when you wanna go clubbing in Seoul, head to Hongdae they say. it’ll be fun. I am 20 this year. and I still think Hongdae is a little too young for me. but I am known for having an old soul. it’s unless you go with a group of friends, or else you can mingle with the young crowd. they wear.. sneakers, pants, flat shoes TO THE CLUB. mm hmm. no joke. it’s rare to find hot guys too. girl’s are decent though.

in Hongdae, one of the most popular should be Cacoon. there, you’d find 3 or 4 levels of crazy clubbers dancing to themselves. and as you walk through the crowd the guys would put their hands up as if you’re pointing a gun at them just to prove that they are not molesting you. well, it’s pretty damn crowded that’s for sure. but the thing I don’t like as much there is probably because quite a number of people there.. their dance moves. it’s……. all the same. they are like robots. it looks more as if like they are trying to be cool but.. phailed. not saying this applies to all. but a portion is already funny to see.but the good thing about it is on Friday and Sat, free Tequila’s for all girls! and as foreigners, just show them your passport and get a 5,000won discount. normal price’s 20,000won. then, there’s NB (Noise Basement). it’s a Hip Hop club. not sure what it’s like but since Kate said she met some Big Bang member there you might wanna drop by. but what I heard from my schoolmates here is that you pay money to get squished inside. because it’s literally to crowded to even move. hmm.

but a few weeks ago, I went out with a Malaysian friend for the first time and we went on a spontaneous club hopping trip wth. haha.

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he first brought me to the huge, and the best. Octagon in Gangnam. the entry fee is crazy. 30,000won. (but go in before 11 and it’s 10,000won. except it’s gonna be boring before 11.) and you gotta pay extra like more than double the price I think to get in VIP. I’m not sure because my friend knows the manager or something. so we got in free =3. but since you’re a foreigner, just get in and have fun for once. seriously. it’s really really huge. and pretty. it looks more like a vintage cage inside but not in a bad way. can’t take pictures but you can google for “octagon seoul” and a whole lot will pop out. there’s a swimpool inside too with Russian models swimming and dancing inside sometimes.

but what I like about Octagon is the mood inside and the crowd. you can see most people are actually enjoying inside. and also I heard that their music system is as good as it can get already. they play electromusic. but when I was there, there was some loner guy who was just dancing alone next to girls he don’t know. he didn’t touch or try to talk to them but just dancing NEAR them. alone. that was pretty creepy other than that it was fun. music was good. alcohol’s crazy expensive inside. 10,000won to 15,000won for ONE GLASS.

I haven’t told you the best part yet though..

THERE ARE PLENTY OF HOT GUYS AND GIRLS! I think it’s because it’s Gangnam (rich people’s area. Beverly Hills of Korea they said). the people there are literally hot. no joke. even though they have plastic surgery perhaps top to toe but they are still perfect eye candies.

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a super scary picture of me haha. inside the lift in Octagon. yes there is a lift. it links the VIP area and the normal dance floor.

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this lousy picture is one that I took secretly with my phone hahahah. but oh well, just to show you a littttttttttle.

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after party. haha.

and be reminded that you cannot wear a suit, hiphop clothing, slippers, training suits or slippers to go in =3.

to get to Club Octagon, Seoul, take a taxi from Gangnam station to get to Newhilltop Hotel.

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we then headed to Club Ellui @ Hotel Ellui, Gangnam. to get there, just take a taxi as well. haha.

it’s one of the most famous I guess. as it fits the younger and older generation all together while Octagon’s more of a high-class club. Ellui’s dance floor is SUPER wide. and the DJ’s deck elevates. it’s quite cool. on the left side (cannot see in pic pfft) it’s all brick walls and it’s kind of pretty. they have a white room (for you to chill basically. with less noisy songs) and a black room (quite gangster the people innit =X). crowd’s fine here. better than Cacoon but definitely not as good as Octagon. but most people I know here have never been to Octagon but instead they always come here. there must be a reason for it! maybe cheaper booze. hmm.

