Must-see nightlife in Northern Seoul

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    Suyeon Sanbang

    Seoul’s most charming teahouse is housed in a 1930s hanok and surrounding garden that once belonged to famous writer Lee Tae-jun, who settled in the North…

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    Being featured in a Korean TV drama can do wonders for your business, but punters would still flock to this mountainside hot spot regardless for the…

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    Club Espresso

    Pouring some of Seoul's best coffee since 1990, this elegant roaster, cafe and shop imports its beans from all corners of the globe; there are usually a…

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    Ape Seoul

    Referring not to large simians but bees (ape meaning 'bee' in Italian), Ape Seoul is a honey-themed cafe run by beekeeper-barista Park Jin. Get your latte…

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    Little has changed in this retro Seoul classic since the place opened in 1956, save for the price of the coffee. Worn wooden booths and dark, creaking…

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    Mix & Malt

    Order your cocktails from an iPad at this two-tiered, open-fronted bar that also specialises in malt whisky. A menu of US-inspired comfort food,…

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    Slow Garden

    Chandeliers and recycled wood make up the shack-chic decor of this greenhouse-like cafe-restaurant that serves pizza, pasta, risotto and brunch dishes…

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    One of a row of cutesy cafes at the very top of Ihwa Mural Village and parallel to the Seoul City Wall, Gaepul boasts an L-shaped outdoor deck for dreamy…