What makes a restaurant a good date night spot? Date night means something different to everyone. Some people want a fun, energetic atmosphere, yet others prefer an intimate low-light setting that is conducive to conversation. And some, they like a view or the fresh air that comes with spring. After B1 Wine Bar & Restaurant delivers on all the above, making it a fantastic date night venue in Daegu.
Dongseongno Street (대구 동성로거리)
The restaurant is located on Dongseongno Street (동성로거리) in downtown Daegu. The popular street, nicknamed the walking/pedestrian street, is an automobile-free zone. And, when the weather is nice, it is the perfect backdrop for a stroll.
Dongseongno Street has the same footprint as Daegu’s eastern fortress wall. It became a popular road for shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
Today, the area is still a major shopping center for locals and tourists alike. Often compared to Myeongdong in Seoul, Dongseongno Street, and its many side streets, is a famous restaurant district in downtown Daegu, offering everything from fast food, street vendors, clubs, and, yes, date night restaurants in Daegu.
After B1 Wine Bar: Drinks 24/7
After B1 houses a restaurant on the main floor and a bar in the basement. Unfortunately, the bar is off-limits to American military personnel, so I cannot tell you much about it. So, you will have to just go there and experience it for yourself.
The bar and restaurant opened in December 2019. After B1 (or Biwon) usually is open from 7 pm to 6 am Friday and Saturday until 4 am the rest of the week.
After B1 Restaurant
It is a great date night spot, but it’s also very popular with single ladies. You didn’t hear it from me. But I’ve been told, that the primarily male staff are tall and handsome – and apparently very flirtatious. Who doesn’t like having a cute guy flirt with you?
However, the food, fun, and flirting don’t come cheap. My Korean Beef sirloin, although delicious, was 40,000 Won. As such, Above B1, is a date night restaurant reserved for special occasions. So, you will likely need to make a reservation in order to get in.
After B1 Decor
Daegu offers a diverse array of date night restaurants. But, I have never been to one quite like After B1 Wine Bar & Restaurant. Walking up to it, you know you are in for something unique. The front of the restaurant has an unobstructed view of Dongseongno Street that is separated by sliding windows that allow for an open-air dining experience. I sat with a blanket on my lap because the night air was cool. The enormous sliding windows are perfect for people-watching and enjoying the night air.
Draped fabric and cascading, plant trails hang from the ceiling. In addition, large potted palms and narrow columns create an elegant yet intimate divide from the rest of the restaurant. The rest of the restaurant is just as beautiful. The seating is intimate, and the decor and lighting – dark and eclectic, yet cohesive.
After B1 Menu
The menu at After B1 is not extensive, but you are bound to find something you like. There are many starters, including a massive cheese and fruit plate. We shared a delicious penne pasta and Korean beef sirloin. The beef was so juicy and was served with a side of veggies atop a mound of mashed potatoes.
The food was delicious, but the star of the restaurant was the extensive wine and cocktail menu. Don’t forget to finish your date night with a shared dessert!
After B1 (에프터비원) Address: Daegu, Jung-gu, Samdeokdong 1(il)-ga, Korean Address: 대구 중구 동성로3길 12-21 지하1층 Operating Hours: Fri & Sat: 07:00 PM - 06:00 AM Sun - Thu: 07:00 PM - 04:00 AM
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