Jung Chung-nam (Kim Hyang-gi) comes here with her classmates in episode 1 of Drunk In Good Taste/Have A Nice Dessert! (#좋맛탱: 좋은 맛에 취하다) (tvN/Why Not, 2018), and shares a table with creepy senior Ji-soo, who’s attracted to her. She accidentally flicks some sauce on her sister’s shirt, and before he could reach over to ‘wipe it off’, fellow classmate Lee Yeon-nam (Kim Min-gue) comes to her rescue and offers to accompany her to the washroom. Yeon-nam apologises to Chung-nam for pranking her earlier in the day, and the two decide to become friends after establishing that they both have a sweet tooth. Chung-nam and Yeon-nam return here with their classmates in episode 7 (full episode 2), but this time a frustrated Chung-nam drinks a lot with Ji-soo. After coming back from the washroom, Yeon-nam sees that Chung-nam had left with Ji-soo, making him panic and rush off.
In a flashback in episode 7 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018) Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) recalls the first time he officially meets Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) at a company dinner (which took place at this location) 9 years ago, and how she eventually became his secretary.
Kang Shin-woo (Lee Jung-shin of CNBLUE) comes to ‘Garam Pub’ with his high school friends in episode 7 of My First Love/ Longing Heart (애간장) (OCN, 2018). He had told Han Ji-soo (Lee Yeol-eum) about the gathering but did not receive a reply. To his delight, she turns up — but that turns into horror when his younger self (Seo Ji-hoon) turns up with her too.
Kao Kao Pub [카우카우펍] is a western pub located in the basement of Sungji Building [성지 빌딩], in Seoul’s neighborhood of Hapjeong-dong [합정동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구].
B1, 10 Dongmak-ro, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 독막로 10
(서울특별시 마포구 합정동 373-4)
Geolocation: 37.548497, 126.914483
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 7 — a very short walk from the station. The building is in front of the Hapjeong Station bus stop.
— submitted by Mich KDL