Seoul

Seoul Gay Bars

Quirky and sprawling, Seoul is home to some of Asia's most exciting gay bars.

Despite the sometimes taboo nature of homosexuality in South Korea, it’s a well-known fact that Itaewon, the queerest district of Seoul, is a safe haven for gay individuals. It’s also in this cosmopolitan hub that much of Seoul's gay nightlife is centered, particularly around the Homo Hill area.

Attracting a young and international crowd, the gay bars of Itaewon are extremely diverse and cater to a range of tastes. What's more, a fantastic mix of locals, travelers, and ex-pats creates one of Asia’s most interesting and welcoming gay scenes.

Homo-Hill is brimming with gay bars and clubs and one of the best places to start is Warehouse. This cozy gay bar offers fantastic drink deals and welcomes song requests meaning it’s the ideal place to begin your Itaewon adventure. No trip to Seoul is complete without a visit to Hook; the city’s premier gay karaoke bar. It’s ideal for a late-night song or two, and you’ll feel immediately welcomed at this friendly bar.

Gay dance clubs in Seoul are listed on a separate page.

Homo Hill / Itaewon

Homo Hill in Itaewon is the international epicentre of Seoul's gay nightlife located in Yongsan District. Many gay bars and clubs are located here, just a short walk from the Itaewon subway station.
JR Bar
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B1, 522, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic, Seoul, South Korea

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4.7
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Based on 6 votes

JR Bar is located in the Gangnam area, a major tourist destination and the most luxurious district in Seoul. This is the one and only gay bar in Gangnam. JR bar is owned by famous gay influencers and there are English-speaking bartenders upon reservation via Instagram. This recommended for english speaking guests to contact.

This is a classic malt bar with various and very affordable whisky, champagnes, and wines – Cocktails are not available. Most customers visit this bar alone to talk with our famous and handsome bartenders in a modern and cozy environment. 

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english speaking
Bar
modern

Mon:19:00 - 03:00

Tue:19:00 - 03:00

Wed:19:00 - 03:00

Thu:19:00 - 03:00

Fri:19:00 - 03:00

Sat:19:00 - 03:00

Sun:19:00 - 03:00

Last updated on: 3-Dec-2023

Bistro Mexi
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2F Itaewon-ro 191, Seoul, South Korea

4.5
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Based on 2 votes

Bistro Mexi is a great new gay-owned Bistro restaurant/bar in a great location at the bottom of Homo Hill in Itaewon near all the gay friendly bars and nightlife. The bar is well known to attract gay people who like to mix and mingle!

The venue has Mexican Tapas on offer at very reasonable prices, and one of the biggest selections of tequila in Korea, with many premium tequila's and shots on offer, as well as Mexi's range of Caribbean signature cocktails.

Bistro Mexi also has a 10m long media wall, displaying NFT arts and three other windows looking to views of Itaewon's bustling main streets. The interior is decorated in Green and Red tones, with Aztec references that embody Latin America with luxury vintage furniture, designer lighting and props in its surroundings.

Call the bar direct for direct enquiries and reservations.

Features:
Bar
Bistro
Cocktails
great location
tequila
Trendy

Weekday: Sun-Weds- 5pm-2am, Thurs- 5pm-3am

Weekend: Fri-Sat- 5pm-4am

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Rabbithole Arcade Pub
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서울 용산구 용산동2가 39-17 지하1층, Seoul, Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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4.5
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Based on 2 votes

Rabbithole Arcade is a LGBTQ+ Bar located in the Haebangchon (HBC) neighborhood adjacent to Itaewon.

There are drag shows from 10-midnight on Fridays and 9-midnight on Saturdays. The drag shows have a mix of drag, dance, go-go boys, burlesque and various performances but mostly consist of drag. The entrance fee for the shows are 10,000won

The environment is very friendly and great for mingling and meeting new people in the community. It is also very English friendly.

The Saturday shows are very audience interactive and have shot games for the audience as well as dance battles with prizes! Every Thursday is also a karaoke night.

 

 

Nearest station: Noksapyeong Station

Features:
Bar
Cabaret Show
Dancing
Go-Go Show
Karaoke

Weekday: Wed: 8pm-1am; Thursday: 8pm-4am

Weekend: FrIday : 7pm-4am Saturday: 7pm-4am; Sun: 8pm-1am

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

QUEEN
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136-42 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

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3.3
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Based on 11 votes

Gay bar on 'Homo Hill', located next to TRANCE and across from SOHO. Young, international crowd. Great for pre-clubbing and crowd-watching.

