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Best Bars in Seoul | 7 Bars You Have To Try In Korea

Looking for a bar to check out in Seoul? Here's a list of some of our favorite bars in Seoul!

Jaycie Kim
2 months ago

Seoul's nightlife is something you have to experience during your Korea trip. Nightlife and drinking culture is a huge part of Korean society and culture, so you can find a huge variety of bars to check out. Here's a list of 7 bars in Seoul that you have to check out!


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7 Bars in Seoul to Check Out

1. Cinderella Bar | Seongsu

Cinderella Bar is a hidden cocktail bar that creatively reimagines the history of Seongsu's Handmade Shoe Street with the concept of Cinderella's glass slipper workshop. 

The soft lighting and dim atmosphere of the interior give the impression of stepping into a fairy tale! You can sit at the bar or at a table.

What's special about Cinderella Bar is that their signature cocktail holders have a luxurious design reminiscent of high-end shoes. The beautiful shoe designs are perfect for photos! Click on the link below to purchase the Creatrip voucher worth 30,000 KRW for just 18,000 KRW!

Cinderella BarㅣSeongsu Speakeasy Cocktail Bar

Address: 289-247, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 성수동2가 289-247

2. Zoo Sindang | Sindang

Zoo Sindang is another popular hidden bar in Seoul that serves cocktails based on the 12 Zodiac signs! The entrance is very daunting and borderline scary, but once you see the beautiful interior, you'll forget all about it!

The inside has quite a contrast from the exterior, with plants and colored lights decorating the ceiling amongst a traditional Korean setting. 

The signature cocktails can be ordered according to the corresponding Zodiac sign for your birth year, but don't feel like you're limited to a specific zodiac sign. Try whatever you want! There are also lots of delicious food options to pair with your drinks.

Address: 411 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 411

3. Glam Lounge | Itaewon

If you're looking for more upbeat party vibes, we recommend Glam Lounge. You can experience a more fun atmosphere and curated playlists by DJs on Fridays and Saturdays!

Upon entering, you will see a very luxurious and classic interior. The stylish modern interior is definitely an eye-catcher!

There's a wide variety of cocktails and food, so you feel free to experiment, or ask the bartenders for recommendations! It can get quite crowded on weekends, so if you want to secure a table, make a reservation on Creatrip:

Popular Lounge Bar in ItaewonㅣGlam Lounge

Address: 26 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 이태원로 27가길 26

4. Pung New | Sindang

For a unique fusion of traditional Korean and modern design, check out Pung New! It's a great dinner spot and perfect to start your night out with the first round of drinks.

If you sit at the bar, you'll get a welcome drink floated to you on this little stream. Isn't that so cool? The bar seats are most popular, so we recommend getting there early to secure a spot if you want to experience this!

They have a selection of fusion Korean dishes as well, and they pair greatly with the drink selection. Check out our blog for an English translation of the menu and a full review!

Pung New | Blog Review

Address: 10-3 Toegye-ro 70-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 퇴계로 70길 10-3

5. Bar Cham | Seochon

Credit: Catch Table

Out of Asia's 50 Best Bars, Bar Cham is ranked #13 as of 2023! The exterior has a Hanok design, which is reminiscent of traditional Korean architecture.

Credit: Catch Table

The interior is just as beautiful, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a chill, relaxed evening with a small group of friends or a significant other.

Credit: Catch Table

The bartenders at Bar Cham all have extensive experience and the cocktails you can get here are super unique, using a base of Korean spirits and local ingredients with a modern twist. Check it out if you can!

Address: 34 Jahamun-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 7길 자하문로 34

6. Knocker Upper | Yongsan

Knocker Upper is an English-style bar located in Yongridan-gil that has been gaining lots of attention lately for its unique concept and great menu!

The interior is very cozy and they have a wide selection of alcoholic beverages including wine, champagne, whiskey, and cognac. They also have different DJs come in on Fridays and Saturdays!

They are most well-known for the Sparkling Wine Tower, but the food is also delicious! We recommend this bar if you're looking for a unique, fun bar to hangout at. Plus, you can get two glasses of sparkling pink wine for free with the Creatrip Pass! Get it in the link below:

[NEW] Creatrip Pass 3rd Edition (Limited Quantity) | Seoul

Address: 84-6 Hangangno-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용선구 한강로동 84-6

7. Furoa | Myeongdong

Furoa operates as a cafe during the day and transforms into a bar at night, allowing you to experience different vibes during the day and night. 

The interior is set with dim lights and flickering candles, giving the space a romantic ambience, perfect for a date night!

The cocktail menu features classic choices, enhanced by unique cocktails inspired by Korean ingredients, as well as desserts. Definitely check it out, and be sure to get the Myeongdong Pass for a discount here and at many other popular spots! You can also make a reservation using the link below:

Furoa | Myeongdong Cafe 

Myeongdong Pass | Food & Beverage Discount Package

Address: 52, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 명동 8가길 52


Looking for a local friend to enjoy a drink or two with during your trip to Korea? Check out these TourMate programs where you can meet up with a local!

[TourMate] Hottest pocha & pub tour in Hongdae 

[TourMate] Korean Traditional Wine (Makgeolli) Tour | Hongdae

[TourMate] Sunset Han River Picnic & Chimaek Experience


We hope this list helps you find a nice bar to check out while you're visiting Korea! If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at help@creatrip.com. You can follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitter, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea!

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