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dropped by Club Holic but didn’t go in. there are a lot of girls you can take home here I heard. the poster outside looked insane to me.

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this. there was some FREE HUGS event going on inside. a little too intimate for me. anyway we then walked to the Club 88 just a few minutes away.

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Double Eight (Club 88), which is underground and quite small in my opinion. but you’d find the sluttiest girls here I guess. there were many girls “looking” for a companion when I was there. and they have hugeeeeeeeee boobs. HUGEEEEEEEE. the speciality of this club is that it shoots fire in the middle of the party. so you’d experience a “HOT” party. hehe. but I didn’t like this club so much cause some guy slapped my butt there pfft.

both Club Holic and Club 88 is at Sinsa-dong. it’s walking distance from Sinsa subway station exit 1. directly outside there should be Club Phantom, walk 2minutes more and you should see Club 88 and another 3 minutes Club Holic. there are a lottttttt of clubs there really.

Club Holic is now Club Cubic and Club 88 is now a booking club for old people apparently D=.

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there’s another band on my other hand. =P. rhymes!

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that night was also my first time at Apgujeong. this is the Redeo Street.

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I guess this shop can really symbolize Redeo Street because if you search for the street on the visit Korea webpage, you’ll see this and when I saw it last time I thought “wow, what a unique design! must go there one day!” haha.

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we got out at like 5am zomg. it’s madness. I’ve never been to so many clubs in a night before. but my friend been to 11 in a night before as a challenge. he’s insane. haha. this Mandu (dumpling) shop opens 24 hours. pretty sure it’s to cater the clubbers hehe.

UPDATE : 1st January 2013

HELLO! I’m now here for almost a year and I’ve been to clubs a LITTLE bit more. just a little. and also to sum things up a bit since the post might be confusing if you do not read it all. I’ll just sum things up based on my own experience and my friend’s experience. so here goes! (not all clubs are included, only those that I’ve heard of. =))

GANGNAM AREA
1. Octagon
super high end club. this club was my favourite and is still my favourite. it’s where the people with class go to. they do not dance like secondary kids and heck I love DJ KOO whom’s a regular there. they have an event like almost every time and DJ’s as famous as Skillrex have DJ-ed there before. if you want to see pretty girls/handsome guys. this is the place for you to go. I’d say, even if you don’t club, just go in and gawk at the people there. they are such eye candies you’d never regret every single dime you spend to get in it. they are also said to have one of the best sound system in Asia!
cover charge : 10,000won before 11; 30,000won after; 10,000won after 4am (check site. price might vary on big events.) includes 1 glass of drink.
cost of average drink : 10,000won
cost of average bottle : 300,000won
how to get there : get off at Hakdong Station 학동역 (line 7) exit 4, stick to the same side of the road and walk up the slope for 5 minutes. it will be on your right. OR get off at Yoksam Station 역삼역 (line 2) exit 6, same side of the road, walk straight for 15minutes. 5minutes by taxi. I’d suggest taxi if you’re in Gangnam. to avoid walking in heels, or in the cold. if you take the taxi, tell them to go to New Hilltop Hotel at Gangnam
genre : electronic (main), house, trance…. (I prefer their songs after 12)
operating hours : 10pm-6am.
rest days : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
PS : free entry every Thursday.

2. Ellui
most Koreans prefer Ellui. drinks are not as expensive and crowd’s not bad. people here are much more approachable.  the DJ deck elevates. wide dancefloor. there are a lot of eye candies here too ^^. people here dance well as well, musics not bad. it is a little less classy if you would compare it with the super high end Octagon but most people feel more comfortable here.
cover charge : 15,000won weekdays, 30,000won weekends. 1 drink included. world DJ playing? 30,000~60,000won.
how to get there : get off Chungdam Station 청담역 (line 7) exit 13. walk straight from there, cross the road and you’ll be there at about 11minutes. if not, you can tell the taxi driver to get to Ellui Hotel, remember, it’s pronounced as ell-lu-ii. ^^.

