Best Theme Bar : The 1960s-inspired bar Rainbow brings a much-needed dose of love and good vibrations to the city’s business heartland.
Best Bar for Beer Lovers : Boasting a wide selection of international draft and bottled brews and consistently fair prices, Itaewon’s 3 Alley Pub is an oasis in the land that quality suds forgot.
Best Dance Club : With its earth-shaking sound system, roster of top DJ talent, and a crowd that takes full advantage of its after-hours wing, Club Heaven is Seoul’s reigning dance hot spot.
Best Traditional Pub : Pureunbyol Jumak , a humble traditional pub in Insa-dong, draws a convivial, eclectic crowd with its casual, bohemian ambience, top-notch rice wine, and tasty food.
Most Unusual Nightspot : With its womb-like corridors, trance-inducing light displays, and all-over-the-map food and drink selections, it’s hard to tell what kind of theme Hongdae lounge bar Oi is shooting for, but somehow it works nonetheless.
Best Romantic Hideout : Head deep underground to Cave de la Petite France to canoodle over a bottle of wine in what could be the city’s most sheltered drinking environment.