Korean craft-beer havenSeoul, South Korea
Wander up a back alley in Seoul’s Garuso-gil district and enter Mikkeller, a minimalist craft-beer haven. Laden with bold colour, this stripped-back space is the spot to taste 30 craft beers from around the world. There’s an excellent selection of the company’s own beers, but there are also offerings from breweries like Evil Twin, To Øl and 8 Wired – all of them on tap. Slurp down glasses of tantalising drops with tongue-twisting names like Spontan Watermelon, Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm and Wit My Ex while admiring the modernist cartoons scattered around the walls.
Drawing on its Danish heritage (the venue’s one of several offshoots from a bar in Copenhagen that goes by the same name), the fit-out is simple and organic, with a dash of Korean cute – the perfect place to immerse yourself in Asia’s burgeoning craft beer scene.
- The impressive selection of beers, which can be kinda hard to find in Seoul
- Who knew ordering a beer could be so fun? One glass of Mikkeller Ramen please… Or maybe make it a Spontandryhop Centennial
- It can be a bit tricky to find
- The mix of Europe meets Korea is super cute, but it’s not the type of traditional Korean joint you usually search for while visiting Korea
AirAsia flies from Australia to Seoul, in South Korea with a stop in Kuala Lumpur.