South Korea Nightlife

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South Korea Nightlife

  • Western Bars and Hofs (Korean Bars)

    Seoul Nightlife

    There are several "Woodstock" music bars in Seoul, even Gangnam. The one I like best is on Yeoksam-dong side of Gangnam station, up the hill towards the second irish pub location. hard to find, but absolutely unique in terms of character. laid back. good music. darts if you like. from what I understood, the place got started as a pure act of love...

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  • Hip Hop/Clubs

    Seoul Nightlife

    Located in the heart of Itaewon, under the Hamilton Hotel, B One is one of the area's best nightclubs. When I lived here in 2003-2004, the club was new and called Limelight. The club was OK before midnight or one o'clock, but after hours is when Limelight really started to rock. Many weekend nights, it will stay open until the sun comes up. Sure...

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  • Live Music Bar

    Seoul Nightlife

    Unfortunately, this fantastic place to relax and enjoy rock/blues music -built around the original founder's private music collection- with some nice refreshments in Gangnam is a bit hard to find. I was happy enough to be back for a couple of days a little while ago - so here's a snap of their small outside sign, which you will need to spot in...

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  • Area Reviews

    Seoul Nightlife

    Itaewon is the area in Seoul for military, foreigners and expats to just relax and drink. Back up until 2005 or 2010, visitors had to be cautious in Itaewon! For every "legitimate" bar with food and drinks, there seemed to be three offering women at very high prices! If a woman sat with you at a bar, she was probably just as interested in your...

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  • Other Things To Do

    Seoul Nightlife

    This place is good, prettty much better than any other club in Korea. Volume brings in many of the world's higher ranked DJs, and the Friday/Saturday entrance fee reflects this. Entrance is usually 20,000 won before 11pm, with a free drink. After 11pm, price is 30,000 won with a free drink. DJ spins in the center of a large LED lightbank...

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  • Aggressive Entertainment

    Seoul Nightlife

    If you're in for a little craziness (read: sex) and have more money than brains, this is the place for you. First went here thinking it was a bar. Wondered why the waitresses were looking at the gal in our group so oddly...oh, they are not waitresses, they are 'room salon' girls (aka hookers, depending on your expense account limit). As you may...

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  • Noraebangs

    Seoul Nightlife

    Noraebang is Korea's version of Karaoke. Go with a local and you will have a blast drinking and singing John Denver songs... Noraebang are located all over Korea. In a Korean style place, your group will share one small room with your own TV and sound system so everyone can fell comfortable singing and you don't have to listen to a bunch of...

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  • Booking Club

    Seoul Nightlife

    This club "lounge" is located in central Itaewon just next to the Hamilton Hotel. Cost: 10,000won up front (just to enter. nothing special) You walk in and go downstairs to a dark featured room. There's a place to check your coats for a price. There are almost no tables or chairs for sitting, and few standing tables. At the far end there are many...

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  • Event Bar

    Seoul Nightlife

    This is a great little spot. The Outsider is a branch of the San Francisco bar (run by the owner's wife) but the one in Yeouido is all Korean. It's not a room salon (girls for hire) but it's more personal than a regular bar, as you normally share a lovely lady with one to two other groups. It's split up into a Main (long) bar, 3 'A', 'B' and 'C'...

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  • (Ballroom) Dance

    Seoul Nightlife

    Every last friday in a month, there is a big clubbing day in Seoul. You can byu a ticket for ca. 15 000 Won and enter 12 different clubs. The location is at Hondae, subway station: Hongik University. Don`t miss is, you can witness the real korean nightlife;-)

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  • Jazz in Seoul

    This is an elegant place in the heart of Itaewon entertainment and restaurant area.IT is best to get there early as it gets very crowded.You can eat and drink there and see live bands performing most nights and in between the acts there is a large screen with movies of famous Jazz musicians. Food and drink are also pretty good,although rather...

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  • Sing the night away

    A "norabong" is sort of the Korean equivilent of a karaeoke. Its a private singing room that you rent with your friends, party or whoever you come with. You can pay for the room by the hour, or by 30 minutes usually. It works the same way a kareoke would - you have a song book full of popular songs in Korean and English and can work the machine...

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  • Party hotspots in Busan

    There are 4 main nightlife districts in Busan: Seomyeon, KSU, PNU, and Haeundae beach. You can see all 4 of these locations if you look at a Busan subway map. The first two are almost within walking distance of eachother, but PNU and Haeundae are a little out of the way (depending on where you're staying of course.) Of all of them, things tend to...

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  • My favourite place in Busan

    One of my old fave places to go out dancing in Busan. There are 2 floors, large dance floor space and the drinks are decently priced (you get 1 free drink with admission). There tends to be a lot more Koreans here than foreign people, but I never feel out of place, especially when I'm with my friends. The Korean youth usually gladly welcome foreign...

