Bars

These are the best bars in Seoul: from cocktail dens to lounges, rooftop destinations and more.

Where to drink traditional Korean alcohol in Seoul
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Where to drink traditional Korean alcohol in Seoul

Try it all: Moonbaeju, which doesn’t list pear in its ingredients yet exudes notes of it. Hamyang Solsongju, made with pine needles and redolent of the deep mountains. Gosori-sul, brewed from the best Jeju Island millet. 

The ultimate guide to bars in Seoul
Bars

The ultimate guide to bars in Seoul

"Mul-i jotda:" the crowd is sexy and the standards are high. 

Must-see creative bars in Seoul
Bars

Must-see creative bars in Seoul

There are bars where you can relive your Bali getaway fantasies in a basement. 

The best beer bars and pubs in Seoul
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The best beer bars and pubs in Seoul

Canadian-owned Craftworks was instrumental in kicking off the craft beer craze of today.

The best gay bars in Seoul
LGBT

The best gay bars in Seoul

The community may be a bit smaller but it's full of young and interesting people.

Where to go on a date

Classy bars for a fancy night out
Bars

Classy bars for a fancy night out

At Speakeasy Mortar, there is no sign—and you can't even open the door yourself.

Best hotel bars in Seoul
Hotels

Best hotel bars in Seoul

These hotel bars can actually be cheaper if you go during happy hour.

Five divinely romantic wine bars in Seoul
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Five divinely romantic wine bars in Seoul

A cozy, classic atmosphere with dim glow of lights and a slight touch of quirkiness.

Seoul's awesome lounge bars for a night of cozy fun
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Seoul's awesome lounge bars for a night of cozy fun

Expect extravagant cocktails involving flowers, ice, candles and firecrackers.

Best bars by neighborhood

Best bars in Itaewon
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Best bars in Itaewon

Head to PP Seoul for tropical drinks made with real mangos and guavas.

Best bars in Hongdae
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Best bars in Hongdae

Sip on a "zombie shot" at Noneun Zombie and a group of zombies will appear out of nowhere.

Best bars in Gangnam
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Best bars in Gangnam

From the fanciest bars to warm izakayas, the neighborhood offers a wide choice.

The best bars in Busan
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The best bars in Busan

Including the vanguard leading the whisky bar revolution.