Spring Networking Happy Hour


After a brief hiatus, our Networking Happy Hour is back on the calendar!

Past attendees can attest that our Networking Happy Hour series has been a huge success with literally hundreds of attendees over a five year span! These events have no set agenda and people tend to come and go as they please.

So please join us on April 10th for good food, good company, and an all around good time!


We’ll be joined by long-time Seoul Branch Organizer Casey Lartigue, Jr. Casey is Co-Founder and International Director of Teach North Korean Refugees. TNKR is a nonprofit dedicated to making a difference in the North Korean refugee community through English tutoring and speech coaching.

Casey is the 2017 winner of the “Special Contribution” Award presented by the Hansarang Rural Cultural Foundation and the 2018 winner of the Challenge Korea (Global) Award. In the USA, Lartigue was previously a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, and former host of “The Casey Lartigue Show” on XM Radio.

In honor of Casey joining us for this event, we are suggesting a $20.00 donation per attendee. Proceeds go to support TNKR. Donations may be made in person at the event and are in no way required to attend, just suggested.

You can learn more about TNKR at htttp://TeachNorthKoreanRefugees.org.


We’ll be meeting at the world famous Bonchon Arlington. Bonchon is well known for their Korean Fried Chicken and other mouth-watering dishes. They also have great happy hour specials (see venue for specials).


Bonchon Arlington is conveniently located at 2201 N Pershing Dr. in Arlington, VA. If you’re driving, there is free parking in the garage directly behind the restaurant.

Metro rider? Take the metro to Rosslyn or Courthouse and, weather permitting, enjoy the pleasant 20 to 30 minute walk. Don’t feel like walking? Take the 4A (Rosslyn) or 4B (Courthouse), both in the direction of Seven Corners, and get off at the Pershing Dr. stop. It’s a quick trip, so pay attention!

Coming from downtown DC? Take the 16Y from McPherson Square, Farragut Square, or Foggy Bottom! Nearly nonstop to Bonchon Arlington. Get off at the Pershing Dr. stop (first stop in Virginia).

Or take Uber or Lfyt and get there quick! New users can use the following links for a discount!


This event is cosponsored by the Korean Waves meetup (http://on.nkn.us/1tZyzsu), a social and cultural meetup dedicated to Korean language, food, music, dramas, and much more.