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekend: 22:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 13-Oct-2023

Bottoms Up
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37 Usadan-ro, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea

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4.2
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Based on 15 votes

2018 Audience Awards
2018 Audience Awards

5 Star Winner

New gay bar in Itaewon gay nightlife district. Bottoms Up offers a variety of drinks and snacks.

The panoramic windows provide a great view of 'Homo Hill' - great for checking out the crowd entering or exiting one of the bars/clubs in the area. Open Fridays and Saturdays.

Nearest station: Itaewon (Line 6)

Features:
Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Music

Weekday: Fri 20:00 - 03:00

Weekend: Sat 20:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 13-Oct-2023

Why Not?
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137-4 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

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3.7
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Based on 21 votes

Gay dance bar on "Homo Hill" with high ceiling, modern interior. Why Not is known for its friendly staff, nice ambience, and fun K-pop on the weekend.

Music ranges from house, techno and pop remixes. Cover charge includes one drink. Attracts both locals and foreigners. Located right next to SOHO and close other gay bars on the "Hill".

Features:
Bar
Dancing
Music

Weekday: Mon-Wed: Closed; Thurs: 19:30 - 03:00

Weekend: Fri-Sat: 19:30 - 05:00; Sun: Closed

Last updated on: 13-Oct-2023

PROST Pub & Grill
Today: Live DJ - Every Tuesday
Tomorrow: Live DJ - Every Wednesday
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1F, 116-1, Itaewon 1-dong, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

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2.8
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Based on 4 votes

Gay-owned, mixed bar & restaurant in the heart of Itaewon. PROST Pub & Grill is great place to enjoy contemporary Italian food and drinks before heading to Q Bar.

PROST has relaxed atmosphere and serves a variety of pub classics and signature items like homemade burgers and sausage samplers, along with an extensive beer and cocktail menu.

Live DJ's spinning every night, with special events on the weekend.

Features:
Bar
Cabaret Show
Dancing
Free Wi-Fi
Music
Restaurant

Weekday: Mon-Wed: 18:00 - 1:00; Thurs: 18:00 - 2:00

Weekend: Fri: 18:00 - 5:00; Sat: 16:00 - 5:00; Sun: 16:00 - 1:00

Last updated on: 13-Oct-2023

Warehouse
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B1, 136-30 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

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3.5
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Based on 15 votes

Cosy, friendly gay bar in Itaewon nightlife district, offering cheap drink prices, song requests, handsome bartenders.

Cocktail single from 4,000KRW; double from 7,000KRW.

Features:
Bar
Dancing
Free Wi-Fi
Music

Weekday: Thu from 20:00

Weekend: Fri,Sat from 20:00

Last updated on: 5-Feb-2024

Always Homme
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136-40 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

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2.6
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Based on 42 votes

2018 Audience Awards
2018 Audience Awards

3 Star Winner

2019 Audience Awards
2019 Audience Awards

3 Star Winner

2020 Audience Awards
2020 Audience Awards

3 Star Winner

Popular, homely gay bar on 'Homo Hill' with a little touch of style. Always Homme 올웨이즈옴므 serves a nice range of cocktails, beer, wine, juices and coffee.

Busy on the weekend before/after clubbing hours, with mostly tourists, expats and young local guys. The music is not too loud, and the friendly staff can speak English.

From Itaewon Station (Exit 3), walk to the next street and turn right. Take the second left and walk halfway up the hill and look for the sign on the left.

Nearest station: Itaewon (Exit 3)

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 21:00 - 04:00

Weekend: 20:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 13-Oct-2023

Oz
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Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

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3.5
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Based on 13 votes

Small, intimate bar next to Always Homme. The décor of Oz (or Ounce) is a bit brighter, with seating at the bar but no tables.

Unlike at most bars in the area, you can have a conversation here. The bartenders are friendly. Oz draws a more mature crowd. Open Tuesday-Saturday, from 8pm until late. 

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: Tue,Thu from 20:00

Weekend: Fri,Sat from 20:00

Last updated on: 13-Oct-2023

Hotel Pocha
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우사단로 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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Hotel Pocha, also known as HOPO, is a gay-friendly soju bar that also serves delicious dishes to go with the alcohol. HOPO is the brainchild of the creator of the gay bar Le Queen and their high school friend. 

