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Time Out says

"Wait, what do you mean the food?" Cakeshop has given birth to a chill younger brother with great taste in music and it cooks too. 
Born on May 2nd, the creators of your favorite underground dance club have decided to open up Pistil for those that have grown out of crowded parties and lines, but still have an appreciation for music. While not a club per se, Pistil is a lounge and bar where people can still dance should they be so inclined. Although musically different from Cakeshop, Pistil boasts as superb of a DJ line-up as its older brother. Bringing in names like Resident Advisor Barcelona TÂCHES and respected Detroit label marker Terrence Parker in their first month, expect sounds here to be closer to alternative electronic and deep house. 
And yes, there is food. Unlike its predecessor, there is more of a focus on drinks and food. They offer a menu that will vary from season to season but has a much buzzed about collection of baos and fried finger snacks. Kitchen closes at midnight but cocktails are, of course, available all night long. Their cocktails are actually good, not your average "drink to get drunk" kind of stuff. For instance, the Blue Hawaiian isn't as sweet the average and leaves you with a bit of a kick anyways. 
While Pistil's the busiest weekend nights between midnight and three, they are launching a free Thursday series called "Thursday Magazine" which is sure to much frequented by those that care less about being hungover on Friday mornings. 
Remember the people that first hung out at Cakeshop before all the hype? You can find them at Pistil, too. This is the place where the music-forward in Seoul hang out. Don't be the last one here.


130-30 iteawondong
Itaewon Station (Line 6) exit 4
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