The Insadong Makgeolli Taster Tour

Three Makgeolli bars
Tasting of five brews.
Different kinds of Korean pancake and steamed pork belly on the menu,
A rare experience where you will learn about a little-known side of Korea
Tour Details

This traditional tour takes you on a three hour traditional Korean alcohol tasting immersion where you will visit three different makgeolli restaurants, each with their own unique style. You will be in good company with expert guides trained by The Sool Company.

A traditional tour

We begin with a place famous for its wide range of makgeolli sourced from around the country, set in a traditional hanok (a Korean traditional house).

After sampling a few bottles of what can be found on the market paired with some quintessential Korean pancakes, we head to a secret location unfamiliar even to locals. Here we sample some handcrafted makgeolli, straight from the hands of the brewer herself. Once we have had our fill of her delicious brew and some home-cooked dishes, we walk on to our final destination. We pull up stools at a dimly lit tavern with tin kettles filled with makgeolli and experience the revelry of tavern-style drinking.

A Unique Experience

What makes this tour different than any other is our guides.  We are dedicated Korean traditional alcohol company with over 10 years of experience in the industry, and we are passionate about opening travelers’ eyes to the world of quality makgeolli!  Learn about the history, science, and all the ins and outs of not just sool, but all things Korea!


For this tour, we meet at 6pm at Anguk Station (Orange Line 3) Exit 6.

Terms & Payments
  • All tours are pending confirmation at the time of booking while we check our guide availability. 
  • Tours require a minimum of 4 guests, so if a tour does not meet the minimum, you may be contacted for a surcharge or a full refund. 
  • If only one guest is signed up for the tour, you will be notified by email and a full refund given
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 48 hours before the date will receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made 24 hours before the date will receive a 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the date are non-refundable


Tour Booking (Insadong Makgeolli Taster)

Price for one person: $120
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Note: You can pay either in KRW or USD on the next page. 

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