Skip Navigation
> Recommendations> Hallyu

Nightlife and Night Views in Sizzling Seoul

Published Date : Aug. 01, 2016 / Edited Date : Oct. 13, 2020
Nightlife and Night Views in Sizzling Seoul


August's Main Article

편의점 코스요리에 주목하자!

Nightlife and Night Views in Sizzling Seoul

Rooftop Views and Riverside Festivals


When visiting Seoul, there’s so much to see and do that the day might go by in a flash. Once the sun sets, there are many ways to cool down after a day full of sightseeing. Seoul’s nightlife is full of incredible bars and restaurants as well as outdoor festivals. Visit one of Seoul’s hotel rooftop bars to take in beautiful night views of the city and spend a relaxing and idyllic summer evening with a drink in hand. For a different way to pass the evening, the Hangang Summer Festival offers a huge range of outdoor activities and events for people of all ages to participate in. The festival takes place throughout the Hangang parks system with events and activities divided by theme. Whether it’s a rooftop bar or an outdoor festival, there is no shortage of things to do in Seoul at night.

Rooftop Bars and Idyllic Summer Evenings



Myeong-dong is one of Seoul’s most popular tourist areas, and its popularity amongst for foreign visitors remains very strong. Myeong-dong is know for its lively atmosphere, and the evening atmosphere does not disappoint. Myeong-dong by night is lively and dynamic and the perfect time to visit a rooftop bars. Rooftop bars are growing in popularity and numbers these days. They're a fun and different way to spend an evening.  At a rooftop bar, patrons can enjoy cocktails and food outdoors while also seeing beautiful night views of the city. Cool down after a sweltering summer day with a drink in hand.

In Myeong-dong, two great options are the L7 Hotel’s Floating, and the Ibis Ambassador Hotel’s Le Style. L7 Hotel's Floating is large; its floor space clocks in at over 400 square meters and it's Myeong-dong's newest rooftop bar. Despite being new, many people frequent Floating and have been drawn to the bar through good word of mouth. Le Style is well established and probably best known for its breathtaking views of Mount Namsan and the Seoul skyline.

L7 플로팅
More Info

- The Ibis Ambassador Hotel's rooftop bar, Le Style, offers fantastic service and a delightful ambience.
Address  : 302 Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telephone  : +82-2-6020-8880
Operating Hours  : 18:00~22:00
Ibis Hotel Le Style

- Hotel L7's rooftop bar, Floating, manages to be trendy and cozy all at once. 
Address  : 137 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Telephone  : +82-2-6310-1097
Operating Hours  : Weekdays 17:00~00:00, Weekends 17:00~01:00
L7 Hotel Floating

Myeong-dong’s Rooftop Bars
- Myeong-dong is one of Seoul’s most frequented tourist areas. It’s not hard to see why; there are posh department stores, shopping malls, and major tourist attractions nearby, such as Namdaemun Market, Mount Namsan, Namsangol Hanok Village. After a busy day of shopping and sightseeing, unwind at a rooftop bar. 




Gangnam is the heart of Seoul’s business and pop cultural worlds. There's no shortage of things to see and do in Gangnam, whether it's day or night. The rooftop bars in Gangnam tend to be modern and  unconventional. Hotel Cappuccino is a boutique hotel with a quirky name and a casual, fun rooftop bar called Rooftop Bar. Visitors can expect to hear loud, lively music in this relaxed bar. Move with the music and enjoy the an offering from their extensive gin and tonic menu. The venue, along with a DJ, is also available for party rentals. Whether just for a drink or for the day, spending time Hotel Cappuccino is sure to be a good time.