3. Eden
I’ve never been here. been told that it is beautiful but nothing much to do. most movies involving a club scene are shot here. heard that this is a place artists frequents. it has a  huge dance floor. and from pictures, it seems like there are quite a fair amount of hot girls and foreigners.
cover charge : 20,000won (Wed, Thurs, Sun), 30,000won (Fri, Sat)
how to get there : get off at Gangnam Station (line 2) exit 7. go towards Hannam Bridge and you will reach in 16minutes. by car, 8minutes. by foot, at a crossroad (교보생명 사거리), turn right and walk for 20m.
operating hours : 9pm-4am
some more infos : to get to VIP, you can open bottles (free cover charge, of course!). 1 bottle for 4 people (400,000won), 2 bottles for 6 people 530,000won, 2 bottles for 6 people at the 2nd floor for 650,000won, a private room at the 2nd floor won’t cost more than 1,200,000won.

4. Club 88 (Double Eight)
probably the place with the sluttiest girls I’ve ever seen. very wild. they have the “whistle” guys to go along with their horrible (to me) electronic music. shoots fire in the middle, and that’s pretty cool =P. small place though. I don’t really like this place because I hate the music.
cover charge : 20,000won weekdays and 30,000won weekends. free drinks on Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays WHOLE NIGHT!
how to get there : Sinsa Station (line 3) exit 1. right outside you can say. just walk a BIT more.  it is underground.
operating hours : 10pm-10am
rest days : Monday
genre : electronic

5. Club Holic
just 5minutes walk away from Club 88 (if you’re from Sinsa Station exit 1, just keep walking straight), this club gives me that sort of naughty feeling. not too huge. it’s something like Zouk KL’s main room/Phuture. and a little bigger I. if you want to see some pole dancing, here’s your chance ;). a LOT of hot sexy girls. they wear literally SEXY clothing. I am talking about like super cropped tops and low cut.
cover charge : 20,000won on Thursdays (inclusive of 1 drink), 30,000won on Fridays and Saturdays (1 drink as well)
operating hours : 10pm-8am (thurs), 10pm-9am (fri, sat)
genre : electronic

6. Phantom
another 3minutes walk but from the OTHER direction of Club 88. if you’re facing club 88, then walk to your right. it’s at the smooth corner of the shop lots =D. heard it’s pretty fun. not too big not too small.
cover charge : 20,000won
how to get there : Sinsa Station (line 3) exit 2
operating hours : 10pm-9am
genre : hiphop

7. Answer
a famous club in Seoul too. but my Malaysian friends whom I’ve brought to Octagon told me it’s nothing special. it’s located a few blocks away from Ellui. it is considered as a high end club with their posh interiors. many fancy this club as well. my Austrian classmate was a VIP here!
cover charge : 20,000won (sun, mon, tues, wed, thurs) 30,000won (fri, sat)
how to get there : Chungdam Station 청담역 (line 7) exit 13. walk striaght turn to your left and you will see it opposite the road.
operating hours : 9pm-6am
genre : electronica

8. Club NB (Noise Basement) & Harlem
owned by YG Entertainment, you can expect to bump into your favourite YGE artists in this club. my friend danced with Seungri in NB2 Hongdae so you know what to expect ;D. the best hip hop clubs around. crowd is fine and it is not as packed as the one in Hongdae. NB and Harlem are actually 2 different clubs but under the same company and is located very nearby =).
cover charge : mon~wed before 11pm, free entry for girls, 10,000won for guys. thurs and suns 15,000won, fri and sat 20,000won.
how to get there : Gangnam Station (line 2) exit10. heading towards Kyobo Tower, 500M. turn left on the 3rd junction left. OR get off Sinnonhyun Station 신논현역 (line 9) exit 6, walk straight and turn right on the 2nd right junction.
operating hours : 9pm-630am

