Pusan National University
If you’re looking for a relaxed night, the area near PNU (Pusan National University) is perfect for you! PNU is one of the 10 flagship universities in South Korea and the area surrounding the school is a great place for international and home students to hang out.
The streets leading from Pusan National University subway station up to the campus are filled with shops, food stalls, restaurants/bars and game rooms open every day until late! Here are a few places that I suggest you check out if you are in the area!
Firstly is the arcade. Located directly across from PNU subway exit 1, it’s a great place to chill out with friends if you don’t want to do anything too crazy. The place is always pretty busy and has such a fun atmosphere, you’ll want to stay here all night.
If video games aren’t your thing, you could always check out some of the board game cafés in the area! My personal favourite is called Doogie and is located near the NC Department Store! (the address is as follows; 부산광역시 금정구 장전동 419-43 2F) This café is relatively cheap (about 5,000W per person for 2 hours) and they sell a variety of snacks and drinks. You can play as many board games as you want, and the hot chocolate is delicious! (They even have blow up hammers available to use as “punishment” on the loser.)
After walking around for a while you’ll notice there’s not only game cafes and arcades available, but also bowling alleys, baseball rooms, pool rooms and a variety of different sport rooms. The best part about the PNU area is that nothing is too expensive as it’s primarily for students!
If any of the previously mentioned activities aren’t your thing, you could always hit up some of the local bars in the area! One of the most well known bars is Basement. Basement hosts regular open mic nights, ladies’ nights and occasionally concerts. The staff are great here, you won’t find a more welcoming bar!
*The posting was written on 11th November 2017
Hello! My name is Emma and I’m currently living in Busan, South Korea.
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