Mudaeryuk has long been one of my favorite bars in Hongdae, with its good music, good vibes, good beer (Alley Kat Pale Ale on tap), and good art. And now there is another reason to enjoy Mudaeryuk — Thursday night concerts.
Mudaeryuk is not a huge venue, but it does have the advantage of being on the second floor. Most live clubs in Seoul are stuck down in dank basements, which does little for their atmosphere. Second floor with big windows is a nice change of pace. It is a pretty mellow place, a coffee shop by day then turning more bar-like in the evening. It usually has some artwork on the walls, too. Consider it the anti-FF (no boneheads, please).
Shows begin at 8pm and cost 10,000 won. Here is the first month’s lineup:
March 5 – folk rock – Kim Hwan-hyung, Choi Sae-bom and Siwa
March 12 – experimental – Itta & Marqido, angela & scott
March 19 – electronic – Amateur Amplifier, Seungha
March 26- rock – Choi Yun-seong, Gregory, Vas
Then in April, it looks like the lineup will be getting even cooler, as several “name” acts are supposed to be coming — people like Smacksoft and Nam Sang-ah. Should be a lot of fun. And with so many concerts in Seoul crammed together on the weekends, it is nice to have something happening during the week.
If you want to find Mudaeryuk,it is on the second floor of a small building on the south end of Hongdae, between Sangsu Station and the parking lot street. I will add it to the map page soon.
UPDATE: My attempt to update the map is failing miserably. But if you want to find Mudaeryuk, look on the current map for Rolling Hall pushpin; Mudaeryuk is located around the very top of the Rolling Hall pushpin.