Seoul Gay Bars

The best-known gay bars in Seoul are located on Homo Hill in Itaewon. More local gay bars and nightlife options can be found in Jongno District.

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

Homo Hill / Itaewon

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.

137-4 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 795 8193 |

weekday 19:30 - 05:00

weekend 19:30 - 05:00

Why Not?

audience rating 3.5 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

Gay dance bar on “Homo Hill” that has been revamped, 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. The back attracts both local and foreign crowd. Located right next to SOHO and close other gay bars on the Hill.

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2/F, 124-7 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 795 6164 |

weekend Fri,Sat 21:30 - 05:00

Q-Bar

audience rating 2.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

TODAY Drink Specials before midnight

Itaewon’s newest addition to the gay nightlife scene. Q-Bar offers a space for the LGBT and friends in a sophisticated setting, divided into 3 areas, with lounge area and VIP room for private events.

Open on Friday and Saturday nights. Fun, upbeat music by international & local DJ’s, dancers and performers. Check the website for special weekly events.

From Itaewon Station( Exit 2), walk straight ahead, Q-Bar is on the left, on the 2nd floor of Pizza Muzzo.

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1F, 116-1, Itaewon 1-dong, Yongsan, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 796 6854 |

weekday 15:00 - 03:00 -04:00

weekend 17:00 - 04:00-05:00

PROST Pub & Grill

audience rating 4.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

TODAY Special Show & Event

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 such as 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.

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B1, 136-30 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul

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weekday Thu from 20:00

weekend Fri,Sat from 20:00

Warehouse

audience rating 3.3 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

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.

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136-40 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 798 0578 |

weekday 20:00 - 04:00

weekend 20:00 - 05:00

Always Homme

audience rating 3.0 stars from 14 votes - click to vote

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.

The bar gets 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.

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2/F, 40 Usadan-ro, Itaewon, Seoul | map | distance

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weekend Fri-Sat 22:00 till late

Lollipop

audience rating 3.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Bright, colourful and glittering. Lollipop is a relatively new gay bar in Itaewon with great drag shows at 1am. The owner herself will be in the show.

Large space, wide variety of drinks and no cover charge.

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136-6 Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 3785 0834 |

Almaz

audience rating 3.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Cool, stylish gay lounge bar in Itaewon gay village with bright red interiors, light-reflecting disco balls, and friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

Almaz (which means “diamond” in Arabic) is a nice place to socialise with friends before more late-night activities.

Located in a small alley (before you get to ‘Homo Hill’). About halfway down the alley; you’ll see the white sign ‘Almaz’; walk through the door and the bar is tucked away in the back.

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Oz

Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul | map | distance

weekday Tue,Thu from 20:00

weekend Fri,Sat from 20:00

audience rating 3.4 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

Small, intimate bar next to Always Homme. The décor of Oz 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.

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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.

2F, 41-1 Donhwamun, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 3672 0940 |

weekday 19:30 - 04:30

weekend 19:30 - 04:30

Barcode

audience rating 4.4 stars from 40 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
2015
5 Star Winner
2016
5 Star Winner
2017
5 Star Winner

One of the first ‘one shot’ gay bars where customers could order drinks without having to buy a snack. The bar has a friendly atmosphere, reasonably priced drinks and English-speaking staff.

The bar attracts local gay crowd in their 30’s and 40’s and some foreigners. There’s free WiFi, so you can log on Grindr, SCRUFF, Jack’d, etc.

Located near Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 1, 3, 5), across the street from Exit 8.

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10 Samil-daero 26-gil, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 10 8862 0932 | Free WiFi

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 19:00 - 04:00

BB Bar

audience rating 3.1 stars from 17 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
2017
3 Star Winner

New, Western-style gay lounge bar in Jongno-3. The bar master is a Korean American who speaks fluent English. BB stands for ‘Big Brothers’, and the staff are mostly bearish type.

BB Bar is located near Cinema Hotel, Cats Hotel and Top Hotel. Cocktails, wines and liquors are served. Foreigners are most welcome.

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3/F Ehwa Bldg, 175 Myo-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 741 0036 |

weekday 19:30 - late

weekend 19:30 - late

Shortbus

audience rating 3.1 stars from 13 votes - click to vote

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. Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 1, 3, 5) Exit 3.

