Setting the trend a few years ago before rooftops were popular in Itaewon was Rooftop Bar (literally the name). Sitting above Sam Ryan's, Rooftop Bar, with its plastic furniture and lack of decor, is not much of a looker. Bar stools line the perimeter providing a bird's eyes view of stumbling partiers on the street. Large cafeteria style tables in the front make conversation with nearby strangers easy and seating's recently been added to the back, too. It's a “self bar” so drinks are shockingly cheap (640ml Tsingtao beers are 6,000 won), especially for Itaewon prices. They sell snacks but the extra-friendly staff doesn't mind ordering chicken for you either. Though the bar's dirt cheap, don't be surprised if you run into Seoul's elite here—everyone loves drinks for these prices.
|Venue name:||Gaja Changgo (Rooftop Bar)|
50, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 5pm–1am, Fri, Sat 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||Itaewon Station (Line 6), exit 1|