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O'Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant

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307, Jeonwon Sanga, Jungangdong, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
+82 55-286-6547
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Description: OB's is the perfect getaway for any expat looking for something familiar...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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An incredible place, owned by an incredible guy. Austin makes it his nightly job to ensure the patrons of this fine establishment and happy and full be it with a selection of lagers, bottled beer, ales, spirits or wine or with generous and prompt western food. The best fish and chips you can buy in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Changwon, South Korea
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

An incredible place, owned by an incredible guy. Austin makes it his nightly job to ensure the patrons of this fine establishment and happy and full be it with a selection of lagers, bottled beer, ales, spirits or wine or with generous and prompt western food. The best fish and chips you can buy in Changwon (perhaps the only) excellent... More 

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Ulsan, South Korea
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In every city I travel to my goal is to find an Irish pub so I can taste a good pour of draft Guinness. And at City7 Mall in Changwon I found O'Briens Irish Bar and Restaurant. They poured a very good Guinness - well worth trying if you're in Changwon.

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Changwon, South Korea
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307, Jeonwon Sanga, Jungangdong, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Gyeongsangnam-do  >  Changwon
  • Phone Number: +82 55-286-6547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Irish, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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