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Taewha Bowling Alley
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Taewha Bowling

Just as Hongdae has a lively party scene, the bowling alley near Hongik University also sports a lively party scene. Taewha Bowling Alley is a great bowling alley that always promises a lot of fun.

If you know anything at all about Hongdae, then you would expect nothing else from this bowling alley than a thumping good time. In some respects, it feels more like a club than a bowling alley.

Music, strobe lights, drinks. It's all here. Even the bowlers let loose and dance a little while waiting for their turn to bowl.'s probably not the best place to bowl if you are looking for a serious game. However, if you just want to have fun with a group of friends in Hongdae, then Taewha Bowling Alley scores a perfect 300.

The Good Stuff

  • It has an awesome, lively ambience.
  • The air-conditioning is fabulous. It is a great place to duck into during the summer.
  • They have a pretty reasonable drink selection considering it is a bowling alley.
  • The location is great. Doesn't get much more exciting than Hongdae.
  • The hours are great. Open from early until late!

The Not-So-Good Stuff

  • It isn't that big. You may have to wait a bit to get on a lane.
  • It is a little pricey. *See the prices below*
  • If you don'w want to draw a lot of attention to yourself and you are wearing a lot of white...DON'T go here.
Taehwa Bowling Alley in Hongdae


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Hours of Operation

Day Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Public Holidays 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.


Day Hours Price
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5,000 Won
Monday - Thursday After 5 p.m. 6,000 Won
Weekends and Holidays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 5,500 Won
Weekends and Holidays After 12:00 p.m. 6,500 Won

Shoes: 2,500 Won



Phone: 02-3142-3347

Photo Gallery

To see more photos, check out the 'Taehwa Bowling Center' photo album.

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How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Mapo-gu, Seogyo-dong

From Line 2 - Hongdae Station (홍대입구역):
-Walk straight out of exit 9 for 150 meters. Turn left at the first major intersection you come to.
-Walk straight until you reach Hongik University's main gate. (325 meters)
-Turn left. Walk for 150 meters. Look for a bowling pin on your left.

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Originally posted July 18, 2015
Last updated October 29, 2015

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