Bull’s Darts Bar, Jeju, South Korea
Bull’s Darts Bar is nestled amongst a cluster of flashy neon lights in the heart of City Hall. This underground establishment was opened in September of 2006 by Go Hun Mi (고훈미). Darts have been a personal interest of hers for many years, and she had a desire to utilize her love of darts to get other women more interested in the sport. She wanted to “gear the bar towards women” because she felt that, while men are the main players of the game, more females could become darts enthusiasts if they didn’t feel so intimidated by male players. So, she opened the bar with the intention of managing a women’s dart league.
Hun Mi has since accomplished her goal and now hosts a monthly dart league for ladies only. Tournaments run for four weeks and begin on the first Sunday of every month. At 5 pm, one can find teams of 15 women throwing to their hearts’ content. All women are encouraged to come out and participate in this unique event. Teams are divided by skill level, ranging from beginner to advanced, and the entry fee is a mere 20,000 won per team. Prizes are awarded at the end of each month.
Bull’s Darts Bar boasts five boards with various games available starting at 500 won per player. Though 501 tends to be the most popular x01 game, players can opt to play a short game of 301 or a longer game of up to 1501. Each electronic board has the option of other popular games, including Cricket, for up to eight players at a time. Walk in on any given night, and you can find a decent mixture of Koreans and foreigners tossing like there is no tomorrow. The bar not only sells darts, tips, fliers, and cases, but they also have blue lit shelves where you can keep your personal sets and come in to use them at any given time. If you don’t have your own darts, the bar will gladly provide some for you.
In addition to the games, the bar itself is quite lively. The floor and ceiling are lined with soothing blue lights that reflect a cool and welcoming atmosphere. The bar is fully stocked, and most cocktails are only 7000 won. There is even a specialty drink on their menu called a P.S. I Love You. It’s a tasty blend of Kahlua, Bailey’s, amaretto, and milk, shaken over ice, and served in a martini glass. There is also a wide selection of bottled beer, including Miller Lite, Heineken Dark, and Guinness. And, at a bargain of 3500 won, they have Red Rock on tap. If alcohol is not your forte, Bull’s also serves delectable non-alcoholic beverages like piña coladas and daiquiris as well as snack plates with cheese sticks, fruit, vegetables, or chicken just to name a few.
To get to Bull’s, hop a cab to Holly’s Coffee in City Hall. From there, head straight down the street directly to the left of the coffee shop and take the first right. Keep going straight towards the building with a gazillion neon signs. Bull’s Darts Bar is down the set of steps on the far left of the flashy building. Bull’s opens at 7 pm every day. It closes at 4 am on the weekdays and 5 am on the weekends. For more information about the women’s dart league or for any other questions you may have, call 064-759-5559 or visit the website at www.dartskorea.co.kr. Happy throwing!
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