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The 10 Best Bars in Gangnam, Seoul

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Updated: 3 March 2017
Gangnam is one of the poshest areas in Seoul. It’s no surprise that it’s also a hotspot for premier nightlife and fun. Here’s a guide to the best bars in Gangnam.

Goose Island Brewhouse

Bar, North American, $$$
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If you are looking for an upscale brew in Seoul, be sure to head to Goose Island Brewhouse in Yeoksam-dong. While the prices are a little on the high end, the beer does not disappoint here. Guests have the choice between five types of drafts, 12 types of bottled beer, as well as options in cocktails and spirits. Moreover, there is a pretty decent food menu with anything from beer-battered calamari, chicken wings and salads.

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Once in a Blue Moon

Bar, Fusion, $$$
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Live jazz music does exist in Seoul – right here at Once in a Blue Moon. You might be even more surprised to learn that this type of venue is so popular in Seoul that the bar covers three entire floors, each with stages for local musicians to perform. Guests can enjoy the live music while having a mix of French, Mexican, and Korean snacks as well as wines, beers and cocktails of all kind.

음악만이 나에게 허락된 유일한 마약

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Mon - Tue:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Sat:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

Twelve Cheongdam

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Kwon Byeong-su, owner of Twelve Cheongdam, wanted to create a bar with a homey feel that, at the same time, serves classy and simple drinks. We sure are happy with the result. Twelve Cheongdam is a beautiful establishment that serves the usual drinks and food with a refined twist.

불금에 Non alchol 이라니 #청담 #청담트웰브 #청담twelve

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Mon - Fri:
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun:
7:00 pm - 4:00 am

SAHM

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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SAHM is a place where you can still find surprises. The crafty bartenders come up with new creations on the spot if you ask them for something different. Moreover, the vast collection of spirits and liquors is unlike any other in town. While SAHM is a small location, it’s a must-visit when looking for a good time in Gangnam.

#압구정 에서 #기네스 딱 한잔만 하고 여기는 ???

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Fundoori

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Being the first tandoori bar in South Korea, Fundoori makes for the perfect location for great food and drinks with friends. This is exactly what makes this location a winner among all other bars in the area: great Indian food paired with craft beers. On top of that, the ambience is magical!

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Le Chamber

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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This location is among Gangnam’s most sophisticated addresses. Whether you are a night owl or prefer to relax in the evenings, Le Chamber has something for everyone. The posh ambiance makes everyone feel special. The owners Eom Do-hwan and Lim Jae-jin have won several awards in bartending and give their heart and soul to offer their guests a splendid time out – night after night.

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Big Rock

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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If you are looking for a bar serving the best brews from North America, Big Rock is definitely your best bet. Expats in Seoul love Big Rock, as it gives them a sense of home in the middle of Seoul. On top of all that, prices are moderate and the drinks and food are delicious.

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Mikkeller Bar Seoul

Bar, North American, $$$
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Mon - Fri:
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun:
2:00 pm - 12:00 am

Bulldog Pub

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Locals and expats alike enjoy spending their nights at Bulldog Pub in Gangnam. The menu is varied and prices are reasonable for every budget. This location shows that you do not have to spend big bucks when in one of Seoul’s poshest areas.

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Alice

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Alice is a lounge bar with cozy sofas and hip architecture. The menu offers classic as well as experimental drinks and cocktails. The food at Alice is also worth mentioning. All in all, Alice is a posh location for those looking for an extravagant evening with friends.

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