Sik Mool

Top choice bar in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Four hanok were creatively combined to create this chic designer cafe-bar that blends old and new Seoul. Clay-tile walls, Soviet-era propaganda posters, mismatched modern furniture and contemporary art surround a young crowd sipping cocktails, coffee and wine and nibbling on house-made pizza. Sik Mool and its creator, fashion photographer Louis Park, are often credited as spearheading Ikseon-dong's popularity.