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  • Anywhere

    Ok, if you can not find a fun place to party in Seoul then you have "issues". You can either party where the locals or expats or soldiers hang out. Take your choice. The women tend to be welcoming and lovely. Depends on where you are going. Most bars don't have a dress code.

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  • Clubbing in South Korea

    As for the night life, I will mention three locations and then talk about each from a male and female point of view. While it has been some time since I was last there. I have been there a time or two before and nothing had changed since we arrived. The first place I will write about is the Dragon Hill Inn. This is the military's 5 star hotel, it...

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  • Indie band club and nights of youngers!

    Hongick university is central place in academy of art.So around the hongick university have various tourist site.Especially, nightlife is highlighted. Indie music is unfamiliar, but many indie club is popular for all the people in plesent. It is allow to teenager different from other nightclub.You can have fun with artistic music with people who...

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  • night limosine

    Special Seoul Night TourThere is nothing more intriguing than taking a night tour of Seoul in a stretch limousine. After arriving in Incheon airport and dropping off your bags, get in one of our stretch limousines and prepare for an experience of a lifetime.Whether youfre looking for a romantic, an exciting, or an enjoyable time, gather your...

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  • night time relaxation

    If you need more place for beer and wine, musical etc. I recommend Heywha Sub station in blue(4)line.But language barrier is still high.For the websurfing at night, Signboard of PC welcome your visiting, 1,200~1,500won ( around USD1.0 ) per hour, also you can eat small snack or cup ramen noodle.From July of thisyear, MacDonald's and Lotteria starts...

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  • Fireworks in Seoul

    For VT members visiting Seoul thisweek, I will give you small tip for Firework Subject : Seoul international firework festivalDate : 4th of October( Saturday )Time : PM 05:00~ PM 09:30Players: Teams from Korea and HongKong Eventplace : Han river civil's park in front of 63BUILDING in YOUIDO,SEOULTransportation : YOUINARU STATION, YOUIDO STATION in...

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  • nightlife, Okpo

    My tips on nightlife in Okpo would be - don't go there if you don't have to, but if you do, then 2 bars spring to mind.The Singing Chicken have several friendly bar staff who take the bother to remember your names if you visit. It's not a night club, but good music is normally played & it gets as busy as it is likely to get on a Saturday night...

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  • Walking the streets

    I'm not much of a nightlife person, but we did walk through the Jeonju University District and Seoul University District at night just to see what was going on. It's crazy - there were people everywhere! It was the middle of winter when I was there so it was pretty cold and everyone was very bundled up although dressed casually. The cold did not...

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  • Nightlife in Korea

    Hongdae area near Hongik university seems to be where most of the variety and action is. Endless variety of bars and clubs and restaurants with their neon signs beckoning. Lots of hip hop places (if that is your thing)- not mine... Try OHOO.net - club complex that has QVO- hip hop and M2- House all under one roof. Alternatively just wander around...

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  • Nighttime Serenades

    Karaoke singing is a favorite nighttime activity. Just rent a room for some hours and bring up the drinks. There are books around with all the popular Korean and International songs. Just sing auto-cued with the lyrics as displayed at the screen. And beware, you even can record the whole session by putting in your own music cassette into the...

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  • Taste of Home

    After browsing through this website for a couple of months now, 3 Alley Pub has popped up a couple of times. Being a bartender in a sports bar for the last 5 years, it's like being back at home when I walk through the doors of this infamous pub in Itaewon. They have a ton of beer selection and a FABULOUS menu. Even though they're packed every...

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  • Shopping 24 Hours a Day

    A real eye-opener when the crowds get bigger as the night progresses ... I was there in the early afternoon, but all the shops althou open was empty and shop-owners were very sleepy and lathargic.. but as the day progresses .. the shop owners were more alert... A great place to go when u cannot sleep :)

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  • Can you sing?

    If you visit Korea on business you can expect be taken out to Karaoke places (No-Re-Bang in Korean language) after dinner. To many Koreans it's probably the preferred place to go. Their hard-work days are exorcized through singing prowess - or not. Plentiful drinks come in a row along with dried seafood and fresh fruit snacks. Courtesy of the...

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  • A Better Club in Pusan/Busan

    This is the place for later at night in Pusan. Koreans pay 10,000 won (9USD) to get in, foreigners are free. It rocks in here. Good hip-hop tunes and some pretty young things (not like in Seoul, but pretty darn good) as well as K-gangsters doing their dance-thang (if you've hung in Hongdae you'll know what I mean). Anything...get funky.

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  • A Pretty Cool Club in Pusan/Busan

    Not a bad spot. Lots of foreigners here, staff is pretty much fluent and there's a nutty 'robotman dancer' on the floor most nights. Good tunes. Anything.

