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Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan

#275 of 108,801 Restaurants in Seoul
$$ - $$$American, ,
651 Itaewon 2-dong Yongsan-gu | Myungsan Building 1st Floor, Seoul 140-834, South Korea
+82 2-794-2537
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“sampler” (8 reviews)
“lamb burger” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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651 Itaewon 2-dong Yongsan-gu | Myungsan Building 1st Floor, Seoul 140-834, South Korea
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

When Craftworks first opened, I went there a lot. Mostly because my friends recommended it. Since it was busy all the time, I thought that maybe I was missing something after my first ten visits and I would "catch on" to the popularity of it...More

2  Thank Chris G
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2014

Don't know what inspired you to write this, Chris, or how to respond to it, as it appears you haven't visited us in over a year. Our kitchen is open until 11:45pm every night, we haven't had a Pasta NIte since 2012. Our staff turnover...More

Reviewed January 19, 2014

On the beer front it doesn't take long to realize you are not in Belgium or Germany. The choices are limited in the country and they are not really great. Craftworks provides a great alternative to the normal bland Korean beers. Get a flight an...More

Thank Deac83
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thanks for the appreciation, Deac. The Seoul beer landscape is growing by leaps and bounds, and we're excited to be part of it!

Reviewed January 13, 2014

The beers is really good and varied and their coasters and beer labels are really fun. The place is small but quite cozy.

Thank ShannieKay
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thanks for the positive review Shannie! I'm glad you liked it and hope you visit us again in the future.

Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is some of the worst, watered down, craft beer I've every had. Only place I'd say is worse is the Springs (right around the corner). We started with a sampler, ended up going with the least dis-pleasurable one (the dark). Sure, they are better...More

2  Thank Bob J
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Sorry we disappointed you Bob. We'll just have to agree to disagree and leave it at that.

Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had an extraordinary Christmas meal at this great taphouse. The meal reflected the multicultural atmosphere and multicultural employees. The smoked salmon canapes were fantastic as was the maple ham and that was just the beginning. Malaysian satay, beef, turkey and lamb were also delicious....More

Thank hpmalcolm
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thanks for the kind words, HP. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. It's always a pleasure to host discerning ale lovers!

Reviewed December 23, 2013

We went twice to Craftworks because the first time they were setting up for Thanksgiving dinner. We asked if we could have a drink anyway and it was no problem. The second time we came for a late lunch and it was delicious. Service was...More

Thank beachfan74
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thanks for the nice review, Beachfan! Guests like you make it all worthwhile :)

Reviewed December 19, 2013

If you enjoy beer, then this is the place. The food is ok, they nickel and dime you for everything, so beware.More

Thank SeoulWarrior
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thanks for the positive review, Warrior. We hate being nickel & dimed too, but Seoul is an incredibly hard place to do high-quality food and beverages, as ingredient costs are through the roof and suppliers are predatory. That said, we do try our best to...More

Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a great spot to hang out with friends, eat a delicious burger and relax. The Southwest Burger and the Cheese Lovers Burger are my favorites, but the salads and pizzas are also delicious. The nachos do not impress, so don't bother; however, they...More

Thank Goal60
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thanks for the love, Goal60! We'll work on the nachos...

Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Go to Craftworks for proper ales! It's worth it. You won't find Cass, OB or Kimshi dishes here, they do have their place in Seoul, of course, but Craftworks is for when you miss a proper bitter.

Thank Magnus M
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Thanks for visiting us, Magnus! Always happy to serve fellow beer lovers!

Reviewed October 31, 2013

Every time I go to Craftwork, I have a great time. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The beer selection is impressive. Craftworks has a good vibe and seems to attract a fun crowd of people. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Thank Traveller20133102
Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Thank you for the love, fellow traveler! Guests like you make it all worthwhile!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 Itaewon 2-dong Yongsan-gu | Myungsan Building 1st Floor, Seoul 140-834, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-794-2537
  • E-mail
Description
Craftworks Taphouse Namsan serves locally made Craft beer from recipes developed by American master brewers. Craftworks Taphouse has at present 11 beers on tap with new seasonal beers being developed every year. Craftworks Taphouse serves brunch everyday until 3pm, flame grilled hand made burgers, Detroit style pizza's, in house smoked chickens and a range of international dishes from our two internationally qualified chefs. The atmosphere is relaxed casual dining and our staff speak both fluent English and Korean.
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