Top Choice Bar in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu


Seoul's most sophisticated makgeolli bar is a place for connoisseurs of Korean liquors and those who'd like to learn a bit more about the depths and breadths of local tipples. Set up by graduates from the nearby Sus…
Cocktail Bar in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

The Edge

The Edge is half record store and half cafe and bar. The venue focuses on selling records by day, but invites DJs and sells drinks after dark. On Saturdays there is a DJ night featuring hip hop, soul and electronic …
Bar in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Neurin Maeul

Top-quality makgeolli and other traditional Korean alcoholic drinks are brewed on-site at this huge branch of Slow Brew Pub. There's another branch in Gangnam.
Bar in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu


Amid Myeong-dong's guesthouse enclave leading up to Namsan, this travel-themed bar is run by a couple of young travel nuts who serve Korean craft beers on tap. There is also good Thai food.
Cafe in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Coffee Libre

A tiny branch of this specialty coffee roaster with a somewhat bizarre location within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex, but it makes for a good pit stop to refuel on single-origin pour overs, aeropress or espresso…
Cafe in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Cafe the Story

Myeong-dong isn’t short on chain cafes, but for something with more individual character hike up to this hidden gem on the lower slope of Namsan, next to its library.
Teahouse in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Davansa Teahouse

A traditional teahouse within the Namsangol Hanok Village.