During my freshman year of college, I spent every Monday at Wingstop with the Vietnamese Student Association eating 35 cent wings. It was an experimental event that become a weekly tradition. There is nothing better than cheap and delicious wings (my two favorite words). Sometime later, Wingstop changed some of their policies and we stopped our visits. Last week, I started craving wings in Seoul and a quick Google search directed me to Beer O’ Clock.
Beer O’ Clock is a Canadian bar in Sinchon. When you enter you find American football on televisions and plenty of foreigners around. We came for their 400 won wing night. There are plenty of tables and open seating to provide ventilation to the room. The wing promotion has five varieties and to get the deal you must order a beverage. The waiter was quick to bring us our drinks and take our order.
Soda and basic beers are both 3,000 won. I decided to order a coke. I drank it down it down fast and then learned after asking that there were no free refills. You’ll want to be careful about this since I find it very difficult to enjoy wings with water. Some American food, mainly burgers, wings, fries, and pizza just taste great with some soda or beer.
Our table ordered two types of fries. The bacon and cheese fries cost 9,000 won and are delicious. The cheese is melted perfectly between the fries and the bacon tastes great as well. The price is certainly high for french fries, but split among a few friends it wasn’t too bad. Each person at my table order 10 wings for a total of 4,000 won per person.
The regular plate of fries costs 7,000 won and is also great. They went much faster than the other fries, but were enjoyable down to the last bite. The wait for the wings was a little long, I would say we waited at least 30 minutes for our wings. When they arrived we were ready to get our wing fix on.
The BBQ wings were appetizing, but needed to be dipped in a sauce. I asked the waiter for some ranch dressing, but he disappeared after dropping off the wings and never came back to ask if we needed anything else. Nevertheless, it was nice to have some BBQ as finding food in BBQ sauce is a rare find in Seoul.
The plain wings were just that: plain. Make sure you have something to dip them in.
The hot wings were quickly being eaten by my friends. I personally don’t eat hot wings so I can’t comment on the taste. However, they looked pretty appetizing.
The Rancho-Relaxo wings had an interesting sauce to them. Different, but not particularly my favorite. I could take or leave them.
My personal favorite were the Greek wings. They had a lemon pepper taste to them that was invigorating. I could not stop myself from grabbing more and I actually felt a little sad when they were all gone. It was the most memorable part of my meal and in the future I would be sure to order these wings again.
Overall, Beer O’ Clock is a decent pub with some delicious and cheap wings. Perfect for a college student and someone who wants to spend some times in a sports bar without spending too much cash. I would return again for their wing night in the future. I invited some other friends who came later at night (past 9PM) but found the wings sold out so make sure you head early if you’re planning to eat dinner there.
Restaurant Name: Beer O’ Clock
Cuisine: Pub grub
Neighborhood: Sinchon, Itaewon
Address: Seodaemoon Gu, Changchun Dong 52-53 2nd floor
Phone Number: (02) 3339733
4 responses to “Carlos Eats Seoul: 400 Won Wing Night Tuesdays @ Beer O’ Clock”
no free refills on a carbonated fountain beverage???
I hate it when places do this.
such a dick move.
Yeah I feel like bars really don’t have a reason to do it unless you get an entire can and even then it still sucks.
I went here and unfortunately was sorely disappointed. Although the wings were undoubtedly tasty, they had hardly enough meat on them to be even considered meat. After eating 28 wings plus a slice of over-priced pizza i found myself still very hungry… and despite the 400 won (about 40 cents) price per wing, I still ended up paying over fifteen dollars, which is more than I have ever spent on a meal in Seoul. The worst part about Beer O’ Clock, however, was the horrendous service. It took over 30 min for our first wings to come out, and after two hours, we still hadn’t received all of our food; in the interest of doing other things that night, we ended up canceling the rest of our order. The other half of our group, which was at the table next to us, got all of their food within the first hour (still not exactly speedy) and sat bored for the second hour, wondering when the rest of our meal would arrive. With that being said, I would only recommend this place to you if you are looking for a light snack and have PLENTY of time to kill.
Fair enough I def. wouldn’t travel in large groups to Beer O’ Clock. Also it only takes like 10 wings to fill me so keep that in mind as well if you’re planning to visit. The service was decent when I went, though by no means great.