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The brainchild of three American expats from Texas, Southside Parlor opened its doors in 2013 and is one of the best places in town for superb cocktails. Tucked away on the fourth floor of a building, this friendly spot though unmarked is a welcoming abode once inside. Antique leather sofas and cartoon posters set the tone of this bar. Board games, arcade games, live music and hookah are for added entertainment. Tipple on artisan cocktails that keeps on rotating. What sets them apart is that they make their own syrups, juices, tonic water and sodas. Even their food menu is innovative and tasty. Check out the vista from their terrace if weather permits.
Opened in 2012, Speakeasy Mortar is a hidden gem worth the find. It would be best to take along who is in the know. Once you are allowed through an unsigned door by a staff, this speakeasy bar's cozy confines is a cocktail and whiskey enthusiast's den. With an impressive list of single malt whiskeys and made-to-order cocktails by experienced bartenders, this place sure knows how to tipple their patrons well. Since WiFi and clicking photos is prohibited, a conversation over some fabulous drinks is highly encouraged at Speakeasy Mortar.
Perched on the 11th floor of the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square, The Griffin is a great place to unwind for the sophisticated traveler or elite local. This elegant bar has a cozy elegance to it with its wood panels and dim lighting. The heated terrace with fairy lights is one of the best spots in town to enjoy a drink and take in the vistas. The Griffin is known for its fabulous handcrafted cocktails such as Griffin Cinema, French Kiss, Bees Needs and Romantic Holiday. Besides this, the bar also has an extensive list of whiskeys and wines. Teetotalers can tipple on their non-alcoholic cocktails as well. Nosh on tasty bites. Listen to live piano music held nightly.
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Alice Cheongdam is an exquisite bar waiting to be found. Set in the affluent neighborhood of Cheongdam which is known for its brand luxury stores, you will miss the bunny sign if you aren't looking for it. Follow the vintage iron wrought entrance to a charming flower shop of the same name which leads you to an antique wooden door. Once you are past this doorway, you will enter the actual bar which is elegantly done up with chic British aesthetics and is dimly lit. You will find the rabbit impression on almost everything and an edition of the novel. Mysterious alleys and crannies lead to the bathrooms and private rooms. But it is not only its dramatic settings that has caught the fancy its visitors. Its exploratory cocktails are an ode to its decor. Get set to be dazzled by the theatrical presentation of their drinks and snacks.
Tucked away in a basement, Robin's Square is nothing what its trivial looking facade is. Dimly lit with cozy booths, the nattily dressed bartenders and impressive array of craft alcohol adorning its shelves are something you might not have expected. It is one of those places where drinks and conversations are encouraged. Fabulously crafted concoctions will impress cocktail aficionados. These include drinks like the Porma Dolce, Grapefruit Mojito, Honey Hemingway, Strawberry Mojito and Old Fashioned. Nibble on smoked meats and cheese to accompany your beverages.
Glamor, extravagance, and luxury are just a few of the words that could be used to describe the ambiance of this stylish bar & lounge. Located on the premises of the luxurious hotel, Grand Inter-Continental Seoul , Blush houses two separate bars, and five private rooms. The culinary selection for the Blush bar and lounge, as envisioned by our Executive Chef Ivan Susanj, contains a selection of very fine dishes created to match, complement, or contrast with the amazing cocktail collection.