Nightlife in Busan

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247 Tower

247 Tower has got you covered for everything you need on a fun night out. The Overview Some nightlife spots offer this and that, but where can you go for it all? 247 Tower in Haeundae has pretty much got you covered for everything needed on a night out. An all-in-one establishment where...

Almost Famous

Almost famous is a bar opened by Kyungsung bartending veteran Hye Gin Go. They have live music, good drinks and a great staff. It has also become popular as the Kyungsung spot for after-hours dancing. Located on the same street and side of the street as HQ as you walk into Kyungsung from the...


One of the most popular bars in Busan for the past several years. Great Korean staff. They offer live music, pool and hookahs. Tuesdays feature an open mic; Wednesdays, German-reggae; and DJs blast each Thursday and Friday. Live music usually takes the Saturday slot. For food, try the excellent...

Beached Sports Pub

Busan's only Kiwi owned sports pub. The Overview Recently renovated, this Kiwi-run sports bar has gained a huge following in the second year of existence for its spectacular bridge view, delicious menu and its wide array of Kiwi beer, the only place in the city to boast such a claim....

Billie Jean Bar

Billie Jean a stylish pub in Haeundae co owned by local bar legend Dany Kang and Korean movie star Dae Han-ji. Live music, pool, darts and great food. The kitchen is run by the same manager who cooked Haps Best Hamburger in Busan 2010. Ladies Night every Friday: Ladies drink free until 11PM...

Blue Monkey

The Blue Monkey brings a mix of laid back lounge, with a bit of beat. Good drink prices, dancing and lots of room to chill. Ladies night every night 7-9PM 1/2 off all cocktails Friday and Saturday Teqila Shots just $1 Tequila all week 4 for $10 Six flavors of Hookahs Darts...

Burger & Pasta

Also listed in the food section for their good grub, but also have some good wines and chill atmosphere to talk and drink.

Cafe Radio

Cozy & (usually) calm 2nd floor spot near side parking entrance of 21st Century Building. Alcholol & coffee drinks. Music: post-bop & classic 60's rock & roll. Good to duck into with friends or alone with a book. Polite staff. Home to Wordz Only, open mic poetry night every...

Champion Nightclub

If you want to taste the Korean night club vibe this is the authentic version. (051) 807-6677 From "This is a nightclub located in the Semyeon area of Busan. This is a very well-organized, trendy and a clean pub. There are a number of well-dressed doormen to...

Charlie’s Brau

Busan Awesome Review - If I could pick places to eat and drink solely on how they look on the outside, then I’d choose to go to Charlie’s Brau every day. I don’t know why, but I really like the look of this place. Maybe it’s the circular shape of the building. Maybe it...

Club 3F

This recently opened club in Gwangan has enlisted the help of Doogie Hwang, owner of Enoch Mansion and long-time Busan party boy, as well as the manager/promoter who was behind much of the success at Club Foxy in Seomyeon and Elune when they first opened.  It is certainly...

Club Elune

Busan's premiere club with the world's top DJ's and plenty of room to dance. Located in the Paradise Hotel. Facebook Page  

Club Fix

Busan's new 'Superclub & Lounge' CLUB FIX boasts 2 floors of pure luxury (including 100 tables/lounges) massive dance floor, VIP Bar and a FunktionOne sound system! Seomyeon goes sexy with the best in International DJs every weekend!!     Facebook- www.clubfixkorea....

Club Realize

The place for real metal and punk bands, with the occasional DJ and a smattering of Hip Hop. METAL, PUNK, ROCK, THRASH, GRUNGE, ACOUSTIC, DOOM, INSUTRIAL, GOTH, GRIND, BEATS..and almost anything as long as it has soul...we are NOT elitist LIVE MUSIC CLUB IN BUSAN'S KYUNGSUNG AREA. AROUND...

Club Tao

Club Tao is an exciting new club located just off the beach in Haeundae. With dancing, drinking, great music and food, Tao has something for everyone. Visit Club Tao on Facebook


The Crossroads is the original Expat Bar in Korea. You can check out Busan's original open mic on every Thursday night. 051-515-1181. Right in the heart of the PNU district. You can read an interview with the owner Kim Dong Ha here and a story about it's 15th anniversary here...

Division 9

Division 9 is a spacious new bar centered around drinking and playing games. They've got basketball, darts, trivia and soon they will be installing real pinball machines. Great service, good drink prices and solid food. Great place for a party or if you are just looking for a spot to...