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Southside Parlor
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218 녹사평대로 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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Ranked as the 37th best bar in Asia for 2023 by The World's Best Bars, Southside Parlor is a beautiful, gay-friendly bar in Itaewon serving delicious food and cocktails. The bar is a frequent host to various drag shows and pride events, and its staff speak English, so foreign visitors are very much welcome.

Weekday: Mon: Closed. Tue-Thurs: 6pm-12am

Weekend: Fri-Sat: 6pm-2am; Sun: 5pm-12am

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

Night Sounds
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31 보광로59길 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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Opened in 2021, Night Sounds is a gay bar that hosts a variety of drag shows every week. The bar serves a great selection of drinks, perfect for enjoying fabulous drag shows by Seoul's burlesque and drag performers. Visit their socials for schedule of events.

Weekday: Mon-Wed: Closed; Thurs: 8:00pm-3:00am

Weekend: Fri-Sat: 8:00pm-5:00am; Sun: 8:00pm-3:00am

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

UniQorn Craft Beer & Wine
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독막로2길 Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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5
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Based on 1 votes

UniQorn Craft Beer & Wine (색다른한잔) is an LGBTQ-friendly beer hall in Seoul. If you have pets or are vegan, the bar is pet-friendly and vegan-friendly too! The bar serves vegan and vegetarian food, and the staff are knowledgeable about craft beers and different kinds of alcohol. 

Weekday: 5pm-1am

Weekend: 5pm-3am

Last updated on: 1-Mar-2024

Pause
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Sangsu-dong, 04075, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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Pause is a gay cafe and bar in Hongdae. This lesbian-owned place is friendly to foreigners and is the perfect stop if you want a chill night out instead of partying.

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

Jongno

This central district is home to Seoul's oldest gay village. There are dozens of gay bars, karaoke and restaurants in this area. The crowd is mostly local Koreans, but foreigners are welcome.
INSTAR Bar
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Jongro 3GA Station , Seoul, South Korea

4.7
Audience Rating

Based on 3 votes

Located near the Jongro 3GA Station, INSTAR Bar is a fantastic gay bar with multiple private rooms/karaoke rooms as well as public spaces.

The bar is staffed by a host of gorgeous hosts who are on hand to make your visit a pleasure from start to finish.

Last updated on: 23-Oct-2023

HOOK show karaoke
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41-1 B1, Donhwamun-ro, Seoul, South Korea

3.4
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Based on 10 votes

HOOK, an entertaining gay karaoke bar in Seoul. Occasional live K-Pop shows.

Located in Jongrosamga, exit number3 right below the cafe EDIYA COFFEE.

Nearest station: Jongro3ga - exit 3

Features:
Bar
Free condoms & lube
Free WiFi
Go-Go Show
Karaoke

Weekday: 09:00-06:00

Weekend: 09:00-06:00

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Shortbus
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3/F Ehwa Bldg, 175 Myo-dong, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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3
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Based on 26 votes

Foreigner-friendly gay bar with English-speaking staff. The interior of Shortbus is neatly designed and features a triangle-shaped bar and six tables set against a row of large windows.

Music is mainly lounge and house. Free WiFi available. Open daily from 7:30pm until late.

Nearest station: Jongno 3-ga (Line 1, 3, 5) Exit 3

Features:
Bar
Free Wi-Fi
Music

Weekday: 19:30 - 2:30

Weekend: 19:30 - 2:30

Last updated on: 30-Oct-2023

Ondo
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95-1 Myo-dong, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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2.9
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Based on 10 votes

Gay bar in Jongno. Ondo bar (formerly "Shimya Jongro") has a laid-back, no-attitude atmosphere, making you feel like you're just chilling out at your friend's house.

You can enjoy drinks and food, listen to the music, read or socialised. Now under a new management.

Nearest station: Jongno 3-ga - Exit 7

Features:
Bar
Cafe
Free Wi-Fi
Music

Weekday: 20:00 - 03:00

Weekend: 20:00 - 04:00

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Bar Friends
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9 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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3.2
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Based on 18 votes

This is one of the few gay bars outside of Itaewon where you’ll see some foreigners.

This stylish bar offers a cosy, relaxing atmosphere and can seat up to 45 people (large by Jongno standards). A great place to have a drink alone or hang with friends.

Located behind Nagwon Arcade near Jongno 3-ga Station (Exit 5). Cross the street and turn right into the first alley.

