Gangnam is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South Korea, and its nightlife scene is just as vibrant. The area has something to offer everyone from clubbers looking for a wild time to restaurant-goers seeking an intimate dining experience. Whether you’re looking for culture or good old fashioned partying, Gangnam is the place to be after dark. Here’s your guide on where to go and what to do after dark in Gangnam. If you’re feeling hungry, head over to 강남 MK 퍼블릭, a popular pub that serves delicious food and drinks in a cozy setting.

Explore Gangnam’s popular districts

Gangnam is made up of several districts, each offering something unique and exciting to do at night. Most notable are the bustling streets of Apgujeong-dong and Cheongdam-dong, where chic bars and nightclubs abound. There’s also trendy Yeoksam-dong, with its art galleries, live music venues and cafes; Seocho-gu, with its traditional restaurants; and Mapo-gu, home to many craft breweries.

Find your perfect venue

When it comes to choosing which venue to visit first in Gangnam, there are plenty of options. If you are looking for a low-key night out, try some of the city’s local pubs or eateries such as Uncle Gogi Korean BBQ or KFC Gonmoin Street Food Kitchen Bar & Grill. For a more lively atmosphere, head to trendy clubs such as Club MWG – M2, Arena or Club Octagon. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure that Gangnam will never be boring!

Check out local events

Every month there are many events taking place in all of Gangnam’s districts, so be sure to keep an eye out for these too! Notable events include Jungalow’s Underground Market Nights (held every other Saturday), where local vendors sell handmade items such as jewellery and clothing; Music Mondays at Noxx Lounge (where DJs spin house tunes); and Art Thursdays at Lila Gallery (where artists display their work). All of these events promise a night to remember!

Live music & concerts

For those who love listening to live music and dancing to it, Gangnam has plenty of options! Popular venues include Rolling Hall, Yes 24 Live Hall, Olympic Park Music Hall and Pyeonghwa Plaza Amphitheatre. You can also catch smaller gigs at independent venues such as Arko Arts Theater or Freebird Cafe. Whatever genre you prefer – from indie rock bands to folk singers – there’s always something happening in Gangnam that you won’t want to miss!

Explore Korean culture after dark

If immersing yourself in Korean culture after dark is more your thing, look no further than the traditional markets that take place throughout the city every day until late at night. These markets are a great opportunity to sample delicious street food – from vegetable-stuffed gimbap rolls to strips of egg omelette wrapped in seaweed paper – as well as pick up some souvenirs to take back home. Try some delicious dumplings at Gwangjang Market before taking a guided tour of Bukchon Hanok Village – both popular tourist attractions during the day, but they take on a whole new dimension under cover of darkness, where lights twinkle between ancient buildings steeped in history… a must see if you ever visit Seoul!

Getting around after dark

No trip would be complete without considering how best to get around Gangam safely after dark… Taxi services operate 24/7, however Uber is becoming increasingly popular due to its convenience factor – simply download their app onto your smartphone, enter your destination address et voilà access door-to-door pick-up service within minutes, wherever you may be in the city! Alternatively – Underground services run until 12.30am except at weekends when times are extended to 1.50am (depending on line). Bus services vary depending on arrival times, so make sure you check online before boarding to avoid any unnecessary delays… And finally, don’t forget the cycling option – bike hire company Yoogo allows users to rent bikes via their mobile application, making it easy to cycle safely between different districts of the city centre late into the evening…

Bottom line

Ultimately, whether you are looking to party hard, enjoy a cultural experience or catch a live performance – Gangam has something for everyone, regardless of age, taste or budget… So next time you are thinking of spending a weekend away, why not try and get a glimpse of the bustling, vibrant city soul that really comes alive after dark? With proper planning preparation you could find yourself having memorable time exploring four different quarters of Korea’s capital city filled with energy enthusiasm ready to welcome visitors far near alike… Who knows might even find hidden gem waiting to be explored unearthed!