Making a list for the best nightlife for your Seoul itinerary? Put Itaewon nightlife somewhere top on that list with Hongdae. Like any other neighborhood area in Seoul, Itaewon also has a lot to offer to tourists. You can enjoy a range of experiences here in Itaewon Seoul during the day. But as the sun falls asleep, it turns out to be an altogether different place for tourists. The region is often known for its multi-national vibes because of the fact that it is home to a major chunk of expats in Seoul. The region is brimming with an altogether different culture during the night. There are hip and interesting spots where not just locals but tourists also love to spend their time in Itaewon at night. In this post, I have covered some of the best spots where you should look to go while exploring Itaewon nightlife. So, enjoy the list!
Table of Contents
- 1 Club UN
- 2 Gecko’s Terrace
- 3 Route 66
- 4 Prost and Glam
- 5 The Wolfhound Irish Pub and Restaurant
- 6 Enjoy Street Food
- 7 Hamilton Shopping Mall
Club UN is undoubtedly one of the best clubs in Itaewon and is one of the most highly rated Itaewon clubs not just amongst locals but international tourists as well. If you want to spend your night amidst dim and pleasant music with no party vibes, then this is the right place for you to be while on a South Korean nightlife tour in Itaewon, Seoul. The ambiance is perfect for those peace lovers and the prices of drinks are quite reasonable and can fit under your budget.
127-2 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sunday to Saturday from 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM
If you are looking for an ideal hangout place in the Itaewon area during the night, then Gecko’s Terrace is the perfect bet. The place remains dotted with oodles of expats. They have a bar that sells a wide range of drinks and trust me, you would love to try some. Since the place remains packed with expats, you can talk with some about their experience and living in Seoul.
128-5 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sunday to Thursday from 10:30 AM to 1:00 AM, and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 AM to 3:00 AM
Route 66 is probably one of the most popular hideouts where a large chunk of people visit during the night time. After all, such is the compelling charm of this place. This is basically an American bar which I am sure you wouldn’t want to miss while on an Itaewon nightlife tour in South Korea. Their menu consists of a wide range of delicious pizzas, sandwiches, subs, fries, and wings that go best with their craft beer (if you drink it) or long island ice teas ( for those who don’t drink beer). Along with dining, drinks, and darts, you can also dance at this place on weekends. They have live music, quiz nights and dancing on special days. If you are with your friends, then indeed you will make the most of this place. Even if you’re on a solo trip, then also you have fun at this place.
72-32 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sunday to Saturday from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Prost and Glam
For all the socialites and party lovers, Prost and Glam is the perfect spot to enjoy your time in Itaewon during the night. It is a pub where you can see visitors mostly young and stylish Koreans. You can indulge in a conversation and learn about Seoul and South Korea from them. Inside this pub, there are a number of bars, one of which is called Glam. Glam is probably one of the best Itaewon bars I visited in Seoul. The bar is altogether a different venue inside of this place and is more upscale. While being here, you can enjoy a wide range of alcohol, even the most expensive ones.
26 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sunday to Thursday from 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Friday and Saturday from 7:00 PM to 5:30 PM
The Wolfhound Irish Pub and Restaurant
If you are an Irish, then surely this place would feel like home to you on your Seoul nightlife tour. But if you are not, then it doesn’t matter, a visit to this place will still be fun and appealing like for an Irish person. Since it is Irish, you can expect to catch all international rugby matches here at this restaurant cum pub. It is situated on two levels with plenty of TV screens where you can watch rugby matches. Besides, there is also a pool table along with darts for all those who’re interested in playing pub games. Not just the fun aspect, but this place is also known for its wide range of delicacies which also include some Irish ones. They also have Korean beers that go well with the food they serve. The best part about this place is that it remains open till early morning. So, you can have all that fun while most of the people in Seoul are sleeping and snoring.
128-6 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu | Paemgseong-eup, Seoul, South Korea
Sunday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Enjoy Street Food
No nightlife in Seoul is completed without exploring the Korean food culture. Like any other neighborhood in Seoul, Itaewon is also dotted with tons of food stalls that serve some delectable and cheap Korean food. These stalls can be found right across the street from the pubs. However, if compared to the cheap eats in Myeongdonhg, Hongdae, Gangnam or any other region, you will not find many popular food joints in Itaewon. Still, you can rely on them for delicious tastes.
Hamilton Shopping Mall
I am assuming, you must be expecting an Itaewon shopping tour on this nightlife expedition, right? If so, then this is the right place to be. Hamilton Shopping Mall is one of the top shopping centers in Itaewon, South Korea. It is located right next to the Hamilton Hotel in the heart of Itaewon. The mall sprawls on four floors. Here you can find a wide range of products ranging from cheap clothes, small gadgets, and souvenirs to take back home for friends and family. However, do not dare to make a mistake by assuming that shopping in Hamilton Shopping Mall is just restricted to these. There is much more to buy from this place.
179 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sunday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Whether this is your first trip to Seoul or you have visited earlier, you cannot skip Itaewon bars and clubs. Itaewon and Hongdae are known to offer some of the lesser-known, yet the interesting experiences to tours, its vibrant nightlife is just one of them. So, make sure you make the most of it!