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Travel & Resources: TAEGU / DAEGU

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TAEGU / DAEGU -- area code +82-53

General Information

    The population of Taegu is more than 2.5 million (that's more than 100,000 Utopians).

Popular Spots

    Taegu is easy to navigate using our Utopia map:

Taegu map courtesy of gringo_nb!

Bars and Clubs

    • 2-Ban

        Pronounced "EE-Ban" in Korean (meaning Gay). Up the street a short way from the Dongdaegu Express Bus Station. A snack and karaoke bar/cafe. Clean and friendly.
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    • Basquia Club UTOPIAN VERIFIED SEP 2013

        In B1 on the same street as the bars Rocks, Sun and Time. The interior design is very nice and it is a karaoke style bar during the weeksdays, but Fri and Sat night it is a club for you to dance to great music and meet some hot cute guys.
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    • Dive
        371-1 ShinChun-Dong, Dong-Gu

        Dive is a "one shot bar" which means it's a place to sit and enjoy an assortment of drinks. It's quiet and you can very easily meet a guy for a discreet rendezvous. Though it's a small club, the clientele and staff are very hot! The owner also speaks great English. It's a very cool club and everyone is welcome.
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    • Hunter

    • 1in2youK UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2022

        Comments from Utopians:

        "Owner is a very kind gentleman. His partner is lovely. I've been lucky to know them. Quality people." -- Steve H, Oct 23, 2022

    • Rainbow

    • Rock

        The bar is on 2/F, directly across the street from the university at the cross walk where you can find many other bars. You can take Subway Exit 1 at Myungduk Subway stop on the red line. Walk out of the exit and round the corner and walk about 6 blocks, to the university. If you are lost or in cab just ask for Keimyung University Damyungdong. A lesbian bar with a small karaoke stage. It is located across the street from Keimyung Universty's downtown campus in Daemyungdong.
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    • Rookie
        Near Play sauna (see map)

        Rookie is off the main road going straight opposite from the Metro entrance of Dangdaegu Station (the one with the Dunkin Donuts on the corner). A clean and nice gay bar.
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    • So Yun

        Start in the Metro Mall at Banwoldong Subway stop (the transfer station) and take Exit #13. As you exit, walk straight rounding the corner and within 30m you will see a Police Station on your right and a large opening into the walking streets of downtown (if you pass Starbucks you've gone too far). Turn right at the back of the station and take your immediate right. You will see a KFC behind the station on your left. The bar is only 20-30m down this street from the back of the station on your right hand side. It has a red sign over a doorway with a very red staircase leading to the basement. The big red sign has two Chinese characters on it and then the name in small letters written in Korean (no English, but you cannot miss it). The bar is low key. You sit on the floor around some low tables drinking flavored soju and they have a small snack menu. This is an easy place to strike up a conversation since it is not too loud or large. Chat with the owners or regulars and get some information about the city and scene.
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    • Tombo (Dragonfly)

        In the same alley as Mask (see map), near the Dongdaegu Express Bus Station. Tombo (and Mask) are in an alley directly behind Dunkin Donuts. The alley cuts the corner so you can walk any direction along the street from the front of Dunkin Donuts and you will run into one of the two entrances to the alley, about 15-20m from the corner. The Mask is at one end of the alley and Tombo is on the other. Tombo opposite the Ee-Van (2-Van). A western-style bar. Clean and very friendly. Prices are reasonable and staff is helpful. A quiet, elegant space with comfortable seating. Educated, well-dressed patrons, welcoming to foreigners.
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Meeting Places

    • Duryu Park

        An active cruising area behind and around Duryu Stadium, in the middle of the city next to the amusement park, Woobang Tower Land. The stadium is just up the street from Woobang Tower Land's main entrance. There is a public facility up the hill on the back side of the stadium. This is a good place to start if you are looking to meet someone. Directly behind the facility are trails that lead up the side of a hill. The best times are after dusk.
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Saunas and Jjimjilbang


        Comments from Utopians:

        "Awesome place. I checked it out and had a great time. Being an American, I had no problem like I thought I might. I showered off and laid down in an empty room. Before long, there was a young man standing over me. I rolled over onto my stomach and allowed him to lay next to me. Afterwards, while in the shower, another an older man came in and joined me. Two other people watched. I loved the audience. I really wish it had a sauna or steam room. I'm going back soon. It was fun. " -- Brandon, Dec 12, 2019

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