Leisure

Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Seoul Gets Its Spook On

Summoning the Halloween Spirit

Ladies Manning the Bar

Meet Seoul’s female bartenders and their bars

A Guide to Camping Near Seoul

Pitch your tent and get back in touch with nature

Arcade Upgrade

A brand new way to play

To Everything There Is a Season, and a Time to Every Cocktail

Cobbler’s head bartender Robin Yoo is helping spark a cocktail renaissance

Fido’s Day Out

Drinks for you and your little dog, too

From Compton to Seoul

Cycadelic Records’ Kirk Kim builds bridges through hip-hop

Scrubbing Up Nicely

We interview Yann Cavaille of Pute Deluxe on rooftop parties, Seoul’s nightlife scene and Itaewon’s brand-new club, Soap.

Post-Hipster Hangouts

Step off the beaten path to discover enclaves of Seoul’s underground