English Salsa Club Caribe

Salsa dancing is one way of making your life in Busan more dynamic and marvelous! The one and only salsa club for foreigners and Koreans alike who want to learn salsa dancing and make new ching-oos. We also give free Korean lessons from 6-7pm. Plus we not only teach Salsa, we teach Bachata...


Located right across the street from HQ on the third floor. Evas is the home of football, relaxing and good food. Usually has specials on food and drink, and hosts many events and parties throughout the year.

Foxy Seomyeon

2 story dance club in the heart of Seomyeon. Packed during the weekends. There is a private room you can rent with friends so you have access to the dance floor and still escape the mass. Behind Judy's Taehwa

Fuzzy Navel - Gwangan

  It has fabulous views of Gwangalli Beach. Facing the Diamond Bridge, come enjoy a drink and some tacos on our spacious patio. Great staff serve fresh-made Mexican cuisine and will mix up your favorite cocktail. web: Gwangan Store: 197-11, 1st Floor, Gwangalli,...

Fuzzy Navel - Gwangbok

Care for nightly fire shows? Yeah, why not? Also a good selection of drinks and friendly staff. Just a stone's throw from the beach, they also have great tacos and a great outdoor patio to enjoy a fun night in Nampodong. Gwangbok Store: 85-12 Gwangbok-ro, Gwangbok-dong, Joong-gu 부산광역시 중구...

Fuzzy Navel - Haeundae

  Care for nightly fire shows? Yeah, why not? Also a good selection of drinks and friendly staff. Just a stone's throw from the beach, they also have great tacos and a great outdoor patio to enjoy a fun night in the heart of Haeundae.   Haeundae Store: 1392-17, Joong-dong...

Fuzzy Navel - Seomyeon

  With two locations in Seomyeon, both offer an excellent choice when looking for either a variety of entertainment, or looking to hang out with a couple of friends. The same great Mexican food you find around the city is also prepared in their large, renovated kitchen. Store 1 -...

Galmegi Brewing Company

The Overview Galmegi Brewing Co. is Busan's first craft brew pub right on Gwangan Beach. All of our beer is handcrafted here in Korea using fresh mountain stream water, German barley, American hops, and imported yeast strains from around the world. On Tap This Summer: Hefeweizen, Amber Ale,...

Geckos Bar and Grill

Geckos brings the long standing tradition in Itaewon down to Busan where it sits right on the beach in Haeundae. Great view of the ocean, large patio with outdoor dining. All kinds of great food and drinks coming out of the kitchen. Gecko's Menu  


Urban chic. Very popular with the Korean youth, but frequented often by foreigners. Great drink specials during the week and on weekends. Dart tournament every Wednesday. Cheapest shots in town.  010-4588-4697

GK Fusion Soju Hof

'GK fusion' is a spacious Korean pub that offers a comfortable environment to meet people and communicate in various languages. Also home to the regular Busan English Party gatherings.

Hangover Pub

A new spot in Seomyeon opened by Vito, the same guy who brought you the great Italian food at Vitos Italian, this British-style pub. Great Western Food, including fantastic Fish n' Chips Hours Mon-Sun 6pm-2am Closed Sundays Photos by Alexandra Don

HQ Bar

  The Overview HQ Bar is your place in KSU for drunken mistake-making. We have an ever-expanding variety of microbrew bottles and craft beers on tap; an extensive selection of late-night pub grub; rugby, football, and kung fu movies; and a music selection that, according to our customers,...

HQ Bar Jangsan

The new HQ-Jangsan is here! Located near Jangsan suway station, walk out of exit 5 and turn right at the Paris Baguette. Walk about 100 yards till you the sign for HQ Bar on the 2nd floor. It's located directly across from Avalon Hagwon. We appreciate the support that's been given to us...

Incognito Jazz Bar

  If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle to just chill out in a laid back atmosphere, and enjoy the fine tunes of our audio file refined sound, then make sure you visit us at Incognito Jazz Bar near by Gwangan Beach. - Cool laid back atmosphere - Large...


Live music, Jazz, Korean Indie. Open Mic Thurs. Just around the corner from The Crossroads, right across the street from Monks on the main drag. 011-873-2200 The club has the reputation for having the best sound system in all of Busan.

Kino Eye

Just look for the evil looking rabbit and you are there. Movies shown nightly. Busan Nightlife hotspot with a recent 4th anniversary.