SINCHON
1. Bar Fly
most likely the most famous club in Sinchon. free entrance, cheap drinks. what do you want more? =P. quite dodgy though, the crowd. I remember my first time there when my guy friend went away for a while and I was sitting on the sofa with another girl and suddenly these 6-7 guys just came in a storm and started putting their arms around us and trying to talk to us. that was pretty scary. well, they looked gangster-ish so… a lot of foreigners since it’s in Sinchon =D.
cover charge : N/A
how to get there : Sinchon Station take the U-Plex exit and walk towards Yonsei University. turn left when you see McDonalds (NOT the McD at exit 3.) and you’ll see Barfly on your right.

2. Mike’s Cabin
another famous spot for Yonsei students. similar with Bar Fly but filled with darts, foosball and stuff. American Style, cozy. it’s more of a drinking place rather than a club. or should I say, it’s just a famous drinking place, not a club. hehe.
cover charge : N/A
how to get there : walk towards Yonsei University and turn left at the next junction after Mcdonalds. walk in straight all the way and you’ll see it on your left.

3. other clubs in Sinchon
there are quite a few others but really dodgy. they do not normally have a cover charge and drinks are cheap. if there’s a cover charge it would probably be 10,000won.

HONGDAE
1.  Club NB 2 & Harlem
just like the one in Hongdae, but I guess not as posh and much more packed. people here wears sneakers into the club. since it’s a hip hop club you shall not find that surprising. girls here are less appealing but the music’s great (for me) and crowds awesome. just that their dance is very “kpopish” and pretty funny for first timers. the club cater the younger crowd and you can laugh at their dance moves all night long. the first time I was there, I thought to myself “what’s with those hand gestures?!”. eye opener. people here are very approachable. drinks are cheap. 4 tequilas for 10,000won. if you’re a foreigner, you can even get a 5,000won discount!
cover charge : 10,000won inclusive of a drink (sun~thurs), 20,000won inclusive of a drink (fri and sat)
how to get there : walk towards Hongik University, turn right once you’re outside the University and keep walking.
operating hours :  9pm-630am
you can enter the club as long as you’re not wearing a suit or slippers ^^. yes, NO FORMAL SUITS AT NB!

2. Cocoon
the first club I’ve ever been to. quite a nice place. but really really really packed. it’s pretty average for me. it is a 4(?) storey club and the people there are rather young. like.. teenagers to early 20s. they dress like teenagers too. if you get what I mean? but it’s still alright. nothing too dodgy.
cover charge : free entrance before 12 (sun~thurs) and 10,000won inclusive of a drink after 12. 10,000won inclusive of a free drink (fri and sat) before 11 and 20,000won inclusive of a free drink after 11.
how to get there : walk along the Hongdae Street and you’ll come by Prince Edward Karaoke on your left and turn in that junction. Hongdae is very very hard to explain. just get out of exit 9 and start your adventure ^^. basically just walk into the street upon exit 9, walk straight until you see the main street of Hongdae (you will know it!) and turn right. keeeeeeeep walking straight and you’ll find the Hongik Main Road which leads to Hongik University on your left. but cross the road and continue walking along Hongdae and you’ll find Prince Edward Karaoke. confusing much? well, read again. haha.

3. other clubs in Hongdae
there are many new clubs around and I’ve never actually been into it. but most of them are either just 10,000won for entrance fees or free. smaller scale, filled with random people so you shall take your chance. there are a few others which are pretty famous but none of my friends have ever talked about it so I have no say. but recently there’s this club that has been advertising a lot on youtube. it’s called District. famous in Itaewon and they have a branch in Hongdae too. I’ve only been to Itaewon twice so I am not very familiar with clubs there. also because it’s filled with foreigners hence the more I wanna avoid from those places. but the clubs at Itaewon are really posh. have been OUTSIDE and have seen PICTURES! hehe.

