Grand Ole Opry

Top choice bar

in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

Bang in the middle of Itaewon's red-light district, this honky-tonk dive bar is a throwback GI hang-out and something straight out of a movie. The original owner, Mama Kim, still works the bar; she bought the club in 1975. Grab a ₩3000 drink, have a chinwag about Itaewon's colourful history, then do-si-do over to the wooden dance floor.

'The Star Spangled Banner' is played at the stroke of midnight on Friday and Saturday, as it has been here for over 40 years.