After living in Korea for 6 months I can certainly say that something you must do if you visit Korea is spend a few hours in a norabang. What does a norabang involve? Well you pay for a room where you are provided with some snacks, and all of the karaoke that you could want. You get a thick book full of Korean and English songs, some large tv screens and a remote. You usually find that your hour will be 'topped up' free of charge to keep you in there, and you can usually get alcoholic drinks if you request them. Some of the best nights out I've had have ended with a norabang.
846-3, Wongok-dong, Danwon-Gu, Ansan, Suwon, South Korea
Manhattan is one of the main places expats go in Ansan if they do not go to downtown Seoul. The bar is quite spacious. There's a few dart boards (both electronic and hard tip). There is a jukebox with a fair amount of music to choose from. Sometimes they opt to control the music by the computer behind the bar, but usually it is the jukebox.
Dress Code: The dress code is completely casual
Hang Out is a typical hole-in-the-wall western bar. The bar may be pretty tame on weekdays, but this may be a better time to talk to the owners and have your own private music selections played. The owner, Ozzy, has about a thousand music albums on LP.
Also, there is a drum set, a few guitars and bass which allow for impromptu jam sessions.
There is a regular trivia contest weekly on Thursdays. It usually starts about 11pm since the local expats work evenings.
Dress Code: Dress code is completely casual
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Ansan is on the blue subway line which will get you into the edge of Seoul in in about 45 minutes. It's very easy to use and most places on the line have English translations (written and oral). Probably the best thing about travelling on the subway from Ansan to Seoul is that it costs about 1400 Won (80p), making it incredibly cheap to get into Seoul.