Checking out BAU HOUSE: a Korean dog café!

Today I went with a friend to a dog café!

These kinds of pet cafés are pretty popular in Korea. The concept is pretty simple: enjoy a cup of coffee while playing with the resident dogs, or bring your own!

I went with my friend Erin, who’d found the place (located in Hongdae) online. It’s called “BAU HOUSE” – a clever play on words from Bauhaus.

I’d read online that the coffee would be pretty expensive, as it essentially acts as your admission fee. One Americano will set you back around $6, but the fun atmosphere is worth it!

The main area of Bau Haus

The main area of Bau House

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The dogs would even walk up on the railing!

The dogs would even walk up on the railing!

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Just chillin'!

Just chillin’!

Two dogs came to vissit after they saw Erin with snacks!

Two dogs came to vissit after they saw Erin with snacks!

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Erin doing "shake a paw!!" with the big dog

Erin doing “shake a paw!!” with the big dog

Me feeding some of the dogs!

Me feeding some of the dogs!

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This dog came up to Erin wanting to play fetch!

This dog came up to Erin wanting to play fetch!

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The resident dogs at Bau Haus

The resident dogs at Bau House

This dog was a bit strange

This dog was a bit strange

...Or maybe he was just too tired!

…Or maybe he was just too tired!

Loved this little furball!

Loved this little furball!

Erin and I loved this dog - he (or she) looked so regal! He was sitting on that stool so still, calm and composed for at least 20 or 30 minutes ^^

Erin and I loved this dog – he (or she) looked so regal! He was sitting on that stool so still, calm and composed for at least 20 or 30 minutes ^^

The little guy again!

The little guy again!

He was sniffing my camera ^^

He was sniffing my camera ^^

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A cozy spot under the cash register!

A cozy spot under the cash register!

One of the other customers' dogs; looks like this little guy had enough fun for today!

One of the other customers’ dogs; looks like this little guy had enough fun for today!

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Loved this dog!

Loved this dog!

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The private area/front end of Bau Haus

The private area/front end of Bau House

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Looking into Bau Haus

Looking into Bau House

Info:

  • Hours: 1:30pm – 11:00pm weekdays; 12:30pm – 11:00pm weekends.
  • Address (English): 394-44 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. (Je-il Building, rear entrance, 1st floor)
  • Address (Korean): 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 394-44 제일빌딩 후면 1층
  • Phone: 02-334-5152
  • Location: Hapjeong Station (Line 2): It’s in the black shiny building between Exit 3 and 4. Can’t miss it!

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