Anyone who doesn't know of the Hard Rock Cafe world franchise was probably born while I was writing this so it would not do me any good to tell you what sort of place this is. Unlike most franchises though, the Hard Rock organization lets each general manager tailor it's staff and entertainment to suit the tastes of the local clientel. Patrick Ong, general manager Seoul, has done an outstanding job here. The staff is from all over the world to better fit the cosmopolitan area that is Kangnam; not just Korea and they are all multilingual. The food is great and some the best cocktails to be had in Seoul can be found here. You can go as cheap as a 5000 won mug of OB draft all the way up to a bottle 30 year old Ballentine's for a measley 1,300,000 won!
Some of the best live music to be had in Seoul can be found here every night after 9pm except on Mondays. Bring your dancing shoes and Cuban cigars and relax in an atmosphere that may remind of late nights in Spain or San Paulo if you are not careful.
Dress Code: You will be equally confortable and equally treated here whether you are wearing Armani or Levi's. Everyone feels and is treated like a friend here.
The Drug Club is not really a club at all but a spray painted basement. It's a small alcohol/ drug free venue where up and coming Korean rock/ punk groups play. Crying Nut started out here as well as others. It's quite an experience and well worth the price of admission. This is Seoul's underground scene.
note: concerts are usually early like 6:30 early so depending on whosse playing you should arrive before that.
Dress Code: There were suits there were suspenders there were plaid skirts and pants and there were Roots sweat shirts...
Sound Holic is a pretty happening place for koreans to hang out and listen to korean rock bands. I had no clue what they were saying half the time but it was pretty good.
They did a few songs in english... But every one would always go wild when a band call cherry filter would come on stage.
Dress Code: koreans dress there best all the time... i saw a few people in suites???it can figure it out eather, i know it was a rock consert??
nice place ,friendly english speaking staff
live philippino band , doing the usual rock oldies ,the atmosphere is not too wild
but if you want to be in a familiar setting this will be it
5000won for local beers
and the traditional HRC menu
the best feature about this place is the huge bar
Dress Code: no dress code,but koreans are normally well dressed
Big Electric Cat has live bands most nights of the week. The house band (and house drink) is called the Big Cat. Good place to hang with friends or meet ladies. It has a fair mix of Koreans and Westerners. During weekends, the place is usually filled with lots of people standing in the aisles!
This is a very small, hole-in-the-wall bar, so some nights it'll be crowded and others it'll be dead. Friday and Saturday are the busy nights, but we enjoyed coming here on weeknights as well, because it is just a comfortable place to relax with friends. And it is next door to other great spots like 3-Alley Pub and Scrooge's.
Tuesday is open mic night and it often gets some pretty good local talent. On Mondays the bar is closed.
The Korean girl (Choi Jung-Suk) who sings and DJs has a strong resemblance to Roy Orbison...
OK, so most people (including me) stay out of Iteawon but I have been known to hang out at Bar Nana - esp. when my mate Jimmy is play a few of his songs.
It's a very casual place - good crowd of people - normally empty of annoying US GIs.
Dress Code: Just come as you are.
BOTTOM LINE is recommendable place.
Since 1985, this place have been a haven for jazz geeks.
In early 1900's style building, you can enjoy playing on Every Friday,Saturday
You get off the DongIncheon Station, and take a walk for 15minutes,
Take a direction to Insung Girl's Highschool, then find Incheon branch of SCjeilbank,then look for Chinese restaurant JoongWhaRoo to see the signboard of this bar.
Otherwise take on a taxi, it cost you minimum fare only.
you can show driver this phone number for exact place: 032-766-8211
BOTTOM LINE JAZZBAR
Tel : +82-32-766-8211
Also every municipal bureaus are planning Jazz concert for people,
so you can dash to every websites!
One of the Annual International, being held in Korea is JARASUM jazz festival
please refer this page : http://www.jarasumjazz.com/
Hard Rock Cafe is taking over the world as we know it... Now there is a location in the Apgujeong-dong area of Seoul. If really must have your Hard Rock Cafe Seoul t-shirt to wear back home, stop by here. Otherwise, skip HRC and head to one of the hundreds of better places in the city that have a little unique character.
As of Jan 2007, the Hard Rock in Seoul is temporarily closed. Check their website for updates.
WOODSTOCK (02)-749-6034: This place has one of the finest house/cover bands around (LRD) as they often will take a well known song into an area never thought possible. The band is there EVERY day of the week at 10pm. Sunday usually hasn't any music, but on the first and third Sundays the club supports a true open mike presentation that is sponsored by SAN (Seoul Artist Network) and open to everyone that usually means an international array of musicians, poets, comics and sundry expressions of the muse, professional or otherwise. www.lancereegandiehl.com
Dress Code: No dress code. Come enjoy the music.
There are many nice cafes and restautants in here, ChungDam-Dong!
The name 'Once In a Blue Moon', 'BarBar', 'ZZYZX', 'S' are the most fancy bar!! From 8 pm to 12~1 am o'clock, you can enjoy very nice music, food and mood~ :) Also you can see very cool girls and guys, too~!!
But the price is little bit expensive. One glass of a cocktail is 10,000 ~ 12,000 won.
They are all in the block which is diagonally across the Gelleria Department store.
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