Soap Seoul is among the few underground clubs in town that is not into EDM. The eclectic beats of the DJ ranges anything from future bass to hip hop and anime music or as per the fancy of the DJ. But you can be sure of good beats that will make you want to dance away the night.
Opened in 2012, Magpie Brewing Co. is among the pioneer craft breweries in the country. Their flagship brew-pub in Itaewon is a must visit for those who love craft beers. Founded by beer enthusiasts, their creative beers are one of the best that you will find, making you realize their vital role in South Korea's craft beer evolution. Head to their bunker-style basement which is lit by lamps for some of their tap beers and pizzas. Or the Brew Shop which is more snug and offers beer tastings and sometimes brewing classes. This laid back spot besides serving their core beers also has seasonal ones. The Brew Shop hours differs from the basement. Its open daily from 3p to 11p. Live music and beer workshops are held regularly as well.
Opened in 2011, Maloney’s Pub & Grill is one of the best places in town to down draft beer and dig into fabulous burgers. Tipple on from any 12 beers on tap or from their extensive bottled beer list during happy hours or otherwise. Nosh on their famous burgers, sandwiches and their daily specials. Drop in for your late night hunger pangs or unwind over a few drinks, you will feel comfortable at this amiable watering hole.
If you are a true fan of EDM, then Vurt might intrigue you. Opened in 2014, its unlike the swanky or flashy clubs you will find in town. Dimly lit, this underground club's minimalist design is kept in mind for clubbers to groove to the enthralling techno beats. Listen to the beats of talented techno artists who will take underground music to the next level.
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.
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.
Take a step back from your hectic daily life, leave your worries behind and head to the Seoul Club's Centennial Bar for an evening amongst friends. You have to be at least 20 years old to enter, making this a place that delightfully free from the raucous energy of youth. Relax with a class of wine and a cigar at the deck overlooking the pool, and enjoy a view of the dazzling Namsan Tower. Apart from fine wine and spirits, the Centennial Bar also offers a selection of the choicest sandwiches, pastas, salads and snacks to satiate your hunger. Comedy nights at the Centennial Bar are especially popular as are the Wine Club meetings.
Seoul Ludens is a delightful mix between an upscale lounge and a grungy, hipster bar. Fresh flowers, tea-lights and candelabras mingle with bare bulbs, wine bottle vases and comfy couches. The DJ spins the latest tunes from his corner, while guests enjoy a view of the Seoul N Tower from the window. From the menu choose between well-crafted cocktails, beer and wine, alongside crackers, pizza, sandwiches and other delicious bites. The vibe is electric, yet laid-back, attracting an eclectic clientele.
Beer, sports and pizza - Bonny's has everything you need to enjoy a rollicking good time. This cheerful little pizza pub has been around for a long time with no sighs of it slowing down now. Browse through the "beer bible" for info on the bar's extensive selection of beers and ciders from around the world. With over 100 bottled and draft beers to choose from, you are sure to be spoiled for choice. Piled high with delicious toppings, the pizzas served at Bonny's are made using dough that is prepared fresh daily before being baked to perfection. Downstairs, sporting events of every kind from all around the world are screened, attracting a lively bunch of fans. From cricket, football and rugby, to golf, tennis and baseball, no sport is left behind. Lively, cheerful and friendly, Bonny's is the perfect place to hangout with pals and fellow sports fans.
One of the best vinyl bars in town, Golmok, Vinyl&Pub is also among the first of its kind in the nation when it opened its doors in 2013. Tucked away near a CU convenient store, it is set on the second floor of a building in an alley. Cramped with more than 12000 vinyl records, their DJs play a variety of music that will make you want to groove. Tipple on drinks and enjoy the tunes. They also host live gigs at times.