May 11, 2018
A South Korean take on the venerable Irish pub, O’Kim’s brilliantly blends the best of both countries at The Westin Chosun in Busan with delectable drinks, tasty international food, live sports, and panoramic views of the nearby beach. Whether you are a guest of the hotel just looking to relax, an expatriate trying to catch up on some sporting events from back home, or a Busan local with a hankering for that perfect pint, O’Kim’s is an ideal bar. The interior decor at O’Kim’s is full of dark woods and hunter greens, just like you would fully expect to see in a pub in Dublin, and an atmospheric bookcase also adds a cozy note to the authentic ambiance. O’Kim’s got its name from combining the most common start of Irish surnames with that of the most popular Korean surname, and the food and drink menu is a combination of both as well. Behind the bar, international beer flows, with Guinness getting the lion-share of the pours and attention, especially each year around St. Patrick’s Day. The food menu is full of bar favorites from both countries like potato wedges, fried shrimp, and other assorted Asian-inspired seafood dishes, and everything at O’Kim’s is served with a side of breathtaking views over the gorgeous beach, mountains, and sea on the hotel’s doorstep.