Nearest station: Jongno 3-ga (Line 1, 3, 5) - Exit 5

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 19:00 - 03:00

Weekend: Fri-Sat: 18:30 - 04:00; Sun: 19:00 - 03:00

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

A/V Take C
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3F 236-1 Nakwon-dong, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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2.3
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Based on 17 votes

Local gay bar, popular with Korean bears but foreigners are welcome.

AV offers a nice view of the area and serves a great menu of drinks and cocktails - their Margaritas are pretty strong!

Located very close to Jongno 3-ga Station on the 3rd floor of an old building,

Nearest station: Jongno 3-ga Exit 5)

Features:
Bar
Music

Weekday: 7pm-4am

Weekend: 7pm-5am

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Bar GNOME
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2F, 50-2 Supyo-ro 22-gil, Donui-dong, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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4
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Based on 3 votes

Cosy, nice bar on the 2nd floor of a building with wonderful rooftop view. Bar GNOME serves tasty original cocktails, bottled beers, wines and whiskey.

Nearest station: Jongno-3ga Station

Features:
Bar
Free condoms & lube
Free WiFi
Internet Access

Weekday: 19:30 - 03:30

Weekend: 19:30 - 05:00; Sun: Closed

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Wallpaper
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103 Ikseon-dong, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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2.9
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Based on 8 votes

One of the most popular gay karaoke bars in Jongno. Wallpaper has an attractive design and gets busy every night. Arrive early if you want to get a table and plan to sing.

Jongno 3-ga subway station (Line 1, 3, 5) Exit 6. From the Exit, turn around and turn left, then walk 200 metres and turn left at the intersection.

Features:
Bar
Karaoke
Music

Weekday: 19:30 - late

Weekend: 19:30 - late

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Torio Torio
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109 Supyo-ro, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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3.7
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Based on 7 votes

Cosy gay bar & restaurant in Jongno area, popular with bears and friends.

Weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 18:00 - 05:00

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Mino
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11 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea

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3.1
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Based on 7 votes

Small, modern, low-key gay café bar in Jongno, located next to a string of other gay venues. Mino offers beers, cocktails and snacks.

Friendly staff. Mostly Korean men of mixed ages.

Nearest station: Jongno 3-ga (Line 1, 3, 5) Exit 4 or 5

Features:
Bar
Music

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Bar MoU
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Nagwon-dong, 03140, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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A laid-back gay bar with a friendly atmosphere, Bar MoU is a great place to meet new queer friends in Seoul. Members of the staff can speak English, so it's also foreigner-friendly. They serve classic cocktails, as well as custom creations.

Weekday: Mon: Closed; Tue-Fri: 7pm-4am

Weekend: 7pm-4am

Last updated on: 18-Sep-2023

Glove Bar
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Donui-dong, 03139, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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Glove Bar is a newly opened gay bar in Jongno-gu in Seoul. It has a fantastic selection of delicious cocktails, which pairs perfectly with the open and friendly atmosphere, as well as the tasteful interior decor.

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

My Hunk
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Ikseon-dong, 03132, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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My Hunk, also called Ma-Hung (마헝) is a small gay bar in Jongno playing non-stop music from the hottest K-pop girl groups. Because of this, the bar has an intimate but electric atmosphere, making it a perfect place for those who want to let loose on a night out.

Weekday: Mon: Closed; Tue-Fri: 8pm-2am

Weekend: 8pm-2am

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

Bar Jungle
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삼일대로30길 Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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With monkeys dangling from the ceiling and big, vibrant leaves framing the bar counter, the newly opened Bar Jungle in Seoul lives up to its name. This gay bar opened in May 2023 and serves creative, colourful cocktails for its patrons to enjoy. 

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

DZBZ
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376 Donui-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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DZBZ is a gay bar in Jongno-gu that serves delicious cocktails and canapes. But what makes this establishment unique is that it's also a rooftop bar, so guests can enjoy their drink along with great views of the beautiful Seoul skyline lit up at night.

Weekday: Mon-Tue: Closed, Wed-Fri: 7pm-4am

Weekend: 7pm-4am

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

HERO Bar
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3F Gyeonghan Bldg 38 돈화문로 Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea

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HERO Bar opened in May 2023 and is a chic gay bar with a signature red neon-lit, mirror-lined hallway that's perfectly Instagrammable. They serve cocktails, shots, and other drinks, and host occasional drag performances. Follow their social media to see what's happening.

Weekday: Mon: Closed; Tue-Thurs: 7pm-3am

Weekend: Fri-Sat: 7pm-5am; Sun: 7pm-3am

Last updated on: 19-Sep-2023

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