Itaewon - Seoul’s nightlife district
Here you’ll find an overwhelming amount of great bars, clubs, and restaurants - many of them owned by Americans and Europeans. From microbreweries to French delis, Itaewon is all about that Western international scene.
Must-visit restaurant: Plant - All fresh, all healthy, and all delicious. This restaurant offers a mix of vegan and vegetarian foods in a mostly European and American style.
Itaewon’s best bar: Magpie Brewing co. - A home-brew bar that makes all of its own original ales in-house. Home-brews are a popular business start-up for expats in Korea, and Magpie is easily the best one.
Itaewon’s best cafe: 5 Extracts - A minimalist coffee house owned by an award-winning barista. Its relaxed atmosphere is a welcome break from the bustle of Itaewon.
Unique to Itaewon: Antique shopping - Itaewon has a designated street for antique stores, selling antiques from all over the world. From Victorian England to Ancient China, there are some incredible antiques to uncover here.