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O'Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant

Jungang-dong, Seongsan-gu, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
+82 55-286-6547
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Ranked #2 of 618 Restaurants in Changwon
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Irish, International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: OB's is the perfect getaway for any expat looking for something familiar. Thankfully, it has become the home away from home for many people living here in Changwon. We would like to think we offer customers a comfortable atmosphere with great food and friendly service. Some things worth mentioning about OB's. * We are the only non-smoking foreign bar in the city. * We are the only bar with a pool table, shuffleboard and darts. * Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday. * Our new beer collection has over 12 different beers from micro breweries in the States, including 4 different IPA's. * OB's is the only foreign owned and run bar in the city. If you are not satisfied with your time at OB's, please let us know. We are always trying to better ourselves and any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thanks for visiting. Austin and the crew at OB's.
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English first
Changwon, South Korea
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are in need of some friends to help you forget about the difficulties of life in Korea, this is the place. All the foreigners from English speaking countries will eventfully find their way to O'briens. Some go for drinks, some go for fellowship, and others go to shop at the little foreign food section that is set up... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

O'Briens has a fantastic atmosphere, cultivated by its owner and carefully selected staff. The food is always fresh and appealing and the drinks are very reasonably priced, compared to the rest of Korea. Their specials, mini mart and events nights are outstanding but it is the care with which the owner has considered his small expat community, and how he... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

O'brien's is a great place! Drink prices are reasonable and the owner is fantastic! Had a great time as my last night in Korea!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you're looking for some good old fashioned pub grub in, then head into O'Briens pub in Changwon, across the street from the International hotel. Austin and his super friendly staff have created a small piece of Ireland in the heart of the Korean peninsula. Nightly food specials with Friday being Bacon Cheeseburger night. (My personal favourite!!) Once a month... More

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Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

O'Briens is a very fun, cozy and entertaining restaurant / bar. It has a pooltable, very nice personel and a very nice menu. Also you can order Indian food from the very good Bombay restaurant next door! Lots of foreigners go there to unwind in the evenings and weekend! Every so many weeks they have an open mic night, were... More

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Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Couldn't recommend this place more highly. I have been in Korea now for 18 months and have not found a bar where the staff make you feel as welcome. The food is of a high quality and there is nearly always a good atmosphere. The music selection is spot on and there are often open mic nights, quiz nights and... More

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toro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

While living in Korea, I probably spent most of my time here - not necessarily for the drinks or the food (although both are delicious - especially the slushies and chili cheese fries!) - but for the atmosphere. It's a great place to meet people living in the area or passing through. the staff are pretty outgoing/fun and it is... More

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Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I've lived in Changwon for over a year now, and O'briens is my go-to for drinks and food. It's the perfect atmosphere for a couple or group of friends to grab a drink and/or dinner. You'll find the best western food in Changwon here, as well as the friendliest, most hospitable English-speaking staff. I highly recommend a visit.

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Changwon, South Korea
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great atmosphere, great food and great staff!!! The best bar in Changwon offering a friendly and relaxed vibe. Good sized menu of western food, the house baguette is a real winner. The staff are friendly and always willing to help in any situation. Great place to enjoy a few beers over a game of pool or darts or drink late... More

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San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

An ok place to meet with friends, but quite boring if you're running solo. The beer is typical and so is the activities...darts etc. The staff could be a little friendlier though.

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