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Nightlife Itaewon
3 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

This is the bar that brought the once-exclusively-Cheongdam-style high-end bars to Itaewon. Though everything is brand spanking new, they certainly splurged indulgently on making the place look every bit the vintage, old, tradition-filled European bar. The high ceiling, the long circular bar at the center, the many sparkling light fixtures atop the bar... everything is really as glamorous as the name promises. It's also known as the spot where young gentlemen in suits and professional career-minded individuals come to meet well-heeled fancy women. But on weekends, the crowd lined up all the way in front of the aleyway changes completely. These are the generically beautiful fashionistas that have come to symbolize Gangnam. The place draws a crowd even on weekdays, and the atmosphere works fine for a simple cocktail as well, which means truckloads of people come for a quick pick-me-up after work. The DJ is keenly aware of the vibe, and chooses the sexiest sounds befitting the venue. There is a dress code: Shirts with hoods are not allowed, and the only T-shirts allowed are PK shirts, the kind with collars. Fedoras are allowed, but caps aren't. Consider yourself warned.


Venue name: Glam
Address: 26, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil
Opening hours: Sun–Wed 7pm–3am, Thu 7pm–3:30am, Fri–Sat 7pm–5am
Transport: Itaewon Station (Line 6), exit 1
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Average User Rating

1 / 5

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Pretentious and washed up.  Staff mostly play with their smart phones instead of serving drinks.  This bar targets local customers, so the service standard and atmosphere are sub-par.  Standing room only.  When it first opened there were interesting people going here, but now it is just another cookie cutter Itaewon Korean bar.