Whether you’re looking forward to a certain match or you’re just up for a spankin’ good time, there are different sports bars in Itaewon that promise to deliver. Being right beside the U.S. military base in Yongsan and home to many other foreigners, Itaewon-dong has become a neighborhood where various pubs have popped up, and these bars have been hosting sports events that foreigners love as a staple offer.
These sports bars stream the games of major western leagues like the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL), as well as boxing events and matches from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Of course, only a few of them have the most superb entertainment systems and facilities or offer the most attractive ambiance. Here, Chip’s Maps lays out a list of the best sports bars in Itaewon:
The Upper Deck | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Watch your favorite sports events in one of the several 50-inch TV screens of this sports bar in Gyeongnidan. You won’t run out of good seats in the house. You won’t find yourself with a bad view, either. Their three floors are decked with black walls and cozy furniture, allowing you to enjoy the show you’re watching no matter where you sit.
Patrons flock to The Upper Deck to catch UFC events, especially when they host a big Fight Night or a title fight. They draw a crowd for other sports events, like NFL, NBA, NHL, and Barclays Premier League games, too. They can also open earlier than usual business hours on a few days to show live games (like those 9 a.m. NBA games!)
Play pool, darts, or foosball when you’re in the mood, or hold a private sports event of your own at their second floor. You can also visit during their laid-back nights, where the places turns into a sort of jazz lounge some days and a vibrant bar with current or K-Pop music on others.
Any time you drop by, enjoy one of their wide selection of craft beers, domestic beers, and imports. Of course, let’s not forget the pub grub. Their bestsellers include typical American food like burgers, buffalo wings, and hot dogs.
The Upper Deck is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. (kitchen opens at noon and closes at midnight).
Route 66 | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Bearing the name of one of the first highways of the U.S. Highway System, Route 66 offers a classic American setting of its own.
Be it the dart boards, the television screens showing the games of six different sports, or the vast array of delicious food and drinks offered, this is the place to go and enjoy watching the game with your friends.
You will also enjoy a variety of service options. Relish an all-you-can-drink outing on Sunday, as well as a Wine Night on Monday followed by an awesome Wing Night on Tuesday. Route 66 was winner of Best Bar Food and Best Sports Bar in the 10 Magazine Best of Seoul 2018 competition.
Meanwhile, both genders can have their fun as Wednesday is Men’s Day, and Thursday is Ladies Night. Finally, have at it with the sport games on Friday, as it is Pizza & Sports Night.
No matter when you come, you are certain to have a good time.
Sam Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
With a motto of “All SPORTS All THE TIME” on their menu, Sam Ryan’s is a great place to come and watch the game. When you enter, you will notice a huge room, with plenty of TVs at the bar so that you can get a good view no matter where you sit.
Savor the mouthwatering delicacies as well. Monday is Fries Night with six different varieties, and Tuesday is Wing Night. Have chicken flavors anywhere from plain to insanely spicy! Finally, Wednesday is Sam Ryan’s BAR-athlon Night, with beer pong, shuffleboard, darts, and a different tournament every week with monthly prizes, all for your entertaining pleasure. The food on the menu is fantastic as well, especially for you meat lovers.
With such a variety of options, you cannot go wrong with choosing Sam Ryan’s as your Sports watching venue. Make plans today.