NIGHT (Na-i-teu)
THE DODGIEST DODGIEST place ever. but some girls just love going to Nights. why? well, let me tell you a little story. a Night is a place where girls get PULLED over to the guy’s table by a waiter. you drink with those guys. things might happen. but if you do not like it, you may always leave. good for girls because everything’s free. you may see a lot of guys in these thick red/black/blue/yellow jackets on with a walkie talkie pulling girls on the streets of Hongdae to their Night. there are Nights everywhere. but the pulling thingy usually happens in Hongdae. there are too in Sinchon but rather than a Night they try to drag you in to their Suljib (alcohol house??? lol) or Noraebang (Karaoke). so if you want a night not to be forgotten, you may try. I have yet to try this. no guts. =S.

PS: remember that the clubs are not open everyday. normally only on Thurs, FrC, Sat. I couldn’t find their info on when’s their off day for some clubs so better be safe ^^. if not, you can go into their website and check for their number and give them a call. I am sure they can answer you if it’s open for the night =D.

PSS: BRING YOUR PASSPORTS!!!! some of them give you a discount just because you’re a foreigner. even if you look old, they’d still check for your ID’s. my friends were over 30 and they were still checking. either that or sometimes they do not want people too old to be in their clubs. yes, it’s sad but oh well.. if you’re not over 35 I guess you should still be safe?

PSSS: there’s a place for you to put your stuff. they usually charge 3,000won for 1 bag. you may share it with your friends ^^. so no worries if you go in your puffy jackets or big bags.

68 thoughts on “Clubbing in Seoul

  1. Yuen Ling says:

    That’s really hardcore!

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    my friend’s extremely hardcore =S.

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  2. henrytan says:

    wow!! what about the price?

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    10,000won onwards for entry. =). different clubs and time different price.

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  3. Bunny says:

    Hey Jamie 😉 Always wanted to know more about korea clubs and finally there’s a post on it. I’ve been to Korea twice and also been to Cacoon at Hongdae twice since am not familiar with any other clubs. Definitely will try Octagon at gangnam if im there for the third time, thanks for sharing !

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    I thought since Cacoon was the best in Hongdae, I won’t club anymore. but since I found out about Octagon I don’t mind going once a month or once in two months haha.

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  4. Michelle says:

    Bring me there if you are still there in february.

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    im here but duwan lah expensive wuwuwuwuuwuwu. i tell u how to go heheh. i go makan with u ^^. i’d rather spend money on foooooooooood! clubs go once or twice enough d haha. don’t enjoy it.

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  5. Noreen says:

    I just wanna tell you that the reason Apgujeong is called Rodeo Drive is not because of the buildings. Rodeo Drive is a name of the street in Los Angeles where all the high end boutiques and brands are. Its where the rich and famous go shopping. So Apgujeong is where they have all the high end store and boutique. So that is why they called it Rodeo Drive. Just thought you should know what it means.

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    ah thanks ^^. nah just stated that building because it was shown on the Visit Korea website haha.

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  6. Lina says:

    I know I’ve asked you about clubbin in your other post…but which one ir ur fav?

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    octagon! but most expensive as well. drink a bottle of beer or two before you go in really because all drinks are 10,000won.

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  7. Meon says:

    Wow… It’s hard to get articles or sharing about Clubbing in Seoul~~ Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    you’re welcome ^^

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  8. peach says:

    Hi…
    Is there an area in NB where you just sit and watch the crowd? I’m not a club person but just wanna go and check out Korea club…
    Is there an age limit?
    What’s the dress code?
    Thanks…

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  9. may says:

    hey some of my friends wanna go clubbing in feb but we know it’ll be freezing…so what do people wear to club in the winter? sorry, this question sounds silly…hahaha… but we are tourists from sg so don’t know the culture ^^

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  10. janee says:

    hey, as a foreigner have you ever been asked for your passport at a club? my friend is a foreigner but she’s paranoid about bringing her passport around (she looks really young for her age…)

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    yup it’s a must. it’s very strict here unless you look really old. but there are clubs where old people cannot enter too……..

