A popular night-time activity in Seoul is noraebang (karaoke), where you can belt out to your favourite tunes until the early hours of the morning. Noraebang centres are available almost everywhere in the city, especially the Gangnam, Hongdae, and Apgujeong districts.
Korean karaoke rooms are usually equipped with TVs, microphones and tambourines, as well as an extensive collection of popular music in English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. The average rate per hour is between 2,000 and 20,000 won. Soju (Korean rice wine), beers, soft drinks, and snacks are available at additional charges. Here’s a list of popular noraebang in Seoul for you to check out during your stay in the Korean capital.
Helicon is a modern (and upmarket) take on traditional noraebang – it has a bar, a lounge, and 6 private rooms. The song bar occupies the garden level of Grand Hyatt Seoul. Each room has state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting equipment, cordless microphones, and a TV monitor.
You can choose from over 15,000 songs in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. If you’re feeling parched from all the singing, Helicon Bar serves premium whiskies, champagnes and hard liquor, together with gourmet Korean and Western snacks.
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 7pm to 2am, Sunday from 7pm to 1am
- Location: Garden Level, Grand Hyatt Seoul, 322 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Tel: +82-2-799-8440
Su Noraebang has several branches in Seoul’s nightlife districts, including Gangnam, Hongdae, and Apgujeong. This noraebang has excellent service, stylish interiors, and state-of-the-art facilities. Catering to an international clientele, their music collection is regularly updated, with thousands of songs in English, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Russian.
The rate per hour here costs around 20,000 won, with unlimited popcorn, ice cream, and drinks at an additional 1,000 won per person. Su Noraebang’s main branch in Hongdae has soundproofed rooms with windows overlooking the busy streets below.
- Opening Hours: 24/7
- Location: 367-39 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Tel: +82-2-322-3111