Long. T Bar

Long. T bar is a popular spot for both expats and Koreans with their signature, super-strong Long Islands for only $5 every night of the year. A spacious spot, it has several dart boards as well as a regulation size pool table. On Thursdays, Mojitos are on special for $8.   Busan Haps...

Miami 88 No.1

Miami 88  Across from Haeundae Beach behind BMW dealer. Dancing, darts, large outdoor patio. On the beach at Pale de CZ. Open air bar with patio. Great during the summer.  Hip-Hop Music Nightly.  Loads of Import Beers on Tap and quality western food. 051-746-6488...


Not the bar it used to be, but who knows, could be primed for a comeback. Big stage with the occassional Korean indie bands.

Monks Jazz Club

One of Korea's oldest Jazz clubs with a chilled atmosphere and live Jazz. Check out Page One every Tuesday. Monk's is located right across the street from the convenience store next to Ol'55 in Kyungsung.

Murpii Bar

Long running nightclub that has cone through many changes from back in the days when it was a dance floor-shoot pool-pick up spot.  Like most hotel bars, a little pricey, so it draws mostly an upscale crowd. 051-743-1234

Neo Starface Mipo

Not to be confused with the Original Starface just up the hill, Neo Starface is best known for its weekly Salsa lessons. Have a great stage for music when the occasional night when they bring a band in.   busan salsadance community sat beginner class from12.feb 2011~ every sat at Club...

New York 88

Same owner as Miami 88 in Haeundae. Stylish, with a good view of the Kyungsung street show. Dart board, great music including Hip-Hop. They have a wide selection of beers and cocktails. Buy 4, get one for free. 051-622-6988


A music bar with character to spare and a ton of classic vinyl sitting on the shelves behind the DJ booth. Live music on the weekends from some of Busan’s best musicians. They have the most popular open mic in town on Wednesdays. Pool table and Darts. Give Pat a Hug

Painted Chair Cafe

Part gallery, part cafe, The Painted Chair is three-stories, each with personality all their own. Get a cup of coffee and take in work displayed by local artists. They also serve brunch all day. Getting There:  Walking on the right side of the road towards Pukyoung University take the...

Pub OZ

In Sajik Dong. Great place to hit after a game. Excellent quessadillas. 051-503-0802

Red Bottle

The Red Bottle bar in PNU, just across from the Crossroads. Friendly, English speaking bar staff. Open every evening at 6 until whenever. Guiness, Miller & Max on tap Very loungy-feel, on the second floor overlooking the weekend crowd flowing into PNU's great little bar area.  

Rock House

Rock House Contact Info Phone: 010.7517.6633 Address: 254-17 B1, Bujeon-dong, Jin-gu, Busan 부산 진구 부전동 254-17 B1 FB: Contact:    

Rock n' Roll House

Cheap drinks and amazing views of the sea with two pool tables and darts. 14th floor of the Sea Star Building, 13 stories above Burger King. 051-742-5553 HAPPY HOUR Fridays and Saturdays from Opening until 11PM A.Three Glasses <Based Rum, Gin, Vodka Drink> Just 10,000 Won...

Rock n’ Roll Bar

Across the street from the Lotte Hotel (look for the large sign with Kurt Cobain down the small street perpendicular to Lotte). 3000 KRW cocktails, live music and a laid back atmosphere. Pool Table. 051-818-3425

Sector 510 Party House

Very classy new club in Haeundae right next to Geckos. Sleek, savvy, every bit the cool kid lounge kind of hangout right on the beach.  There is a wide assortment of cocktails and even some you may have never heard of.  Great food on the menu, outdoor seating on the beach, DJ,...

Sharky's Bar and Grill Gwangan

Sharky's Gwangalli Beach is "California Cool in Busan". Known for its killer food, wide variety of premium draft beers and excellent service. From premium cut steaks, burgers, fresh salads, and even vegetarian options Sharky's has something for everyone. Located right on the beach front with an...

Sharky`s Bar and Grill

This San Diego-inspired bar has become a fixture of the Haeundae Beach crowd renowned for its spectacular food and service. International comfort food is masterfully prepared by their chefs in a comfortable, yet unpretentious atmosphere. With two locatins, one located just a stone’s...


One of the area’s oldest and most well known foreign bars run by the godfather of foreign bars, Kim Dong-ha. In the basement beneath his other cool bar, Crossroads. Pool table. Darts.  Home to the Ha-Ha-Hole the first Friday of every month. Comedy open mic at its something or...


