The Sool Gallery: A Korean Alcohol Museum In Seoul

The Sool Gallery (전통주갤러리), previously located in Gangnam, has relocated to Anguk Station in the traditional Bukchon area near Insadong in Seoul, Korea. The community aims to introduce the tastes and charm of traditional Korean liquor to more people and we are behind them.


The Sool Gallery is a government-operated tasting room for traditional Korean alcohol such as makgeolli, soju, yakju, cheongju, and more. The venue offers various programs and services related to traditional liquor, such as exhibitions, seminars, tasting experiences, shops, support for the production of promotional materials, and consulting services in order for interested parties to develop a refined taste for this type of fermented alcohol.


Originally opened in 2015, The Sool Gallery helps to spread the value of traditional liquor. They were established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation.


Previous visitors have reported that the process for making sool, the tastings, and the informational session on the future of sool production and significance were the most interesting experiences. The venue can be found decked head to toe with displays of bottles and brands of traditional sool. Tourists have the opportunity to see just about every one of the hundreds of Korean alcohols presented.


The above services are available to the general public as well as media outlets, both domestically and internationally, that are interested in promoting the cultural significance of traditional Korean alcohol. Additionally, each month there is a newly selected theme or “Alcohol of the Month” alongside free tasting programs to allow visitors to continually experience a wide range of sool.


If any of you are familiar with the drinking culture in South Korea, you would know how deeply ingrained alcohol is in everyday society. The Sool Gallery is an opportunity for people to experience the rich history and cultural significance of high-quality traditional Korean alcohol, and how it has fostered the drinking culture of today.



For More Information

Address: 18 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Korea (Ieum 1F, Korean Traditional Food Culture Center) (서울 종로구 북촌로 18 1층)

Days: Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year, and Chuseok

Hours: 10:00am ~ 7:00pm

Website: The Sool Gallery