|There isn't really a giant glowing rectangle behind the entrance, just a white sign. I need a better camera.|
Upon entering Boccaccio Brau (formerly Ariana Brau) you'll immediately notice all of the giant metal brewing equipment. That's right, Boccaccio brews all of its own beer right on site.
So here's how it works. They have a buffet set up and you pay per person. The price includes unlimited access to the buffet and ALL THE BEER OR WINE YOU CAN DRINK! Here's the price list and times straight from their website, but I went ahead and translated it into English for you.
(I've updated the prices. These prices are current as of October 29th, 2014)
Weekday Lunch (Mon - Fri) Server Time 12:00 - 15:00 14,500won Kids: 10,500won
Weekday Dinner (Mon - Thu) Server Time 17:00 - 21:00 30,000won Kids: 13,800won
Weekend Lunch (Sat, Sun, Holidays) Server Time 12:00 - 16:00 27,000won Kids: 13,800won
Weekend Dinner (Fri, Sat, Sun, Holidays) Server Time 17:00 - 22:00 32,800won Kids: 13,800won
Yes, you can stay a full five hours on Friday and Saturday and drink unlimited glasses of delicious microbrew. No one will look at you strangely. Trust me, I do it all the time. After the time is up you can order beer by the pitcher. Speaking of the beer. When you first sit down you order your first beer, or wine if you prefer, and your server will bring it to you shortly. After that initial service you just go up the the beer/wine station and ask for a refill. A fun game to play is to see how many times you can drink and refill your glass in the final 30 minutes of the service. Everyone plays this game.
|I came back here like twenty times, and the guy never said "You? Again?"|
|Oops. I switched the Stout and the Honey Brown. I guess I have to go back to Photoshop school.|
On to the food. This is easily one of the highest quality buffets in Daegu. They have everything from sushi to pizza readily available as well as pasta and steak stations set up. We usually eat our fill then go back and get snacks through the night.
|From far away|
|And up close|
So the beer is good, the food is good, is there anyway it could get any better? Yes. They have a live band.
|Again, he wasn't really wearing a glowing shirt.|
Final Review: 5/5 This is a must-see place in Daegu.
(About the review score)
Location: Boccaccio Brau is located under Hotel Ariana. They take reservations but leave about half of the place open for walk-ins so you shouldn't have to wait long to get a table, if at all (though they do get pretty busy on weekends) It's near Suseong Lake and it's easy to get to if you take a taxi, just say "Ariana Hotel" and every taxi driver will know where to drop you off. On the off chance that you get a driver who doesn't understand you, just say "TBC." TBC is a Daegu landmark and Hotel Ariana is right next door. Here's a map.
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