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The First Alleyway

$$ - $$$American, ,
37-1, Chungjangno 3-ga, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
+82 70-4127-8066
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“poutine” (6 reviews)
“falafel” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
37-1, Chungjangno 3-ga, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Craft beers and cocktails are available. The menu has poutine and pizza in any flavor that you’ve ever dreamed of. Other items are available too - appetizers and sandwiches and burgers. Falafel burgers are available for veggie friends. Atmosphere is lively and friendly.

Thank Maria L
Reviewed September 14, 2017

They have decent pizza and beer on tap. If you are travelling in Gwangju and miss home, then this place is a good option. There are much better places to go if you want a Korean experience, but if you want to meet foreigners, then...More

Thank CanadianAbroad22
Tim W, Owner at The First Alleyway, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the first alleyway. We will try harder to improve the atmosphere so that everyone can feel comfortable, and will continue to work on improving the dining experience.

Reviewed June 19, 2017

I was a bit disappointed that on a Sunday you can order during lunch time only from the pizza and breakfast menu. The food itself was delicious and the staff was really friendly. For koreans the food can be possibly a bit to salty, since...More

Thank Elize K
Reviewed January 30, 2017

A wonderful place. The staff are friendly and accommodative, the food is made from scratch and has a fantastic homemade quality, the many drinks available are always well-priced and well poured...most importantly, it is a place that exudes friendliness. The owners and patrons are always...More

Thank LarryBruins
Reviewed January 30, 2017

If you fancy some Western food while in Gwangju, along with draft IPAs and other beers, then stop by the Alleyway. The menu is straightforward pub food, all made with fresh ingredients. From burgers to chicken sandwiches to fish and chips, falafel to salads, and...More

Thank Douglas_Diego
Reviewed January 29, 2017

The First Alleyway is a place that makes you feel welcome on your first visit. To me, it's just like a neighborhood hangout in America, but instead it's in Korea. You certainly don't need to be American to enjoy it, because there's something for everyone....More

Thank fsubill
Reviewed January 29, 2017

The First Alleyway is a welcoming, friendly restaurant bar for expats and foreigners alike. The mixture of North American and European food makes for an excellent menu and there is something for everyone. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with gentle background music that's loud...More

1  Thank Tam B
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes for this Craft Beer pub but have to say I was slightly disappointed. The waitress was friendly enough but had very limited knowledge of the beer selection. I had a hamburger which apart from the fries which were good, was a...More

1  Thank PerNo2014
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Flavorless, stale versions of American bar food. Don't go. I ordered the chicken tenders and they were gray. The tables were sticky and wobbly and everything was so American I forgot for a second that I was in Korea. The wait staff was perfectly nice...More

4  Thank lostboynh
Reviewed November 7, 2016

No one can't deny Canadian pizza is dang good. Rancher poutine was perfect. Every tap beer is so good. Staff was extra kind. They makes special turkey menu on thanks-giving day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37-1, Chungjangno 3-ga, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Gwangju
  • Phone Number: +82 70-4127-8066
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