In addition to the bars and nightclubs located inside major hotels, there are many nightspots in Seoul.
The area around Hongik University is filled with unique cafes, bars, and clubs featuring live performances by underground artists. Likewise, Sinchon, around Yonsei University, assumes a whole new life at night when cafes, pubs and karaoke places are packed with college students and young office workers who are attracted by its cheaper prices.
Itaewon, a popular shopping destination among foreigners, has long been famous for the nighttime scene. There are many restaurants serving cuisine from different countries. Theme clubs here also cater to foreigners.
The area around Gangnam Station is always packed with people looking for a place for a drink after work. There are numerous pubs, cafes and karaoke rooms in the area.
Apgujeong-dong area features more posh entertainment. Night owls sporting the latest in fashion flock here to spend the evening at the area¡¯s cafes, restaurants, clubs and karaoke rooms.
The Sheraton Walker Hill Casino is the only casino in Seoul. The casino features Baccarat machines, Blackjack tables and 100 slot machines. There are also roulette and big wheel games.
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Dress Code: casual or formal, whichever you wear........... as long as you are ready to absorb the party atmosphere, you are just all set!!! So go and have it all!!!
The one and only live blues club in all of Korea! If you really crave awesome live blues, you gotta check out Friday or Saturday nights here! Tried to upload a picture for you, but the server wasn't having it :(
Dress Code: Come as you are! Tell 'em Robin sent you!
Seoul is bright and busy most hours of the day, evening and early dawn. Koreans do not spend a great deal of time in one locale; instead they move from place to place. Your group may start playing billiards, then off to dinner, then singing, then to a cafe, then to a nightclub, and who knows where else? Each of the following neighborhoods have a bit of the above activities: SHINCHON/E-DAE (near Yonsei and Ewha Women's Universities); MYUNGDONG, CHONG-NO, INSADONG (Central Seoul); DAEHAKNO (University Street, Hyehwa Subway Stop); KANGNAM (Southern Seoul, including Apkujong-dong--this area is more expensive than others); and I'm sure I'm missing other parts of the city. Also, there are 2 areas in Seoul, Mia-dong and Chongnyangni, where prositution & brothels plentifully exist. I hear the girls get younger and younger. Korean citizens can't gamble, so explains underground gamling. Non-Koreans can go to Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel (and probably other establishments) and play black jack or the slot machines. If you do choose to go, remember to bring your passport.
Dress Code: Certain nightclubs have a dresscode. These clubs tend to have a 'minimum' order per person and can be selective as to who can or can't enter. Other clubs (e.g. 'rock cafe' - a casual dance club) have no code. Ask before going.