Jung Saet-byul (Kim You-jung) and Kang Ji-wook (Kim Min-gue) come here for a meal in episode 10 of Backstreet Rookie/Convenience Store Saet-byul (편의점 샛별이) (SBS, 2020), where she runs into the ‘hangover promo man’ (Lee Hyun-woong) –who had told her that he was going to take a break from working– while he was on the job.
The Neurosurgery Team have their team dinner at this pub in episode 11 of Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활) (tvN, 2020).
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.
After finding out that Park Se-gun’s (Ahn Hyo-seop) mom will not be coming to the fashion show, he and Kang Mi-joo (Yoon So-hee) comes to this pub for a drink in episode 9 of Queen of the Ring (반지의 여왕), the third story of the mini-series/drama trilogy Three Colors of Fantasies (세가지 색 판타지) (MBC/Naver 2017).
Also seen in episode 2 of 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020).
Kao Kao Pub [카우카우펍] is a Western pub located in the basement of Sungji Building [성지빌딩], in Seoul’s neighborhood Hapjeong-dong [합정동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구], not too far away from The Void Building [더보이드빌딩].
B1, 10 Dongmak-ro, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 독막로 10
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
— Hospital Playlist; Three Colors of Fantasies added by Chelle
— 18 Again added by Marion KDL