A Friendly Relaxed Bar on Dalmaji Hill in Haeundae. Great food ranging from Mexican to Indian to British. Friday and Saturday all you can drink only 20,000 KRW 9am~1am Sun-Thurs (6.30-9pm) HAPPY HOUR two-for-one on BOTTLED BEERS" Home to Busan's longest running Pub Quiz (...

Suntory Japanese

Cool new place opened by the owner of the Miami 88 bars. Great service in a very cozy environment right off the beach. Stop in and say Konichiwa! 051-742-5788  

Tap and Tapas

From the folks who brought you the great food at Fuzzy Navel comes Busan's first Gastro Pub with an excellent selection of dishes right near the beach.    Recently opened, Tap and Tapas serves up high quality, well-presented Spanish cuisine in a striking new setting in...

Tap and Tapas - The Back Room

  From the folks who brought you the great food at Fuzzy Navel comes Busan's first Gastro Pub with an excellent selection of dishes right near the beach.   Recently opened, Tap and Tapas serves up high quality, well-presented Spanish cuisine in a striking new setting in...

The New Foxy

High quality sound system, good local and international DJ's. Great dancing, drinking.

The Old Record Bar

'Round the corner from Cinus theatre in Seomyeon. Good strong cocktails and a wide selection of music on Vinyl and CD. If they haven't got what you want they'll find it on the net. Customers are well looked after by 'Uncle' - the owner

The Wolfhound Pub

This famed Irish bar/restaurant is one of Busan's most popular hangouts and it's right next to the beach. Along with a wide variety of beers, they have a great menu, breakfast all day on weekends from 11 a.m. until whenever. You can read Haps story below and visit their website...


THIRSTY MOOSE is a great pub with an outdoor roof beer garden in PNU! Their specialty is we will be serving several kinds of premium quality drafts from BIG ROCK micro-brewery in Alberta. Canada. LOOK to this group for events and specials. ENJOY GOOD PURE BEER! The Moose also features Western...

Thursday Party

Great atmosphere, darts and a wide selection of beer. Jangsan: 051-703-6621. Right by the beach: 051-744-6621 With seven locations around Busan and one in Daegu, you are never far from a Thursday Party   Thursday Party: Like Cheers with Kicking Music Thursday Party is a bar with...

Thursday Party

Two locations to go with the others in Haeundae, Seomyeon and Kyungsung. On the Beach. 051-758-0822/051-753-6621

Thursday Party

Good selection of drafts and cocktails. Busy on the weekends. Cozy atmosphere, great staff. Can’t go wrong with that. 051-818-6621

Thursday Party

Great atmosphere, darts and a wide selection of beer. Always a good crowd. With Ten locations around Busan and one in Daegu, you are never far from a Thursday Party   Thursday Party: Like Cheers with Kicking Music Thursday Party is a bar with several locations in Busan. To get to...

Thursday Party

Nine locations in the city to go with the others in Haeundae, Seomyeon and Kyungsung. One of the most popular places in the city for youth to grab a cold beer, eat some curry popcorn, play some beer pong, and relax.  

U2 Bar

Lounge/Dance Bar/Live Bands. Darts. U2 has been popular forever. Gre Great lounge atmosphere with big booths to melt into after stepping off the dance floor. Great management and friendly staff. Pool/Darts

Vinyl Underground

One of the longest running bars in Busan. Consistently bringing in great live music on weekends. A Large dance floor high ceilings, nice stage.  Look for Andy Warhol’s big yellow banana. 051-628-0223 Read interview with Expat bar godfather, Dong Ha here.  

WA Bar

Korean chain of beer bars. Famous for its very wide selection of bottled beers laid out in large ice chests. The lighting is cool and the atmosphere friendly.

Who? Brewery

WHO? Review from Busan High Five Awesome: On the other side of Jungang-ro from Judy’s, Who? is another alternative to get your Dunkel and Hefeweizen. The decor in here is reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel meets my senile grandpa’s study. Walking up the stairs from the ground...

Zip Code

Cool bar with live music and a good crowd. They have a great special on Thursday nights: Bring a friend and get 50%. As they call it, "The More the Better." The owner Jee Woo's Facebook page is here. Review:    BUSAN, South Korea - In the heart of the Kyungsung-dae...

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