Clubbing in Seoul, Korea – Tips, Advice



We are about to tell you guys ” How to enjoy night life in Seoul(Korea) best way ! “

I’ve been to 12 countries and 40 cities for clubbing (Including Ibiza, Las Vegas, etc)

I think all cities have a different club culture.

If you don’t know the culture, you will get embaressed or lost or mislead.


Difference between Hongdae & Itaewon & Gangnam

Seoul city is mainly devided into Hongdae & Itaewon & Gangnam area for clubbing.

All people have a different view, but this is how I describe.

And I think this is the first thing you should know, to choose the right club!


hongdae street


Hongdae ( Hong-ik university station line2 )

1.  Young ( average 22 years old ).

People are young in Hongdae area.

2. Extraordinary

All people have different style. Hip-hop&Casual&Dandy&Suit&Street

3. Group

People tend to move around in groups. And also dance together and drink together.



Itaewon ( Itaewon station line 6 )

1. Normal ( Average age 24 years old )

2. Foreign

There are many foreigners. Actually from the beginning,Itaewon was developed for foreigners. They have lot of Turkish restaurant, Greek restaurant, Arabic restaurant, etc.

3. Diverse

Not only there are multi-national restaurants, clubs have been also diversed.

Hiphop Lounge, Electro clubs, Tropical music, Reggae music, Deep-house, Tech house.

There are very diverse clubs you can find in Itaewon.


gangnam night street

Gangnam ( Gangnam station line2 )

1. Mature ( average age 26 )

People in Gangnam are quite older than Hongdae or Itaewon.

And Hongdae, Itaewon clubs have a strict age limit, But gangnam clubs are quite opened.

2. Luxurious & Modern

You might know about Gangnam becaus of PSY. Gangnam is one of the most expensive area (for the land price) in Korea. Of course, to maintain the profit, the places should be much more expensive than Hongdae or Itaewon.

Naturally, it becomes an expensive places.

(Tequila shot in Hongdae = 5,000 KRW in Gangnam = 10,000 KRW)

3. Major

The most Biggest club & The most expensive club & The most famous clubs.

These kind of places are all in Gangnam area.

4. Formal

People are more like Suit&Dress than a hip-hop & Street.

Of course there are hip-hop fashion too. But not that much.


General tips !

1. Bring the real passport ( copy of passport or other ID cards won’t work in some clubs )

2. Be aware of Age Limit

I went to many clubs around the world, and I was very surprised when I saw 30, 40 years old people were in the clubs. In Korea, normally age limit is 19~30 years old.

If you want to go to some place, check the age limit first before you decide to go.

3. Be aware of Dress Code

Some clubs are VERY STRICT to the dress code and your appearance. This is quite subjective, but you should try to look formal & proper. GUYS!!! Don’t wear a short pants even it’s very hot in summer.

4. Don’t forget you can enter some clubs for free, through our web-site.

We provide free-entrance to our partner clubs. Our partner clubs are one of the most biggest club, famous club, major clubs. They are with us to promote their names to the outcountries.

How to enter our partner clubs for free (Click here)


I hope it helped you to decide which area to go.

Now, try to find specific club you might want to go.

Clubs in Hongdae (Click here)

Clubs in Itaewon (Click here)

Clubs in Gangnam (Click here)

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