Seoul Meetup
posted January 23, 2015 6:04 PM   RSS

We've done it before and it was grand. Well, there were three of us. I'd like to do it again.
My preferences are Gangnam, Itaewon/Noksapyeong/Hannam, or Hongdae.

If significant drinking is in order, a round (or a bottle) is on me. Weekends, unfortunately, are pretty bad for me, but otherwise, Feb and March are good times to do the do.

Who's around?
posted by Joseph Gurl to Proposed (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You can always contact me via MeMail, and I'm happy to give out my phone #.

I've been here 12 years and know lots of good places for foods & beverages.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:05 PM on January 23, 2015

I work early mornings most days so weekdays are tough for me, but am going to be mostly free the last two weeks of February. I got kids and shit though, so my attendance is tentative at best and should be by no means relied on.
posted by Literaryhero at 1:13 AM on January 24, 2015

Second to last week of Feb is good for me.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:35 PM on January 24, 2015

I'd love to come but don't return to Seoul until March 1. I'm available weekdays afterwards.
posted by airing nerdy laundry at 7:11 PM on January 27, 2015

March is good for me too. Let's see if anyone else chimes in--I know there are more of us here.

(And after all these years, Stavros and I still haven't met...Stav, if you're out there, make a trip to the big city, dude!)
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:45 PM on January 27, 2015


You know I'd love to, but, man, I really do hate the Big City. If I end up having a biz trip scheduled around that time period -- typically up to our Songdo facility near Incheon -- I'll pop back in here and see if it's figureoutable, though.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:43 PM on January 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Hi Stavros, I go to Songdo now and again too - the university where I work has a campus there. When i was driven from Songdo to Gangnam, it was about 30 minutes by car, an hour by bus.
posted by airing nerdy laundry at 9:41 PM on January 28, 2015

Oh, I know. Been in Korea for 19 years now (dear sweet monkey jesus, I can't believe it myself).

But I live in Gwangyang, about 5 hours south -- I get up Songdo way to our Global R&D Centre on the company dime a few times a year, to run workshops and suchlike stuff.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:42 AM on January 29, 2015

And I work in Songdo, so let me know the next time either of you come around and maybe we can do an impromptu meetup.
posted by Literaryhero at 6:02 AM on January 31, 2015

This is turning into a Songdo meet up!

City of the future.
posted by airing nerdy laundry at 9:49 PM on January 31, 2015

I can definitely come if it's Gangnam, and maybe come if it's Songdo.
posted by L.P. Hatecraft at 12:47 AM on February 1, 2015

Oh I didn't mean to move the focus of this meetup! I was just saying in passing that...

Anyway, I don't know if Friday is a weeknight to you people (heh), but I have to be in Hongdae March 6th for work.
posted by Literaryhero at 8:14 PM on February 1, 2015

Friday is a weekend for me...I have morning classes on the 7th.

Hongdae can be added to possible venues, though. I lived there from '02 - '07 (Hapjeong, actually, but hey).
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:10 PM on February 1, 2015

Hongdae/Hapjeong's good for me, I live in Digital Media City.
posted by airing nerdy laundry at 10:01 PM on February 1, 2015

I was going to suggest my brother's pizza and pasta joint, but sadly it doesn't look near any of the locales you are considering. The place is near Seoul Forest, and has a good selection of imported microbrew beers along with food made by a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef.
posted by research monkey at 5:21 AM on February 2, 2015

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