Seoul is a huge city with a diverse range of bars to choose from. Deciding on which places to check out can be a daunting task for anyone unfamiliar with the city, so take a look at this guide to help direct you to some of the finest watering holes in the South Korean capital.
If live jazz music is your thing, then this is one place that you’ll want to visit in Seoul. The bar covers three floors, each featuring a different musical genre. Based on the Blue Moon bars in the US, Once in a Blue Moon provides a romantic and intimate setting where local musicians can unleash their creativity in front of an appreciative audience. They also serve French, Mexican and local cuisine. The quality of the food is high and the service is second to none.
WooBar a very sleek, modern and stylish open-space lounge bar which is popular with a young crowd. There is a live DJ every night and you are spoiled for choice when it comes to the wine and spirit selection. Behind the bar is an interactive art display, and the bar also happens to be the longest in Korea, stretching a full 18 meters. A very cool place all round that aims to woo the soul, hence the name.
If you’re in the mood for sampling some Italian wine in a cozy setting, then the Noxa Lounge should be right up your alley. Italian-style cuisine is also on the menu and the staff pride themselves on their Cosmopolitan cocktails, which they say are the best in the city. You’ll have to sample one yourself to see whether you agree.
This surprisingly tranquil oasis can be found in the heart of Seoul’s busy upmarket Gangnam District. Here you will find a North American atmosphere complemented by numerous beers that have been imported from the United States and Canada. Well worth a visit if you’re in the mood for a distinctly non-Korean evening.
Big Rock, B1F, 818-8, Yeoksam-dong, Seoul, South Korea, +82 2-539-6650
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