The best nightclubs in Seoul attract a steady clientele of local revellers and travellers looking to rub shoulders with South Korea’s elites and trendsetters. A favourite holiday destination for hard-core dance music fans, the capital city of South Korea hosts numerous night clubs and bars, as well as international dance festivals such as Ultra, Seoul World DJ Festival, and World Club Dome.
Seoul’s most popular nightclubs feature stylish themes, massive dance floors and VIP lounges, together with dance beats blasting through cutting-edge sound systems. Experience South Korea’s diverse nightlife scene by partying at these top picks during your holiday in Seoul.
Cakeshop Seoul has a diverse music policy, from future house, UK bass, and techno to disco, hip hop and D&B. This underground club occupies a former illegal strip club, with an industrial-themed interior
There’s also a breezy terrace overlooking the bustling Itaewon district. It's a small club that fits about 200 people, so the dancefloor can get quite packed with partygoers, especially on nights featuring international DJs.
- Opening Hours: Thursday–Saturday from 10am to 5am (closed Sunday–Wednesday)
- Location: 134 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Tel: +82-10-7444-1926
Club Syndrome is one of the biggest basement clubs in Seoul. It has a main DJ deck in the front, a dancefloor, a pool, and a well-stocked bar at the back. A VIP lounge with an attached balcony occupies the top floor, where you can enjoy a view of the dancefloor below.
Club Syndrome attracts trendy youths, expats, and electronica music fans in Gangnam. Located in the basement of Seoul's Hotel Sunshine, it’s a 15-minute bus ride from Apgujeong Subway Station.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday from 10pm to 6am, Friday–Saturday from 10pm to 7am (closed on Mondays)
- Location: Basement Level 1, Hotel Sunshine, 205, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Tel: +82-2-511-9351
Party at Club Arena if you’re a fan of electro house, progressive house, and tech house. Located in Gangnam, the club has a DJ booth and elevated performance stage, as well as VIP booths surrounding a dance floor. Club Arena’s entry fee is usually priced at 10,000 won, but prices can get higher during special events.
- Opening Hours: Thursday and Sunday from 11.30pm to 9.30am, Friday–Saturday from 11pm to 11.30am (closed Monday–Wednesday)
- Location: 18-2 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Tel: +8210 8541 1278
Situated in the artsy Hongdae district, Club M2 boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities, three well-stocked bars and a spacious dance floor that accommodates almost 300 club-hoppers. The entrance fee costs between 10,000 won to 20,000 won and Club M2’s clientele consists of well-dressed youths and fans of house, progressive, and trance tunes. Drinks here are priced between 6,000 and 10,000 won, making it one of the most affordable clubs in Seoul. Club M2’s main dancefloor can get rather stuffy at times, so revellers looking for more privacy can opt for the VIP area on the second floor, which offers am equally fun clubbing experience minus the hectic crowds.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 21:30 - 05:00, Friday & Saturday 21:30 - 07:00, Sunday 21:30 - 05:00
- Location: 20-5 Jandari-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Tel: +82-2-3143-7573