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  11. Anna says:

    This is super helpful!
    Me and my friend are going to Seoul in June-July, I’m originally from Korea but doesn’t speak it very well and I’ve lived in Europe all my life, and my friend is Swedish. Is there any age limit at bars and clubs? I heard some have and some have not so I’m unsure… 🙂 Plus, are there any clubs that won’t let foreigners in? 😮

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    there is an age limit but I heard they let it slip if you’re a foreigner. the age limit is 19. so… you must be at least 20 korean age. as far as i know they love foreigners! only korean clubs overseas have those no foreigner rules.

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  12. Juliana OUnti says:

    Hello Jamie, I’m from Brazil and I’m planning on going to KO next year with friends, first of all – I wanna know if theere’s any different treatment when it becomes to a foreign, mainly a brazilian one, heard some people don’t really get well with those types as well(a useless tought, but i headr about it); and wot about the dress code for Ellui? something special?

    – luved this post 😉
    ~kisses

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    you should know that Koreans love foreigners. not the older generation, but the younger ones. if you can speak english, you’re a gem haha. or sort of.. well not everyone is like that =). just don’t dress too sloppily =). some koreans like to mingle around with foreigners =D.

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  13. Abi says:

    Hi Jamie i want to do purchase in seoul…….Whether the normal dresses are cheap or expensive?

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    erm, there are cheap ones and expensive ones. how much you pay is how much quality or design you’d get though =).

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  14. Nadie says:

    Hey that was interesting and helpful, thnx for sharing. I’m not party person but now I wanna see octagon club( I see you’re impressed) so if you planning go clubbing it’d be cool to hang out together haha

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    you’re welcome! I don’t often go clubbing as it is.. expensive T_T. too expensive for a student like me hahaa.

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  15. minnie kay says:

    hi! this was super helpful. i was under the impression that the clubs never check for id as long as you look older?? even if they do card at clubs, will most bars and convenience stores not ask for id? thank you! (:

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    THEY DOOOOOO. I am 21 (and in Korea, 22) but you can already go into a club at 20 korean age. which means I am 2 years above the minimum age. BUT they have ALWAYS asked for my ID. even at chicken shops (sometimes.)

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  16. YG says:

    Hello Jamie,

    Super informative post. I am off to Seoul and, since I’m staying in Gangnam, will be checking out all the clubs over there (Answer, Ellui, Eden and Octagon). Few question and hoping you can answer.

    1. I’m traveling with a male friend (both of us are 31… neither of us look it, but that’s besides the point). Do you think that we’d have issues entering Gangnam clubs given the age? Last time we were in Seoul, we checked out Hongdae and Itawon, and I was under the impression that Gangnam is for more seasoned crowd. At least, that is the norm in more expensive clubs in London. Would national ID/driver’s license work as a form of ID (I’d rather not go clubbing with a passport)?

    2. We’d be booking tables. Very likely this sorts out the potential issue number one, but I figured I’d ask. Reservations skip queues. Correct? How far in advance should these be made? These all seem like such basic questions, but I’d rather know for sure.

    3. What’s the attire etiquette? I’ve checked out photos from these clubs and spotted an awful lot of sneakers / trainers. Plus, men all seem to be rather casual. Again, basing this on London, trainers are not favored in fancy clubs (unless you’re a hot girl), so what’s Gangnam take on that? Trainers, yes or no?

    Thanks so much.

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    I am not sure because I’ve never tried entering with those before but I guess it should be no problem if you enter with your national ID. I’ve done that once before at a drinking place but not at the clubs since I have my korean ID with me. there are lockers for you to put your stuff. not exactly a locker but basically you pay 3000won and they’d give you a big bag to store your stuff. you can share with a few of your friends if you do not have too much stuff. there are barely any queues if you go to Octagon. I am not sure about queues since I often go in with friends with connections so I do not line up haha. for places in gangnam you’d probably want to wear something more formal. jeans is alright but I guess most guys there wear shoes. unless you are going to some clubs in Hongdae then even sneakers will be fine =).

