When you walk up the old, narrow stairs to Touch Down you are struck with that classic dive bar feeling the floats somewhere between fear and delight. You might wonder to yourself, "Is this as shady as it looks?" The answer is no. In fact, this dark, older bar filled with regulars, smoke and booze is one of our classic favorites on the Songtan strip.
Years ago, it was one of the only bars in town that took a stand against paid escorts and juicy girls. They also allowed young military recruits to come hang with their friends and drink cola all night without harassing them. The owners, who also operate Nolboo Hangari Galbi nearby, are a delightful couple who who have made sure to run a quality dive at with heart.
While hanging out at Touch Down you can partake in such classic drinking activities such as pool (they have a league team), darts or beer pong. They have even been known to pull out the Jenga, which turns out to be a truly delightful drinking game.
We have found that the Touch Down is great when you are alone or with a group. The atmosphere might be gritty, but it’s also safe; a sort of Cheers type environment where, after a few nights out, everyone knows your name and makes sure you get included.