Itaewon has no shortage of bars, however as far as I’m aware The Fountain is the neighbourhood’s first video game bar or barcade. Located in the old Gecko’s Garden spot, the huge three story bar is filled with all manner of game rooms and has a giant fountain in the middle. It kind of reminded me of Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.
The bar is pretty large and serves a multitude of cocktails, we tried the Ultimate G&T (8,000) and an Ameretto Sour (8,000). The cocktails are excellently made and beautifully presented, they tasted great and were a steal at the price. Hopefully they will stay that way once the place gets a little more popular.
Honestly I was more interested in the drinks than the games but they seemed to have a huge range of classic arcade games like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Street Fighter etc. As well as more physical games like table hockey, basket ball, and pool. All the games are free courtesy of Jack Daniels, who also have a branded bar within the bar.
As an opening offer they run promotions on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Sunday is $1 pasta night, Monday is $0 pizza night, and Tuesday women drink for free between 9pm – 12am. Who can say fairer than that?
The Fountain is located at 116-6 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Itaewon Station (line 6) and come out of exit 2. Take the first left and walk to the end of the street, then turn left again. It’s on your right.