Samseongdong Bars and Lounges

The amount of lounges and especially bars in Seoul is immense. Some of the best bars and lounges can be found in Itaewon, downtown Seoul, Hongdae and Gangnam. Check these places to find a bar or lounge worth visiting!

Neighborhoods in Seoul all have a 'Meokjakolmok', which literally means food alley. In these alleys you'll find three-five storeys of neonlit bars and restaurants. Some neighborhoods with a large concentration of universities will have several streets lined up with restaurants, bars and lounges. And other areas such as Itaewon and Gangnam have up to one mile of bars and lounges on both sides of the street. It might be hard to choose, but on the other hand, you're never short of places to go out in Seoul, that's for sure! Some places do stand out and we have tried to select the ones which are especially popular with locals.

The Timber House

The Timber House Samseongdong, Seoul Metropolitan City

Popular with celebrities, this bar is located in the basement of Park Hyatt. The bar is designed by renowned Super Potato, who sourced most of their material from destroyed traditional hanok housing.

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge Samseongdong, Seoul Metropolitan City

Sky Lounge offers spectacular views over Seoul from 30 floors up in the CEOX Intercontinental Hotel. Cocktails and modern cuisine are on the menu, and there’s live music some nights.


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