North Korea Nightlife

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North Korea Nightlife

  • Nightlife/Alcohol in DPRK

    Unless you are diplomat or someone with special rights within DPRK, the nightlife that you will be limited to is that which your hotel offers. You will not be allowed to roam around the town at night. And even if you did, the locals cannot afford such liberties, so there are not any bars or nightlife areas.The bars or lounges in the hotels will...

  • Restaurent with a show

    Probably there isn't the sort of night life you have in mind in North Korea. But a dinner with some dancing and singing show could be a good alternative.

  • Not much in the way of nightlife!

    This is a shot I took of a view over Pyongyang at about 8pm from my hotel room on the 39th floor of the Yanggakdo Hotel. I think most people have seen a night satellite image of the whole of North Korea where there is hardly any lights to be seen. Well a few lights are on but the streets lights are not on. Things are pretty gloomy at night. You...

  • Hotel bar is only option

    You can grab a few beers in hotel bar. That's nightlife in DPRK for tourists.Or you can go for a bowling in hotel. We convinced our guides to play with us and drink with us and that was the best fun we had with them in whole trip. Next day, they were back to reality.

  • Questionable

    Night-time entertainment will most probably be confined to the hotel. There are 2 of them in Pyongyang that open to tourist. Both of which have casinos and nightclubs which are non-permiting to locals and usualy empty. One even has its own ten-pin bowling alleys and driving range, while the other has pool and brews its own beer. So if you are with...

  • Karaoke in Diplomats´ Club

    We were in the Diplomat´s Club in East Pyongyang. Probably various entertainment possibilities exist in the club, we did not see it all, but Karaoke definitely is on the menu. Also the Korean waitresses will sing (Korean) songs. No mandatory dress code, I assume, but having a suit is always a good idea in North Korea.

  • The only nightlife I have seen...

    The only nightlife I have seen was in Pyongyang at Yangakkdo Hotel on this Island in Taedong River.There is something like a small Disco with Western Songs, filled up with Chinese Tourists.We played also Billiard. There is a underground walk from the lobby to a small room with the Billiard Tables and a small bar. There was smoke anywhere and many...

  • YANGAKKDO HOTEL - Option 1:...

    YANGAKKDO HOTEL - Option 1: Casino, Ground floor; Option 2: North Korean Film, In your room; Option 3: Having a bird-eye view from 48th floor of Pyongyang;KORYO HOTEL - Drink with minders in the lobby, beer: Koryo Hotel (made by own minibrewery);BOWLING HALLYou do not have to worry about finding the venue. Suggest a venue to your minder. Formal -...

  • None whatsoever - unless it's...

    None whatsoever - unless it's taking place in your hotel. Pyongyang by night looks like all the joke postcards you see - totally black except for the enormous 'Juche Tower' monument with a flame-like beacon on the top. It is probably the only modern city in the world (and it is very modern in a 1950's sort of way) without a single advert of any...

  • As far as I know -- there was...

    As far as I know -- there was none....but that was 1996 and things are (supposed) to have changed somewhat in recent years. Anyway, because of the 'tour' that I was on, going out at night, well......, I guess that I didn't pay for that option. If you find somewhere to go -- please, let me know. Very, VERY conservative....or rather, same suits...

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North Korea Hotels

  • Koryo Hotel

    Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hyangsan Hotel

    I do not write about things that I have not experienced first hand and as I did not actually stay...

  • Ryonggang Hot Spring House

    We had been up since around 6am so when we arrived at our hotel, the Ryonggang Hot Spring House, at...

  • Yanggakdo Hotel

    The are only a small number of hotels in Pyongyang at which tourists are permitted to stay. One of...

  • Youth Hotel

    Chilgol-dong, Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Ryanggang Hotel

    Chongchun Street, Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

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