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  • The Only Happening Bar on Geo-je Do

    It's not really a nightclub, and if you're in Seoul there are TONS of places better (almost any place, actually), but if you're in Geoje-do this is probably the best place to be if you're a foreigner.The gals there will remember your name if you come again and there's a few characters that frequent it (and I do mean frequent). At the end of the...

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  • Chill Central

    This place is a great little Joint. Its un-obtusive and totally laid back. The Comfort Zone as said in its name is the brain child of a brother and sister team who were born in Korea but raised in Canada.This bar's inception was a place to chill, listen to loose Cafe del Mar cum World Chill cum Moby type sounds, drink some wine or some beer or...

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  • Too many foreigners

    Itaewon is the official foreigners party capital of Seoul. I'm not going to go into detail (mainly because most of the bars I could write about sponsor rival football teams in the Seoul Ex-Pat League) but if you need somewhere to blow off steam, get some familiar food and generally forget you're in Korea, this is the place. Pah

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  • A Good Clubbing District

    Hongdae (Honggik University) This is a very much student biased area (and thus really cheap!). Again, it swarms with bars and pubs (Hofs as they are known in Korea) populated by a very friendly young crowd, always keen to practice English on you. The last Friday of the month, Hongdae goes wild with 'Club Day'. You pay the equivalent of about $10...

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  • Cut a Fine Rug

    This is a real progressive venue. In a town (seoul) that is very Hip hoppy, this is a god send. A new Complex. It is prooving to be a nice venue taht is attracting alot of great international acts.. Just last week I saw Leeroy (Former Prodigy) spinning there.the Dance floor is great and beset on both sides by two bars that are always busy. the...

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  • Atmospheric and Musical

    This establishment is a breath of fresh air in my opinion. But its name is a contentious issue.Often its called the bar by many because above the door is a sign that says the bar (even though this is the name of a bar above). Others call it 'Bar 33' because this is apparently what the new management has dubbed it. But others (the Seoul oldies -...

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  • Late Night/ Early morning Hip Hop

    This place is a good late night Joint. It carms with young Hip Hop types from the swanky part of Seoul. The mmusic is good and current and the enthusiasm is all there.The cover is between $10 and $20 depending on who is playing. My advice is go late. You'll pay $10 and you'll prollyscore that much worth of drink tickets. Hmmmm. Dress like a hip...

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  • Tienen Tapas?

    Now this is a place I like. Above the road behind the Itaewon main drag.Its has a great Tapas menu including, Jamon, Calamare, Cheese, Shrimp rools, Escargot Pastries, etc etc. Great place.Wine List is brill. One of the best I've found in korea that is resonably priced. Good selections from the US, Italy, France Chile and even some good Munties...

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  • Ex-Pat Central

    This is quite a good place. Although it can pack out in the weeknds, which is a bit of a bugger when your wearing ***ty shoes.Geckos offers mostly European and Cajun-style food, well some of the best you can get in Seoul. The food is sent to your table in huge portions, and pretty well priced. I recommend the Fish and Chips.The drink menu is good,...

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  • Discover the music

    If you want to discover the music and dance this is the best place to see it. And if you go early you'll have the oportunitie to dress as a korean. After the concert they have a dance outside where you can tace pictures. don't take your camera inside. beside that you can wear whatever.

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  • Night Time Tipsiness anyone?

    Fun, good music and drinks a plenty. Good people. Great bar staff and 4 dancing poles. Hehe You need to have a bitta STYLE. And thats all.

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  • Singing in the Karaoke Bar

    It is essential to sing in a Karaoke Bar in South Korea. Go with a group of friends. Some songs in the book are in English, but most are in Korean! It is a BLAST!

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  • Hongdae Nights

    Hongdae has replaced Itaewon as the place to be in Seoul on Friday and Saturday nights. Take the subway to the Honggik university area and start poking around. A good bet for dancing is "Hodgepodge" (pronounced "HodgeePodgee" by Koreans), but good luck finding it! Route 66 is a good bar with great music, and is the perfect place to start out and...

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  • Korean Homestyle Cooking

    We were taken to a nightclub in Ulsan one evening and the custom is for each party to have their own private room. In our room, each of us was assigned a hostess who sat beside us on the floor, feeding us bits of food and plying us with drinks. One of the customs is to regularly toast each other and everyone has to drink a shot of whisky with each...

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  • basically everywhere and anywhere

    everywhere you go in korea, you will find nightlife. you can find anything that you desire. there is late night shopping, street side food vendors, $10 a beer bars, "whae gook bar" (foriegner bars) night clubs, jazz joints.... you get the picture. all you have to do is go out your door.please remember though, being a visitor in a country, you...

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  • 4X ( XXXX)

    A bit of raunchy bar/club life in the middle of KangNam Station. 4X is really out of place. Its a bit of HongDae in the middle of KangNam Yuk. Do what you like, be who you like. As long as you have pants...

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