Seoul Jazz Bars

You probably wouldn't expect to find that many jazz bars in Seoul, but they do exist like little underdog nightlife spots in Seoul! Although they're not so easy to spot, they're very popular. Mostly located in basements, inside anonymous buildings or hotels - like little hidden gems of the city.

Unlike wine bars and clubs in Seoul, jazz bars are not confined to certain areas of Seoul. They can be found all over the city. Some of the best are located where you would least expect it - in humble basements near little known subway stations. We've picked out some of the best and most famous jazz bars in Seoul.

J.J. Mahoney's

J.J. Mahoney's Itaewon, Seoul Metropolitan City

J.J. Mahoney's is a one of a kind entertainment bar and lounge combining nostalgic warmth with contemporary interior design. Located inside Grand Hyatt and probably the most famous Jazz bar in Seoul.

Live Jazz Club

Live Jazz Club Daehangno, Seoul Metropolitan City

Korean and International jazz artists play here. It takes a bit of navigating to locate this jazz club, but after some meandering, you'll find yourself smack dab in front of it.

All That Jazz

All That Jazz Itaewon, Seoul Metropolitan City

A fixture on the Seoul jazz scene for over 30 years, top local musicians regularly perform here. Besides beer, you can order frozen cocktails, wines and even dinner.

Once In A Blue Moon

Once In A Blue Moon Apgujeong, Seoul Metropolitan City

Seoul’s best-known jazz bar is situated in upmarket Apkujong and has live music nightly ranging from original jazz to modern variants. Food and cocktails named after famous musicians are available.


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