A Weightlifting Fairy Afternoon in Hongdae

It’s been quite a while already since this lovely couple passed through our screens. For those who want to relive some moments during an afternoon in Seoul, we came up with a small itinerary. It walks you through Hongdae and eight locations of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-soo (2016-17). All those places are — with one […]

It’s been quite a while already since this lovely couple passed through our screens. For those who want to relive some moments during an afternoon in Seoul, we came up with a small itinerary. It walks you through Hongdae and eight locations of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-soo (2016-17). All those places are — with one exception — restaurants or cafés; so keep this in mind to plan a perfect small break, lunch or dinner.

If you have only a limited amount of time for your visit, we highly recommend to go to Café Blüte and/or Green Cloud Café. Both were featured in a number of dramas and Café Blüte’s new plant-filled interior looks very inviting.

Starting point: Hongik University [홍대입구역], Line 2, Exit 9.
From here on, you can walk in a sort of circle; the filming locations below are lined up clock-wise.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016, episode 10)

Eight stops and spots

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016, episode 7)

Hongik Sootbul Kalbi

Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) brings Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) here to cheer her up in episode 7. Hongik Sootbul Kalbi [장가네곱창] was also featured in Jealousy Incarnate (2016).

 

Caffeine Planet

Outside of Caffeine Planet [카페인플래닛] is where Jung Nan-Hee (Cho Hye-Jung) sobers up and Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) and Lee Sun-Ok (Lee Joo-Young) cool down after they got in a brawl with some men in a restaurant two buildings up the street in episode 3.

 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016-17, episode 8)

Super Star Oden Noodles

Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) stops at Super Star Oden Noodles [슈퍼스타오뎅우동] to eat oden aka fish cake in episode 8 while being with Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who had just stood her up and tries to make up with her. Cranky Bok-Joo is back here in episode 13 brought here by Joon-Hyung to get rid of her hunger.

 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016,-17, episode 15)

Green Cloud Coffee Shop

Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) meets up at Green Cloud Coffee Shop [그린클라우드커피] with Jung Joon-Hyung’s (Nam Joo-Hyuk) brother Jung Jae-Yi (Lee Jae-Yoon) in episode 15 to find out if he knows more about his whereabouts. This café is an K-Drama evergreen. You have for sure seen it’s interior concrete stairs a multiple times.

 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016-17, episode 10)

Allatorre

Jo Tae-Kwon (Ji Il-Joo) invites Song Shi-Ho (Kyung Soo-Jin) to Italian restaurant Allatorre [알라또레] in episode 10. He clearly has a crush on her for a long time and is worried for her health.

 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016, episode 11)

Stalight Café

Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) and Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) pass by café Stalight Cafe [스타라이트] when he brings her home in episode 11. She tells him that her crush on his brother slowly fades away and he is jealous of her co-worker and kicks a light pole.

 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016, episode 10)

Cafe Blüte

Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) is asked by her crush Jung Jae-Yi (Lee Jae-Yoon) to meet at Cafe Blüte [까페 블뤼테] in episode 10 because he wants to apologize to her; it’s a total mortifying moment for her and she leaves as quick as possible. Café Blüte was formerly Four Seasons House and Yoon’s Color and was featured in many K-Dramas.

 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016-17, episode 3)

The Kitchen Special One

The probably most awkward dinner in 2016 K-Dramaland took place at The Kitchen Special One [더 키친 스페셜 원]. Yes, right. The one when Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) proposes to get dinner together with Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) and his brother Jung Jae-Yi (Lee Jae-Yoon) who still thinks that Bok-Joo is a cellist. This happens in episode 3.

2 comments

  1. IVY

    the university is Inha University, Incheon. You can eat at the cafetaria too!

    1. Marion KDL

      Hi Ivy, Yes! You’re right.
      Many thanks also for the cafeteria tip!
      Actually at least four more universities were filming locations for WLFKBJ.
      You’ll find the others here:
      http://koreandramaland.com/listings/inha-university/

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