Kloud has an entirely different vibe and atmosphere to Rooftop Bar. Kloud is located on the 21st floor of the Mercure Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe Hotel. Where Rooftop bar is rambunctious with a casual and party-like atmosphere, Kloud is more subdued, tranquil; the perfect place to have a chat over drinks and nibbles. Kloud is divided into various zones and patrons can choose where to sit according to their personal tastes. Take in a movie in the Field Zone, the Wood Zone with its huge windows is great even if the weather is terrible, and the terrace a superb place to have a quiet drink or meal and to check out the amazing views of Gangnam. Visitors to Kloud are spoiled for choice when it comes to seating options. Kloud also serves food; try the steak and risotto and round out your meal with a glass of beer, wine, or a cocktail. There is also lighter fare in the way of salads and desserts.


More Info

- An urban lifestyle destination, Hotel Cappuccino is a young, hip hotel. The hotel's aptly named rooftop bar, Rooftop Bar, is stylish and offers reasonably priced food and drink.
Address  : 155 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telephone  : +82-2-2038-9618
Operating Hours  : 18:00~02:00
Hotel Cappuccino Rooftop Bar

- This fashionable rooftop bar is a sleek sanctuary in a an often chaotic urban environment. Visit Kloud for great food and drinks, or just to relax. 
Address  : 10 Teheran-ro 25-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Telephone  : +82-2-2050-6035
Operating Hours  : Mon-Sat. 18:00~02:00, Sun. 18:00~01:00
Hotel Mercure Ambassador Kloud

Gangnam's Rooftop Bars
-   A mecca for fashion and youth, Gangnam has a plethora of trendy restaurants, shops, and bars. Garosu-gil, Apgujeong Rodeo, COEX, and Cheongdam-dong overflow with great places to shop and have fun. Wrap up an exciting day in Gangnam with an evening at a rooftop bar!

Making Memories at the Hangang Summer Festival

Heat up the Night!


WAVEFILM  photo by Park Chang Hyun

A leisurely, quiet evening is nice, but it's not the only way to have fun in Seoul. The Hangang Summer Festival kicked off in July and will run through August. For an action packed evening full of festivities and people, go to the Hangang Summer Festival! The festival program is full of fun activities, events, and performances. There are almost too many activities and events to count; festival-goers will have the time of their lives.

Lovers of running and EDM (electronic dance music) must take part in Electrodash. Electrodash is a light and EDM (electronic dance music) race-party at Yeouido Hangang Park. Throughout this music-centered racing event, there will be UV bubbles, UV gel, UV color powder, a bubble waterfall, to run through and missions to complete throughout the dash. After the missions, the music party will start on the main stage and festival-goers will be able to dance their hearts out. 

Head to Banpo Hangang Park and the Some Sevit area to catch the Moonlight Circus. Internationally known fire artists such as Alvin Lopez and Fire Bandit will be demonstrating their skills and the Fire Dancing Festival, fireworks, mask dance, lion dance, a fire parade and more will take place as part of the Moonlight Circus. Attend and see some incredible and unique summer performances.


More Info


- Electrodash
Date & Time  : Aug. 6th, 15:00 - 22:00
Location  : Yeouido Hangang Park

- Hangang Moonlight Circus
Dates  : Aug. 13th - 14th
Location  : Banpo Hangang Park and Some Sevit

- Tips for attending Electrodash
1. Refashion the Electrodash t-shirt that you'll receive at the event; Make it your own.  
2. Don’t spend all your time behind your phone trying to take photos, really experience Electrodash! Don’t try to run too quickly throughout the event, pace yourself. Let your body follow the music!


A Evening Full of Culture by the Han River


For more fun, there's the Film Festival Under the Bridge which will take place under several of the beautiful, sparking bridges of the Han River. The Hangang parks at Mangwon, Yeouido, Ttukseom, and Gwangnaru will be showing a different movie every Saturday, for free, throughout August. This year, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival will be sponsoring this year’s Film Festival Under the Bridge, so attendees can expect to see some fun and entertaining movies.

Jazz lovers shouldn't skip the Hangang Jazz Festival at Banpo Hangang Park. There may be no better way to see a gathering of incredible jazz musicians and artists in one place in Seoul. Enjoy smooth jazz performances from several artists and make memories at the Han River. For a traditional Korean experience, don’t miss the Hangang at Sunset Performance Festival at Ttukseom Hangang Park. The festival will be packed with traditional Korean cultural performances. Everything from traditional folk games, musical performances, traditional dance, and much more will be demonstrated and performed. It’s quite unusual yet special to be able to see outdoor performances of traditional Korean arts in the evening. Spend some time appreciating these underrated arts.


More Info

- Film Festival Under the Bridge
Date & Time : July 16th - Aug. 20th, 20:00
Location  : Under the bridge at the following parks, Mangwon Hangang Park, Yeouido Hangang Park, Ttukseom Hangang Park, Gwangnaru Hangang Park

- Hangang Jazz Festival
Date & Time  : Aug. 6th - 7th, 18:00~22:00
Location  : Banpo Hangang Park, the Some Sevit area

- Hangang at Sunset Performance Festival
Date & Time  : Aug. 12th - 14th
Location  : Yeouido Hangang Park and Ttukseom Hangang Park

- Tips for enjoying the festivities at the Hangang Parks
Bring a blanket or mat to sit on, and pack lights snacks and refreshments! Many Seoulites often place orders for delivery food and have a picnic on the grass. Chi-maek (fried chicken and beer) is always popular. When in Rome! With a comfy blanket and a grassy spot, you too can have a tasty outdoor picnic by the river. The Hangang Summer Festival is the perfect time to visit and enjoy a picnic while seeing great performances, movies, and more.
* Foreign visitors to Seoul may experience difficulties in ordering delivery food. It may be best to order take out and carry your meal to the park instead.  


#Nightlife #Night Views #Summer #Festivals

예약 전 안내사항
  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 3일 전 까지 가능합니다.
  • 코로나19 확산 예방을 위해 최소 이용 인원은 1명이며 최대 이용 인원은 3명입니다.
  • 기존 등록된 예약 중 그룹별 정원을 초과하지 않는 예약에 한하여 1일 전 17시 까지 추가 예약 가능합니다.
  • 다음달 예약은 전달 15일 이 후부터 가능합니다.
  • 해설 프로그램 참여 시에는 반드시 마스크를 착용하여 주시기 바랍니다.
  • 발열 또는 호흡기 증상(열, 기침, 가래, 근육통, 코막힘, 인후통 등)이 있는 경우 프로그램 참여를 삼가하여 주시기 바랍니다.
  • 프로그램 시작 전 온도 체크가 진행됩니다. 체온이 37.5도 이상일 경우 이용이 제한됩니다.
  • 보호자가 동반하지 않는 만 14세 미만의 하동 관광객의 경우 현장에서 취소됩니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 서울도보해설관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
예약 전 안내사항
  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최대 6개월 전부터 최소 5일 전 까지 신청 가능합니다.
  • 희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 특히 주말 및 공휴일, 봄(4~5월) 가을(9~11월) 성수기에는 예약이 조기마감 되오니 이 점 유의하여 주시기 바랍니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.
    (최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 경복궁, 창덕궁, 창경궁, 덕수궁 35인 이상 관람 시, 해당 궁궐 사이트에서 15일 전 단체 입장신청이 필요합니다. (2014.1.1.부터 시행)
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 보호자가 동반하지 않는 만 14세 미만의 하동 관광객의 경우 현장에서 취소됩니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)
예약 전 안내사항
  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 덕수궁의 경우 복지카드를 지참한 관광객에 한하여 무료입장이 가능합니다.
    ※ 중증(1~3급) 동반인 포함 2명 무료※ 경증(4~6급) 장애인 본인 1인만 무료
  • 보호자 또는 보조자가 동반하지 않을 경우 이용이 불가능 합니다.※ 별도의 보조자가 없는 경우 사무국으로 문의 바랍니다. (02-6925-0777)
  • 희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.(최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)
예약 전 안내사항
  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 덕수궁의 경우 복지카드를 지참한 관광객에 한하여 무료입장이 가능합니다.
    ※ 중증(1~3급) 동반인 포함 2명 무료
    ※ 경증(4~6급) 장애인 본인 1인만 무료
  • 본 프로그램은 수화해설 중심으로 진행되며, 수화가 불가능한 경우 이용이 불가합니다.
  • 희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.
    (최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)
예약 전 안내사항
  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 본 코스는 보행약자(거동이 불편한 고령자, 장애인, 유모차 이용자 등)를 위한 코스입니다.
  • 보호자를 동반하지 않을 시 이용이 불가능 합니다.※ 보행약자 1명당 보호자 최소 1인 이상 동반
    ※ 전동보장구(전동휠체어, 전동스쿠터 등) 사용자의 경우 보호자 1인당 보행약자 최대 4인까지 동반 가능
    희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.(최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)
Read before Reservation
  • Reservations must be made at least three days prior to the tour date.
  • Reservations are limited to a maximum of three people only in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Additional reservations are?permitted for pre-existing reservations that do not exceed the limited number of three people per group and may be made one day prior to the tour date by 5 PM.
  • Reservations for the following month are available from the 15th of the current month.
  • Masks are required for participation in all tour programs.
  • Please refrain from participating in any tour programs should you be experiencing any symptoms, including fever, coughing, congestion, muscle pain, stuffy nose, and/or sore throat.
  • Temperature readings will be conducted for all participants prior to the tour. Those with a reading over 37.5°C are prohibited from tour participation.
  • Reservations for tourists 14 years & under without an accompanying adult or guardian shall be canceled on site.
  • [As of one day prior to the tour date] All reservations shall be canceled in the event of emergency particulate matter reduction measures taken and/or inclement weather conditions, including excessive heat waves, typhoons, heavy rain, and more, that may impede Seoul Guided Walking Tour operations.
  • The Seoul Guided Walking Tour administration office and tour guide affiliates are not responsible for any accidents that happen to occur during the tour program.
Read before Reservation
  • Reservation shall be made at least 1 week before the tour day.
  • The course is for tourists with mobility problems (Senior, people with disability, stroller user).
  • You may not use the course without an assistant (or companion)
    ※ At least one assistant shall accompany a tourist with mobility problem
    ※ In case of electric assisting device users (electric wheelchair, electric scooter users), one assistant may accompany up to 4 tourists with mobility problem
  • Reservation may be canceled when a guide is unavailable on the desired date and course.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office (02-6925-0777) will contact you to confirm reservation.
    (At least 5 days~1 month before tour day) Reservation may be canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office cannot reach you for more than 3 times.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office and Seoul culture and tourism guide are not liable for the safety accidents during the Seoul Guided Walking Tour.
  • All reservations are canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour is unavailable due to Particulate Matter Reduction Measure or other weather conditions (heat wave, typhoon, heavy rain). (As of the date before the tour day)
  • 観光予定日を基準として最小3日前まで予約可能です。
  • 新型コロナ感染症の予防のため、最小定員は1名、最大定員は3名までとなります。
  • 既に予約されたコースの中で、グループ別の定員を超えない予約に限り、観光予定日の1日前の17時まで追加での予約が可能です。
  • 翌月の予約は前月の15日から可能です。
  • 解説プログラム参加時は、必ずマスク着用をお願いします。
  • 発熱または呼吸器症状(熱、咳、痰、筋肉痛、鼻づまり、喉の痛み等)がある場合は、解説プログラムへのご参加はお控えください。
  • 解説プログラムの開始前に検温を実施しています。体温が37.5度以上の場合はプログラム利用が制限されます。
  • 保護者が同伴しない満14歳未満の観光客は、現場でキャンセルとなります。
  • PM2.5非常低減措置の発令およびその他の気象状況の悪化(猛暑、台風、豪雨等)により徒歩観光の運営が難しい場合は、すべての予約が一括キャンセルされます。(観光予定日の前日基準)
  • 解説が行われる際に発生した安全事故について、ソウル徒歩解説観光事務局とソウル文化観光解説士は責任を負いません。
  • 予約は観光日を基準として少なくとも1週間前まで可能です。
  • 本コースは、移動弱者(移動が不自由な高齢者、障害者、ベビーカー利用者など)のためのコースです。
  • 補助人(或いは同行人)を伴わない場合は利用できません。
  • ご希望の日付及びコースに活動可能な解説士がいない場合、予約はキャンセルされることがあります。
  • 予約を確認するため、徒歩観光事務局(02-6925-0777)で確認のための連絡が行われます。
  • 解説を進行する時に発生する安全事故に対し、徒歩観光事務局とソウル文化観光解説士は
  • PM 2.5(ピーエムにてんご)の非常低減措置発令及びその他の気象悪化(猛暑、台風、暴雨など)によって
  • 观光日基准最少3日前方可进行预约。
  • 为防止新冠状肺炎疫情的扩散,预约人数将限制在3人以内。
  • 在已登记的预约团体中,只接待不超过预约人数的团体,可在前一天17时前追加预约。
  • 下个月的预约可从前一月15日开始。
  • 参加徒步观光解说活动时必须佩戴口罩。
  • 如有发热或呼吸道症状(发烧、咳嗽、痰液、肌肉痛、鼻塞、咽喉痛等),请避免参与解说活动。
  • 活动开始前将进行体温测试,超过37.5度者将被限制参与解说活动。
  • 无保护者随同的未满14岁儿童游客,会在现场取消解说活动。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等)无法运营徒步观光解说活动时,所有预约会批量取消。(观光前日基准)
  • 对于解说活动中发生的安全事故,首尔徒步解说旅游事务局和首尔文化观光解说社不予负责。
  • 观光日基准最少1日前方可进行预约。
  • 本线路是为了行动不便者(行动不便的高龄者、残疾人、婴儿车利用者等)的路线。
  • 无辅助人员(或同行人)伴随时,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的辅助人员陪同。
    ※ 电动辅助器具(电动轮椅、电动独轮车等)使用者时,每一位辅助人员最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 为了确认预约,徒步观光事务局(02-6925-0777)会致电进行确认。
    (最少5日~一个月前) 3次以上无法连接时,预约将被取消。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光解说员概不负责。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
  • 最晚請於預約日期3天前完成預約。
  • 為防止新冠肺炎疫情擴散,導覽人數最少1人、最多3人。
  • 已完成預約的團體若人數超過限制,可於前一天下午5點前追加預約。
  • 每月15日將開放下個月的預約。
  • 參與解說觀光時請務必佩戴口罩。
  • 若有發燒或呼吸道症狀(發燒、咳嗽、咳痰、肌肉酸痛、鼻塞、喉嚨痛),請避免參與本活動。
  • 活動開始前將進行體溫測量。若體溫超過37.5度,將無法參與本活動。
  • 未有保護者同行的未滿14歲兒童遊客,會在現場取消參與資格。
  • 因發布微塵緊急降低措施及其他天氣惡化(暴熱、台風、豪雨等),無法進行徒步觀光時,所有預約將取消。(預約日期前日基準)
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,首爾徒步解說觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光解說員概不負責。
  • 觀光日基準最少1日前方可進行預約。
  • 本線路是為了行動不便者(行動不便的高齡者、殘疾人、嬰兒車利用者等)的路線。
  • 無輔助人員(或同行人)伴隨時,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的輔助人員陪同。
    ※ 電動輔助器具(電動輪椅、電動獨輪車等)使用者時,每壹位輔助人員最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望觀光的日期及線路上無解說員時,預約有可能被取消。
  • 為了確認預約,徒步觀光事務局(02-6925-0777)會致電進行確認。
    (最少5日~壹個月前) 3次以上無法連接時,預約將被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光 解說員概不負責。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。 (觀光前日基準)