Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Gangneung

Budnamu Brewery

This splendid craft beer house is a superb place to immerse yourself in a world of beery flavour: try a Zeumeu Blanc – delightful and slightly zingy, with a touch of banana flavour – or a Baegilhong Red Ale, with da…
Cafe in Chuncheon

Gallery Cafe

Part of the Art n Company gallery, this stylish hillside cafe has a great tea selection and commands lovely views of Uiam-ho, accompanied by smooth, jazzy sounds. It’s in the MBC broadcasting building; from downtown…
Bar in Gangneung

Bumpin’ Bar

This gem, down an alley opposite Terarosa, lives in a ramshackle wooden house with a low ceiling. Park yourself at the beautiful, dark bar, constructed of old pine planks from a Buddhist temple that was destroyed in…
Cafe in Seoraksan National Park

Seolhyang

Inside the park and on the outskirts of Seorak-dong, this charming traditional Korean cafe has a terrific range of freshly roasted coffees and is sits by a bridge leading to the main pavilion of Sinheung-sa temple. …
Cafe in Sokcho

Cafe Nadoo

In the old-timey Abai Village, this small but chic spot is hewn from raw concrete, has a friendly owner and serves coffee, tea and lemonade. It's a great spot to take a seat (there are only a handful) and watch the …
Cafe in Odaesan National Park

Cafe Maroo

Located in one of the temple halls of Sangwon-sa, this is a lovely spot for a coffee, all laid out in fresh-looking wood, with colourful furniture.
Bar in Chuncheon

Jackson Bill

This old-school watering hole between Myeong-dong and the bend of Dakgalbi Geori is overseen by amiable veteran Mr Oh, who sits in front of 8000 vinyl records and takes requests, digging out oldies from the '70s and…
Bar in Chuncheon

Sheriff Bar

The name and wagon wheels on the way up stairs are all the clues you need that this is a Wild West Saloon-styled sports bar, up on the second floor across the road from Kangwon National University. It's a fun spot f…
Cafe in Chuncheon

Ethiopia Café

Ethiopia Café is the main establishment at the lakefront, near the Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans of the Korean War with its triple-pointed roof. It's mainly notable for its location rather than for its coffee…