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  17. David says:

    Hello~ I’m currently visiting korea I’m korean born from the states. Since you said octagon is the best club in your opinion. Is it okay to wear converse for guys? I know some expensive clubs let you wear converse to clubs.

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  18. David says:

    Sorry another question. The girls in octagon are they hard to approach? What about other clubs? Lol..

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    I guess it would be fine but most guys there wear shoes so you don’t wanna look awkward there. they are not hard to approach if you have money ahhahaha. either that or just approach foreigners. korean girls from what I see goes for either money or looks. =S. I mean, not only Korean girls but most girls hahaha.

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    David Reply:

    Oh haha thank you. You got ig? Tell me if I’m handsome or not. (Helloo_david)

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    oh instagram. can’t see your pictures. another American Korean from Atlanta. well I can’t tell you since I am not them Korean girls.

    David Reply:

    Lol ” another Korean American from Atlanta” is that suppose to be bad???

    Jamie Liew Reply:

    I met two. one was a cool girl another was a racist guy who called me a 3rd world citizen and looked down upon my upbringings. hahaha.

  19. Rafael says:

    HI! Quick question, for the clubs there (eg Octagon and Ellui) do they play English songs or are the songs mostly in Korean? THANKS!

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    yes they do. if you go to lower end clubs they might play one or two Korean ones in an hour.

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  20. Kuan Yik Lim says:

    Hi, I have sent you a msg in FB, please check. Thanks!

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  21. Andy says:

    Going out tonight!!!?? 🙂

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  22. Q says:

    Hi, I’ll be heading to korea in May, just wondering do you have any good places to intro for food?(:
    I don’t mind meeting new people though, I was thinking if you don’t mind hanging out when we’re there!. because we were thinking of having someone who knows how to speak korean. (hehe)

    Only two of us were be going (2 ladies) and we’re thinking of heading to NB and Ellui & most prob Octagon?,
    Uhmm, because I’m a foreigner I was thinking about the passport issue, is it possible for us to just take a snapshot or do we have to bring the real copy out?

    Hope to hear from you soon(:
    Thanks again for the wonderful info from your blog!

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    Hello, I have quite a compilation of food I think…? You can find it at the travel section. Well I will be flying home this semester so.. just bring your passport. You can always keep your bags at the lockers there.

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    Q Reply:

    Ohhh, then that’s a pity that we may not be able to hangout (even though you may not want to). hahaha. But anyway thanks for the intro!:D

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  23. ml says:

    Thanks for the informative blog! Are there any clubs you suggest on specific days of the week? We have a few clubs in mind, but we’re not sure where to go on specific days. Also any problems with foreign, non-korean speaking, early to mid 20’s males checking out booking clubs?

    Also, do know any promoters/hosts who can help us with table reservations? We’re looking at Octagon, Vanguard and Ellui. Thanks!

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    nothing wrong with that! try contacting them at their site! =). I get in through connections most of the time but they always differ. and they can only bring in friends. just go there on a Saturday or Friday. =).

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  24. Wen Zhen says:

    Hi! Thanks for all your posts 🙂 they’re really very informative and helpful. I was just wondering if it’s safe for a girl to go clubbing alone especially to the bigger and err (grabbier?) clubs. I keep hearing of horror stories of really handsy guys at clubs so I was wondering if I should be particularly concerned. Thanks 🙂

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    NO. no. no. no! never go alone if you’re a girl. it isn’t safe.

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  25. MTan says:

    Hi! I am 51 but I do look like late 30s and I just to dance and wanted to go to Octagon. Now you said they have age limit (up!) haha…can you suggest any place where I can go dancing when I am in Korea in Autumn?

    Thanks. Your informations are most helpful.

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    age limit in Hongdae. Octagon’s fine!

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