Seoul Gay Bars

Popular gay bars in Seoul are located on the so-called ‘Homo Hill’ in Itaewon. More local gay venues can be found in Jongno district.

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

Homo Hill / Itaewon 이태원

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 subway station.

137-4 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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|+82 2 795 8193 |

Why Not?

audience rating 4.2 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Small gay bar that has been revamped with new technology. Why Not is the best place to see crazy versions of K-pop choreography as well as drag shows.

Highly entertaining and a must-see for visitors. Music ranges from house, techno and pop remixes. Cover charge includes one drink. Attracts a rather upscale local and foreign crowd.

Located right next to SOHO and among many other gay venues on the Hill.

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QUEEN

136-42 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul | map | distance

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weekend 22:00 - 05:00

audience rating 2.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

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

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Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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|+82 2 798 0578 |

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 19:00 - 05:00

Always Homme

audience rating 2.9 stars from 9 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-dong, Seoul

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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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Warehouse

136-30 B1 Itaewon, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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weekday Thu from 20:00

weekend Fri,Sat from 20:00

audience rating 3.7 stars from 3 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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Almaz

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

| +82 2 3785 0834 |

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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Jongno 종로구

Seoul’s oldest gay neighbourhood. Unlike Itaewon, Jongno district has a more laid-back and local vibe. There are tons of gay bars, karaoke and restaurants in this area. The crowd is mostly Korean, but foreigners are welcome.

2/F 41-1 Myo-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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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 33 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
2015
5 Star Winner
2016
5 Star Winner

Barcode was 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.

Local 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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Shortbus

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

| +82 2 741 0036 |

weekday 19:30 - late

weekend 19:30 - late

audience rating 2.8 stars from 9 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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10 Samil-daero 26-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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|+82 10 8862 0932 | Free WiFi

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 19:00 - 04:00

BB Bar

audience rating 3.5 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

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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Shimya Jongro

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

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weekday 20:00 - 03:00

weekend 20:00 - 04:00

audience rating 3.0 stars from 6 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-gu, Seoul

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|+82 2 766 5334 |

weekday 18:30 - 04:00

weekend 18:30 - 04:00

Bar Friends

audience rating 3.2 stars from 9 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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37°2

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

| facebook | +82 2 744 3720 |

audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

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

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2/F, 57 Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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|+82 10 9939 1187 |

weekday 20:00 - 02:00

weekend 20:00 - late

Maniac

audience rating 3.1 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

New, foreigner-friendly gay bar in Jongno district. At Maniac, you can relax, enjoy a few drinks, request songs and dance with the cute owner. Open from 8pm.

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Wallpaper

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

| +82 2 745 2449 |

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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121 Supyo-ro, Jongno-gu (4F), Seoul

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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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OWOO Jongno

42 Donhwamun-ro 11-gil, Jongno-gu (4F), Seoul | map | distance

| +82 70 7620 6610 |

audience rating 2.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

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

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-gu, Seoul

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|+82 2 742 1106 |

weekday 18:00 - 02:00

weekend 18:00 - 05:00

Torio Torio

audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Cosy gay bar & restaurant in Jong-ro area, popular with bears and friends.

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COZY Bar

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

| facebook | +82 10 7773 1968 |

weekday 18:00 - 04:00

weekend 18:00 - 04:00

audience rating 3.8 stars from 4 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-gu, Seoul

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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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Poten 410

171-6 Gwonnong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul | map | distance

| +82 2 3675 0410 |

weekday 19:00 - 04:00

weekend 19:00 - 04:00

audience rating 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Poten 4/10 bar is a bit far from the rest of the gay venues in Jongno. Still, it is worth the walk as their outdoor seating is superb. You can get a great view of Jongno while sipping your cocktail.

The modern bar downstairs has a lot of cute bartenders. Drink prices are slightly higher. Poten also serves food if you’re hungry.

From Jongno 3-ga Station (종로 3 가) Exit 7, take a slight right and walk past the Family Mart. Turn right at GS 25, and Poten will be on your left, on the second floor.

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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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Mino

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

| +82 2 764 8697 |

audience rating 3.0 stars from 3 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-gu, Seoul

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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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