Top Bars in Sinchon: Best Spots for Nightlife, Drinks, & Fun


Looking for foreigner-friendly bars in Sinchon? Visit The Liquid, a low-key lounge bar where you can grab drinks, play darts, and catch up with friends 🥃 🍺 🍹

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Nightlife in Sinchon: Best Bars & Chill Hangout Spots

Whether you’re looking for a night cap near Yonsei, Ehwa, or Sogang, or it’s your first time in Sinchon and are looking to explore, there are many great bars in the neighborhood that you can visit. The area may not be as touristy and popular as the neighboring Hongdae (which many may find more appealing), but the youthful district of Sinchon is one of the best places in Seoul for some drinks and pure fun. Here are the top hole-in-the-walls worth visiting:

1. The Liquid Bar

Looking for a foreigner-friendly lounge bar in Seoul with an English menu? How about a spot that both Koreans and expats love to visit? We’ve got the perfect spot for you!

The Liquid is a low-key lounge bar in Sinchon that offers an intimate setting and an affordable selection of food, wine, beer, and liquor. As soon as you climb down the stairs, you’ll notice the cozy seating areas, great music, the dart wall, and the foreign currencies hanging on the bar ceiling (The friendly owners let me see it, and I found at least 15 currencies, including Singaporean dollars, US dollars, Philippine pesos, and Canadian dollars!).

To start, have the bar’s signature Marinated Cherry Tomatoes or Cheese Platter, which you can pair with a glass of wine, beer, or soju. If you don’t like alcohol that much, you can also get a good cup coffee here!

The Liquid is also open until 2am on weekdays and 4am on weekends, so you won’t have to worry about cutting the time short with your company!

  • Address: B1, 23 Yeonsero 9-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday at 6pm-2am & Friday-Sunday at 6pm-4am
  • Price Range: ₩8,000-₩18,000 or $6-14

2. House Lounge

If you’re looking for a hookah bar with an energetic vibe, the House Lounge may just be for you! This bar in Sinchon screams wild nightlife, so if you’re celebrating an occasion or just in the mood for some wild fun, you can also check out this place. While the food is on the plainer side, you can still enjoy the cocktail here!

  • Address: B1, 32 Yeonse-ro 7-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Hours: 6pm-3am
  • Price Range: ₩8,900-₩20,000 or $7-16

3. Airplane Mode

Last but not least, we have Airplane Mode, a cafe and bar in Sinchon with an outdoor seating space. Aside from a fantastic selection of champagne, I’d say this is a great place for couples. If you’re looking to impress a date, do visit!

  • Address: 36, Yeonseo 4-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Hours: 5pm-12am
  • Price Range: ₩10,000-₩40,000 or $8-30

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