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95-1 Myo-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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weekday 20:00 - 03:00

weekend 20:00 - 04:00

Shimya Jongro

audience rating 3.0 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

New gay bar in Jongno. Shimya has a laid-back, no-attitude atmosphere, making you feel like you’re just chilling out at your best friend’s house. You can enjoy drinks and food, listen to the music, read or socialise.

The owner is well-travelled, speaks English and is happy to give you information about all things Seoul. The bar is located right next to Exit 7 of Jongno 3-ga station – very easy to find.

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9 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 766 5334 |

weekday 19:00 - 04:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00 / 04:00

Bar Friends

audience rating 3.1 stars from 10 votes - click to vote

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. Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 1, 3, 5) Exit 5. Cross the street and turn right into the first alley.

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3/F 236-1 Nakwon-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 745 9912 |

A\V

audience rating 2.1 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

Local gay bar, popular with Korean bears but foreigners are welcome. A\V 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 (Exit 5) on the 3rd floor of an old building,

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42 Donhwamun-ro 9-gil, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 744 3720 |

37°2

audience rating 2.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

37°2 is a relatively new gay bar in Jongno, Seoul. Opened since 2015, the bar has a cosy, modern setting – check their Facebook page also.

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1/F 12 Myo-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 747 5553 |

weekday 18:00 - 05:00

weekend 18:00 - 06:00

Pocha ALMAZ

audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Another version of the gay bar Almaz in Itaewon. Pocha ALMAZ, opened July 2016, serves Korean soju, beer, whiskey, vodka and other drinks as well as tasty food, with K-pop music.

Located in Jongno area. Open from 6pm daily.

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Wallpaper

103 Ikseon-dong, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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weekday 19:30 - late

weekend 19:30 - late

audience rating 3.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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.

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4F, 42 Donhwamun 11-gil, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 70 7620 6610 |

OWOO Jongno

audience rating 3.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Popular Nordic gay bar &café lounge offering a nice selection of drinks as well as meals. You’re not required to order meals with your drinks, though. OWOO attracts a mixed crowd and a few foreigners.

Take Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 1, 3, 5), Exit 4, make a quick U-turn then look for their logo, a deer head, on the 4th floor across the street.

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109 Supyo-ro, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 742 1106 |

weekday 18:00 - 02:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00

Torio Torio

audience rating 3.6 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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

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11 Mirae Bldg, Yulgok-ro 6-gil, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 10 7773 1968 |

weekday 18:00 - 04:00

weekend 18:00 - 04:00

COZY Bar

audience rating 3.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Small, newly opened gay bar with casual and modern atmosphere. COZY Bar serves some Korean food and many kinds of liquor (beer, wine and whiskey). Pop, jazz music and requested songs.

The bar is located near the Korean gay town (Jong-ro), so you can meet a lot of gay friends and check out other places easily. Email or call in advance.

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22 Samil-daero 26-gil, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

Rtari

audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Fusion pub & restaurant in Jongno, located on a little side street, near CATS Hotel and the other gay bars in the area. Rtari gets busy late at night with mostly local Korean guys.

 

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The Nine

56 Samil-daero 30-gil, Seoul | map | distance

audience rating 2.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Small, busy gay bar & restaurant with open floor and a laid-back atmosphere. The Nine is popular for its greasy, fried food and beer on tap. Mostly local crowd.

Located on a little alley just a few steps from Wallpaper bar.

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4/F, 121 Supyo-ro, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 10 9557 9625 |

weekday 19:30 - late

weekend 19:30 - late

Blood G

audience rating 2.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Located just steps from the subway station and up four flights of stairs (no elevator), Blood G is a great place to enjoy cocktails in a casual atmosphere.  Free WiFi available

The bar gets busiest on weekends. Foreigners are welcome. Jongno 3-ga station (Line 1, 3, 5) Exit 5.

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Mino

11 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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audience rating 3.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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.

Jongno 3-ga subway station (Line 1, 3, 5) Exit 4 or 5.

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13 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno, Seoul | map | distance

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+82 2 766 8218 |

Gate

audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Gay bar & restaurant with outdoor seating, popular with local Korean guys.

Located next to Mino bar and a short walk from Jongno 3-ga subway station (Exit 5).

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