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Better Know a Dong : Jungang

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Located adjacent to Sangnam, Jungang was the original downtown before Sangnam took over the title. Jungang houses many of the foreigner bars as well as several clubs and tall apartment buildings. Located above is an evolving map of the area. Below is a list of the maps contents, with applicable links.

Restaurants / Cafes

Bombay

봄베이인도요리전문점

Bombay is an Indian restaurant with halal and vegetarian menu options. You can order Bombay from O’Briens Irish Pub. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Jeonwon Sanga building.
El Loco El Loco is a Mexican restaurant. Their Tex-Mex menu offers tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and fajitas. They are open from 4:30PM until 11PM Monday through Thursday, 11AM until 3PM and 4:30PM until 12:30AM on Friday and Saturday, and from noon until 9 PM on Sunday. They are located near the International Hotel.
Hello Asia Hello Asia is a restaurant that offers Indian, Malaysian, Singaporean, and Thai food. This restaurant is also halal. They are closed on Tuesdays. On Friday, they are open from 5PM until 10PM. Every other day, they are open from 11:30 until 3PM and again from 5PM until 10PM. They are located on the second floor.
IP (International Pub)

(주)아이피시

International Pub for foreigners. Food until late and popcorn for free.
Maharaja Maharaja is a halal Indian restaurant with vegetarian menu options. Lunch specials are available during the week. They are open Monday through Friday from 10:30AM until 3PM and again from 5PM until 10:30PM. Saturday and Sunday, they are open from 10:30AM until 10:30PM. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Jeonwon Sanga building right next to the elevator.
Next Bar Next Bar offers over 20 different craft beers, a monthly pizza feature, an English library, and a collection of board games. They are open Thursday through Saturday at 6PM and Sunday from 3PM until 11PM. Last orders for pizza on Thursday and Sunday is at 10PM and on Friday and Saturday is at 11PM. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Jeonwon Sanga building.
O’Briens Irish Pub O’Brien’s is a pub frequented by many foreigners with an amazing menu for getting your western food fix. You can also order Indian food from Bombay or pizza from Next. They open Tuesday through Saturday at 6PM. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Jeonwon Sanga building.

Celebrity Chef is a once a month Sunday event that features a homemade dish from a fellow expat. The bar opens at 3PM and dinner is served around 6PM. Information for this event is publicized on Facebook.

Outback Steak house Outback Steakhouse is an Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant chain.
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal is an Indian restaurant. It is halal and has vegetarian menu options. Lunch specials are available throughout the week. They are open Saturday through Thursday from 11:30 until 3PM and again from 5PM until 10PM. On Friday, they are open from 5PM until 10PM. A buffet is sometimes available on the weekend and dates are posted for these events. Delivery is available. It’s located on the 2nd floor of the Jeonwon Sanga building.

Shopping

Auckland (T-Shirt Shop)
오클랜드
Inexpensive clothing store.
Beautiful Store                       아름다운가게 Beautiful Store is a Second Hand store. They have clothes, kitchen appliances, framed art and more. Closed on Sundays.

Entertainment / Bars

Biskachy Back alley graffiti bar that holds beer pong, foosball, and shuffleboard tournaments regularly. It’s located across the street from Rieses Tower on the 2nd floor.
IP (International Pub)
(주)아이피시
International Pub for foreigners. Food until late and popcorn for free.
Megabox Cinema
메가플렉스번영회
One of the older cinemas in town. It has a selection of current movies playing with Korean subtitles for most western movies. Go to Daum.net or Naver.com and search “메가박스 창원” to find an up to date schedule of what movies are playing.
Monster Bar It’s located across from Barcelona Screen Golf in the Namsun Hotel building on the 2nd floor.
Mujur
뮤져팝레스토랑
Upscale bar and lounge. Located in the basement of Hotel International. There is live music on the weekends.
Next Bar Next Bar offers over 20 different craft beers, a monthly pizza feature, an English library, and a collection of board games. They are open Thursday through Saturday at 6PM and Sunday from 3PM until 11PM. Last orders for pizza on Thursday and Sunday is at 10PM and on Friday and Saturday is at 11PM. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Jeonwon Sanga building.
O’Briens Irish Pub O’Brien’s is a pub frequented by many foreigners with an amazing menu for getting your western food fix. You can also order Indian food from Bombay or pizza from Next. They open Tuesday through Saturday at 6PM. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Jeonwon Sanga building.

Miscellany

Changwon Hotel
창원호텔
Changwon Hotel is one of the nicer, yet older hotels in the area. They have a continental breakfast.
Hotel International
(주)호텔인터내셔널
A large upscale hotel in the area. The Hotel International is a landmark for taxis when trying to get to the center of the Jungang-dong area.

 

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