Bar Friends

9 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno, Seoul, South Korea | map | directions

audience rating: Bar Friends, 3.1 out of 5 based on 10 ratings click to vote:
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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.

weekday: 19:00 - 04:00

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

venue: bar (酒吧) | features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | customers: LGBT mixed | attracts: All types

corrections | last updated: 02-11-2017

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3.8

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3.8

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3.8

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4.4
based on 5 reviews
  1. Poor place...

    “I went there two months ago on a Saturday night. The bar staff was not even coming to me to ask for an order when I sat at the bar table. There were not many customers though. The staff were chatting with themselves, laughing and totally forgot a customer just sitting there. I felt I was dumped and that was a very very bad experience. I walked out after 10 minutes without consuming. Well, they did not want my money.“

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      on 08-11-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Friendly bar

    “We visited in October 2017 mid-week and it was about a quarter full, all locals apart from us English guys.

    Friendly staff chatted a bit at the bar and reasonably priced drinks for Seoul.“

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      on 31-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Two different experiences with this place

    “I've had both a positive and negative experience with Bar Friends. First time I went it was quiet and staff were friendly and attempting to communicate with me which was nice. But the second time, on a Saturday night about 10pm, the place was packed - 98% Korean customers - and the bar staff were not engaging at all. They didn't seem to be very engaging to their Korean customers either. It does have a cosy, warm vibe so maybe you should try it out for yourself if you're in the Jongno area.“

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      on 02-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Best First Impressions!

    “I was only in Seoul for four days during the week last June and happened to find this bar via travelgayasia. I walked in on a quiet Tuesday night and really had a nice time! The owner was really friendly and the drinks and service was excellent! I love my alcohol and my drink tab was only 65,000 won which is cheap for Los Angeles standards (where I live) and I ended up returning a second and third time during my four-day trip! I was encouraged to sit next to a fellow bar patron that was also alone and we had a really nice visit! Overall, this place is very welcoming and I will definitely return. Though I am Korean-American and my Korean is minimal, I was quite comfortable as everyone else spoke beautiful English! I am even learning more Korean so I can return and practice a bit! Thank you Bar Friends! You are the love of my life! Lol!“

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      on 04-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Nice cosy bar

    “The manager/boss of Bar Friends is very friendly and can speak good English. During my last visit, I saw quite a number of foreigners and those who came alone, the staff would try to make small talk with them to make them feel welcomed. Drink are reasonably-priced.“

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      on 21-01-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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