Seoul, South Korea
A Texan-themed BBQ and cocktail joint in Seoul may seem an unlikely venue to succeed, but Southside Parlor has done just that. Opened by Texan expats and friends Phil, Robbie and Johnny in 2013, it’s got a gentle speakeasy vibe, found behind an unmarked fourth-floor door, but this is a far cry from cramped or pretentious. Instead the spacious den, full of leather couches, dartboards, hookahs and an ‘80s arcade game console, is as chilled and casual as it gets. Drinks are exceptional and made with fresh-press juices and homemade syrups and sodas, they’re presented on a short but perfected menu that changes regularly.
- Average price per cocktail $13
- Evening: Tues – Sun
- +82 2 749 9522
4F, 218 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul,