Top 3 hottest clubs in Seoul
Seoul has its fair share of clubs. But Richard Choi from Seoul Grid narrows the search down to three he feels are the most exclusive.
One thing to keep in mind: bouncers at these venues grant access only to those who dress to impress. So be sure to keep the cargo pants, caps, trainers and shorts at home.
Located in the ultra-affluent area of Cheongdam-dong, Club Answer is widely regarded among Seoulites as “the place to get down.”
“Cover is the standard 30,000 won (US$27),” Choi says. “But that also includes one free drink. “Cocktails can run anywhere between 15,000 and 20,000 won.”
The VIP area on the second floor is spacious with tables costing 400,000 (champagne set) to 520,000 won (vodka and tequila set).
Having had the likes of Kaskade, Paul van Dyke and Benny Benassi spin under its chandeliered ceilings, it’s arguably one of Seoul’s top-end electro-house clubs.
For availability and general inquiries give Areum (010-4187-1535) a call.
Getting there: Subway station is far so grab a taxi. Tell the driver “Cheongdam-dong Prima Hotel.” Club Answer is right across the street.
Opening its doors in December 2008, Club Eden takes clubbing to a whole new level. Located in Gangnam beside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the incredibly opulent venue houses the city’s biggest dance floor.
“It’s definitely not your average club,” says Stephanie, one of the principal organizers and PR reps for Eden. “With a state-of-the-art sound system and elegant interior, Eden is for serious party goers.”
Drinks are between 15,000 and 20,000 won on the ground floor. First-floor table packages start at 360,000 won (four people) and 520,000 won (six people) in the upstairs VIP area.
“Music here may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s a hit with regulars,” Richard Choi notes. “You won’t hear any beatport top-100 dance floor hits, only tech house and minimalism.”
Getting there: Subway Line 9 to Shin-Nonhyun Station. Get out exit 4 and walk straight.
The city’s newest addition to the club circuit, Club Heaven (1644-8466) opened its doors in February 2010.
“It’s one of the top electronic music clubs in the capital and by far the hottest at the moment,” Choi assures.
Close to the landmark Renaissance Hotel, just south of the Han River, Club Heaven packs quite an awesome laser system and superior sound system to keep audiophiles grooving all night.
Some industry heavies have played sets here: Daride, Aaron Moss and Martin Solveig, to name but a few. Cover charge is the standard 30,000 won (includes one free drink).
Sleep isn’t your thing? The VIP room – one of the largest in the city -- turns into an after-hours club after 4 a.m.
Getting there: Subway Line 2 to Seolleung Station. Jump out exit 5 and walk straight (approximately 400 meters) until you see the Renaissance Hotel across from the third major intersection. Hailing a cab? Tell the driver “Renaissance Hotel.”