Despite the sometimes taboo nature of homosexuality in South Korea, it’s a well-known fact that Itaewon, the queerest district of Seoul, is a safe haven for gay individuals. It’s also in this cosmopolitan hub that much of Seoul's gay nightlife is centered, particularly around the Homo Hill area.
Attracting a young and international crowd, the gay bars of Itaewon are extremely diverse and cater to a range of tastes. What's more, a fantastic mix of locals, travelers, and ex-pats creates one of Asia’s most interesting and welcoming gay scenes.
Homo-Hill is brimming with gay bars and clubs and one of the best places to start is Warehouse. This cozy gay bar offers fantastic drink deals and welcomes song requests meaning it’s the ideal place to begin your Itaewon adventure. No trip to Seoul is complete without a visit to Hook; the city’s premier gay karaoke bar. It’s ideal for a late-night song or two, and you’ll feel immediately welcomed at this friendly bar.
Gay dance clubs in Seoul are listed on a separate page.