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An evening out with Korean friends usually starts with dinner and drinks and ends at one of Seoul's singing rooms, or norebang, where the booze flows as freely as the lyrics to Sinatra’s “My Way.” If everything goes well, you’ll arrive home in time to watch the sun rise.

Seoul Nightlife

Circle Super Club

Don’t even try to get in until you’ve mastered the art of looking chic while appearing as if you don’t care. The sexually-charged atmosphere inside is fueled by evocative stage shows and pole dancing.

91-2 Donggung Town; Chungdamdong, 011-82-2-546-5933
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy

Circle Super Club

Don’t even try to get in until you’ve mastered the art of looking chic while appearing as if you don’t care. The sexually-charged atmosphere inside is fueled by evocative stage shows and pole dancing.

91-2 Donggung Town; Chungdamdong, 011-82-2-546-5933
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy

Club Answer

Are you cool enough to party with the privileged at Gangnam’s latest hot spot? Those who make it in to this ultra-modern, neon-hued club can dance til dawn to the electronic beats of international DJs. Geeks and nerds need not apply.

125-16 Cheongdam-dong, 011-82-2-548-1175, www.clubanswer.co.kr
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy | open late

Club Answer

Are you cool enough to party with the privileged at Gangnam’s latest hot spot? Those who make it in to this ultra-modern, neon-hued club can dance til dawn to the electronic beats of international DJs. Geeks and nerds need not apply.

125-16 Cheongdam-dong, 011-82-2-548-1175, www.clubanswer.co.kr
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy | open late

Gecko's Terrace

This multi-level watering hole opposite Itaewon’s Hamilton Hotel is a popular destination for thirsty expats and US soldiers looking for a decent selection of imported beer, billiard tables and the chance to hook up.

128-5 Itaewon-dong (Suway line 6 exit #1), 011-82-2-749-9425, www.geckosterrace.com
Tags: nightlife | moderate | local favorite | billiards

Gecko's Terrace

This multi-level watering hole opposite Itaewon’s Hamilton Hotel is a popular destination for thirsty expats and US soldiers looking for a decent selection of imported beer, billiard tables and the chance to hook up.

128-5 Itaewon-dong (Suway line 6 exit #1), 011-82-2-749-9425, www.geckosterrace.com
Tags: nightlife | moderate | local favorite | billiards

O'Kims Irish Pub and Sports Bar

Bankers and brokers congregate nightly in this so-called “Irish” pub (besides the Guinness, it’s about as Irish as Korean BBQ) to commiserate or celebrate the day’s market activities.

Westin Chosun Hotel, Sogong-dong, 011-82-2-317-0388, twc.echosunhotel.com/english/Restaurant/okims.asp
Tags: family | nightlife | expensive

O'Kims Irish Pub and Sports Bar

Bankers and brokers congregate nightly in this so-called “Irish” pub (besides the Guinness, it’s about as Irish as Korean BBQ) to commiserate or celebrate the day’s market activities.

Westin Chosun Hotel, Sogong-dong, 011-82-2-317-0388, twc.echosunhotel.com/english/Restaurant/okims.asp
Tags: family | nightlife | expensive

Rocky Mountain II

When it opened, Rocky Mountain II entered Hongik University’s crowded bar scene. The popular tavern builds on Canadian themes—expect NHL games broadcast on screens behind the bar and around the room, Korean ladies practicing English, and Canucks.

Subway Line 2 Sangsu Station, exit 2, Mobile: 010-6479-8445, www.rockymountaintavern.com
Tags: budget | nightlife | local favorite

Rocky Mountain II

When it opened, Rocky Mountain II entered Hongik University’s crowded bar scene. The popular tavern builds on Canadian themes—expect NHL games broadcast on screens behind the bar and around the room, Korean ladies practicing English, and Canucks.

Subway Line 2 Sangsu Station, exit 2, Mobile: 010-6479-8445, www.rockymountaintavern.com
Tags: budget | nightlife | local favorite

Top Cloud Bar

Trek up to the romantic, candle-lit bar on the 33rd floor of the Jongno Tower for superb night views of downtown Seoul.

1-1 Jongo 2-ga; Subway Line 1 to Jonggak Station, exit 3, 011-82-2-2230-3000, www.shilla.net
Tags: romance | nightlife | smart splurge | views | trendy

Top Cloud Bar

Trek up to the romantic, candle-lit bar on the 33rd floor of the Jongno Tower for superb night views of downtown Seoul.

1-1 Jongo 2-ga; Subway Line 1 to Jonggak Station, exit 3, 011-82-2-2230-3000, www.shilla.net
Tags: romance | nightlife | smart splurge | views | trendy

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