a Canadian bar. He love Blue and hockey, so he'll have a blast.

  45. Love the song on the background, nice choice! The food and the atmosphere looks great!

  46. I was sitting next to you guys one night when you were filming in the 'Hound! Best night evaaaa!!! :)

    PS – No, but seriously, I got to talk to Simon and I felt like I was meeting a celebrity

    • Also, it's embarrassing how often I go to the Wolfhound, because they have a really great international community (both Koreans and waygookins!) and their curried chips are to die for! My Irish friends turned me on to them, and I vote they get brought over to America!

  47. holy macaroni! i can't wait to check this out. time to celebrate my heritage.

  48. If you ever happen to be in Changwon (about an hour east/south of Busan) check out "O'Brien's". It's the Shiinaz!

  49. was that flogging molly i hear in the background?

  50. Bangers and Mash + that killer hard cider they've had on tap for a while = happy, happy Evan. The burgers are damn good, too!

  51. you had me right up until the leprechaun! (i have masklophobia, lol)
    that place looks amazing…and your film quality is so beautiful, it looks like a professional commercial! <3 i'm really impressed.
    now, if only i were not in canada right now, i'd be hoping to win the contest! lol. but alas, i'm here amongst a whole bunch of snow….

  52. Love me some bangers and mash.

  53. What an awesome review Simon & Martina!

  54. do they serve 김치?

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