Since my arrival back to Seoul Betty had been dying to take me here, talking up the fantastic drinks and piggy chips. I have no idea why it took over a month for us to get to Southside Parlor - had I know how fantastic it is I would have arrived much faster. In the past month I have visited 3 times and I see many more visits to Southside in my future.
The Texas boys down at Southside know how to mix a drink. All drinks are not only beautiful works of art, but deliver on taste as well. Most, if not all ingredients are homemade, including sodas, syrups, bitters, and infused liquors. If you are in a hurry and want a cheap drinks, don't bother coming here. All cocktails are mixed, muddles, or shaken by hand and they are locally inspired with a Texas flair all drinks over 10,000 won and well worth every penny.
My first cocktail was the Barton Springs. I got it for the name alone. I mean really the Barton Springs?!? This drink screams cool & crisp and since I was dripping in sweat after walking to Southside I knew this was the drink I NEEDED to have! It hit the spot just like Barton Springs on a hot Texas day!
After 3 visit, this drink is my 2nd favorite drink here, but it is a VERY CLOSE 2nd.
The Barton Springs:
Beefeater Gin, Elderflower, Cucumber, Lime and Mint served super cold, just like the real Barton Springs.
My #1 favorite drink at Southside is the Chiquita Pepita! However, if you want one, you need to get there by the end of September as they are changing their menu to fall drinks and the Chiquita Pepita will be gone till next summer. (crying buckets of tears...)
Cucumber infused Tequila (Seriously, they had me here!), triple sec, pineapple, cilantro, mint chili agave and lime
It reminds me of a margarita, but only better!
Coming in as my 3rd place drink is the Pimms cup....oh my goodness!! Who doesn't love a drink in a mason jar?!
Also pictured is one of the mules (I can't remember the name of it...but it is Brent's favorite), and a mojito!
Holy mother of all things good!
Homemade sweet potato chips, pulled pork, onions, spicy goodness and cilantro!
Get there now and put them in your belly.
From post: Go out the Kimchi Pot gate but turn LEFT -- opposite direction of kimchi pots. Go to the underground street crossing and cross over go out the right side. Pass my Standing Coffee, cross street walk just a little ways and go left into Happy Building (How awesome is that?!? I love that Southside is in the Happy Building - so fitting!) --- Happy Building is right before Taco Chili, Chili. If you pass Taco Chili, Chili you have gone too far, but just barely. Go to the 4th floor -- open the door that doesn't look like it should belong to a bar and go in.
Subway: Noksapyeong Station Exit 2 walk straight you will be able to see the sign across the street - you will walk past where you need to be to get to the underground street crossing, cross the street come up on the right side Pass my Standing Coffee, cross street walk just a little ways and go left into Happy Building (How awesome is that?!? I love that Southside is in the Happy Building - so fitting!) --- Happy Building is right before Taco Chili, Chili. If you pass Taco Chili, Chili you have gone too far, but just barely. Go to the 4th floor -- open the door that doesn't look like it should belong to a bar and go in.