(One of the many crowded streets in South Korea)
One of the things I enjoy doing the most during the weekends is heading downtown in Daegu and having a nice drink at one of the many Korean bars around here. While these bars are Korean, they tend to attract a lot of other foreign English teachers. While nightlife in Daegu offers so much, my favorite bar is GoGo’s. This place is a great spot to stop off at on a Friday or Saturday night.
(Even with the cool weather there are still crowds)
GoGo's is known for their famous "drink-in-a-bag." Imagine a Capri Sun type bag, (only bigger) filled with your favorite drink.. For less than $5 or €3 you can get almost any drink you’d like in a plastic bag, and you can drink it inside or take it outside and talk to one of the 100+ English teachers who also visit this spot on the weekend. (Be careful! These 'drink-in-a-bags' are strong).
(This was a Tequila Slammer!!!)
At this particular "drink-in-a-bag bar," (they are very common in Korea.) they give you a coupon every time you have a drink. Once you receive enough stamps on your coupon you then can receive a free drink. See it pays off to be a frequent customer at GoGo's! Unfortunately, I always seem to forget to bring my coupons as you can see below.
After GoGo’s, my colleagues and I usually head to another bar to play some Beer Pong. This is a good game to play downtown, and even if you do not drink alcohol you can still join in, as you don’t have to play with beer! Other popular games to play at bars are pool, darts, and cards.
Of course there are plenty of things to do here during the weekend that do not involve alcohol, and many of which I have tried and enjoyed. If you do not like bars and clubs then why not try the alternatives, from bowling to shooting pool, (which are also open very late) to book clubs and hiking clubs. Korea really has a lot to offer.
John May grew up in Dublin, Ireland where he is from & went to Trinity College – one of Ireland's best known universities. He graduated from here in November 2012 with a B.A. (Mod) in Geography & Sociology. John has always had a passion for traveling having been to most of Europe, he decided to explore Asia after Uni. He had always wanted to teach and thought what
better way to travel than teaching English on the way. John has been teaching Engish with CDI for over three years in Daegu, South Korea a position he found through Aclipse; and loves every minute of it!