If we had no choice but to just accept the sweltering hot summer of Korea, there’s only way we would go about doing so: just grin and bear it alongside a beach. And you could do no worse than toughing it out along Busan’s Haeundae Beach.
Among the bustling restaurants that line the main street that runs parallel to Haeundae, you should certainly not overlook “The Bay 101”, the hottest complex in Busan at the moment.
Since first opening up on Dongbaekseom Island in May 2014, it has received the viral treatment among foodies seeking to try out its delicious offerings while marveling at its captivating vistas.
The most appetizing story about the building that makes up The Bay 101 is that it is home to three atmospheric restaurants: “Daedo-sikdang”, “Fingers and Chat”, and “Side”, which all work together to offer a tempting collection of global cuisine and coffee. Of particular note, hunkering down on the open-air terrace of Fingers and Chat, while armed with nothing more than a frothy beer and a platter of crispy fish and chips, will likely be enough for you to brave any wave of heat that may come your way.
That aside, you could also just chill out without having a seat, but if you want to take more time to gaze longingly out at the night views amid the romantic vibe that resonates through the premises, you need to get there as early as possible. You will soon find out as to why this dining spot has become virtually synonymous with the long wait lines that grace the entrance. Adding to that, The Bay 101 has its own yacht club which allows you the chance to have a yacht experience during the day. Yacht tours start from 72,000won and reservations are required. The Bay 101, boasting of youthful and romantic charms, is located at 52, Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (or you can see the map further down this blog post).