Four Live Club Meccas
Representing Hongdae’s indie clubs with its long history is this famous underground club, FF. Featuring an unrivaled line up in the previous years—that's included Guckkasten, Galaxy Express, Yellow Monsters, the Koxx, and DickPunks—Club FF takes the cake when it comes to live rock performances. But don't be surprised when the live performances are over and heavy flirtation begins, Club FF often has an all-you-can-drink hour that leads to a dance party.
Veloso opened its doors based on the simple love of listening to music. The club was first located on a second floor near the Hongdae parking lot where I stumbledin thinking it was a coffee shop but was pleasantly surprised to find a live club. Now it has moved to a bigger location named, Veloso Season 2. It’s a great spot to grab a beer and lose yourself inthe music.
Legendary Hongdae indie live club Free Bird reopened in 2014 in a larger and more colorful space with high ceilings The club hosts about 100 live performances every month and special parties every week. Free Bird only hosted rock and indie events but at Big Bird you can enjoy a more varied selection of artists.
For the last decade, Club Evans has served as home to Seoul’s jazz musicians as a promoter of young and innovative jazz artists. To facilitate their experimental scores, the club has its own recording studio and jazz academy. Jazz aficionados and novices can go and enjoy some great music in this laid back setting.