MonthNovember 2014

Levee Brewery

Levee Brewery (레비 브루어리) is one of the finest locations to enjoy craft beers in Suwon.

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Halloween Edition

The interior design of Levee Brewery doesn’t necessarily sweep you into a proper European pub, but it is not Korean. At first glance, I thought I was trespassing in a warehouse. The room is spacious and guests have the option of sitting either at wooden pallets or 4 ft tall barrels. The barrels were the most appealing for me for it felt like sitting at a bar with close friends. Off in the corner of the room, there are three dart boards and a pool table. In the front, a glass panel divides the dining area with the sparkling brewing kettles. It may be a warehouse or a loading dock, but the ambiance is fine for drinking.

The menus are quite creative – taking a bookmark from my old science textbooks. It is fashioned as a Periodic Table of Elements. Imagine the title of Breaking Bad. In lieu of atomic numbers, each beer is paired with its final gravity and alcohol volume. Science, bitches.

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Gwangmyeong IKEA

IKEA Korea (이케아 코리아) carries the thousands of products and ideas that people from around the world have known to love. It sells lighting products, home furnishings for every conceivable room, holds a restaurant, a cafe (at the exit) and has a play area for children.

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Gwangmyeong IKEA is located north of Anyang city near Gwangmyeong train station. Without a car, commuting to IKEA is a bit burdensome. The directions by subway are similar to going to Gwangmyeong Costco, which I’ve posted here. Simply, ride the Subway Line #1 to Gwanak Station (관악역). Exit the station to your right and board the  small yellow maeul bus 1-1. Ride it to the Costo Bus stop or keep riding until it turns back around. It will stop in front of IKEA.

If you anticipate buying any large furniture, it would be best to return home by a taxi. As, it would be very bothersome to lug anything back by the subway.

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