Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Bau House

It took a long time to do this, but I finally went to the dog cafe-bau House- in Hongdae, Seoul. Now, this was not the first time I ever tried to find it, no. This was the second, maybe the third?
The thing is, there are a LOT of places online that will give you directions to get there, and, let me assure you, they are just about all wrong.

Yes. All of them. Even the people at the damn information booth in Hongdae are wrong.

You would think they didn't want you to find it, the way they screw up the directions.

Even with google maps, it took about an house for us to find it, running into a few places that we had never seen before, including the Cure bar! I HAVE to go here! 
BUT, back to the dog cafe. It is super hard to find, and yet, once you find it, you'll have one of those OMGWTF moments.
To save you time and patience-the easiest way to get there!
Take exit 9 from Hongik Station, go towards the taco bell, and staying on the taco bell side of the street, turn up the MAIN drinking street. You know, the one with S-club, the shopping, and, like, 5 of the Ho bars. Keep walking on that main street for a WHILE. There will be a 7-11 on the left. Keep going. You will see the SECOND 7-11 on the left. At that one, there is a intersecting street, take a right, and its pretty much right at the corner. It looks like this.

And to greet you is this.

It is actually a pretty legit cafe. The coffee was pretty good, and so were the shakes. There was no food to speak of, which is a good thing, since the dogs would be all in your face over it. There are anywhere from 15-30ish dogs there at a time, and some people brought their own as well. Even with all those dogs though, there are never any real hygiene issues-the staff there are armed to the teeth with mops, towels, cleaner and freshener. And they are FAST with the cleaning. 

There are treats there for sale to feed the dogs-and they LOVE them. Most of them anyways. Oh, and, before you go and waste money-you can't bring in your own treats due to allergies, health, and money making reasons. The last one is implied, but likely. So, yes, don't bother with that. They are fairly reasonable in price-even for the 'fancy' ones, so it shouldn't be an issue. And the dogs love the fancy ones. This guy? he got the fancy ones. Can you tell?
I had a great time playing with the dogs, and it is totally a good place to go with friends and time. If I only had 1 week on Seoul, this is one of those things I would do. This guy was my favourite. He was so friendly, and a beautiful dog. And, for being a big dog surrounded by other dogs, he was very well tempered and good with everyone. Did I mention that he's a beautiful dog?


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