Nightlife

Why Hongdae Should be on Your Seoul Itinerary

Hongdae Street

To say that there are just too many things to cover on a trip to Seoul would be an understatement. South Korea’s capital city is simply brimming with attractions. The architecture, art, culture, design, food, entertainment, shopping hubs, and so much more will make you want to explore everything. With an overwhelming array of possible destinations to go within the city, choosing which places to go on your first visit can be a real challenge. But if you have to come up with a short list, try not to skip a visit to Seoul’s best-known university neighborhood. Here are some of the top things to do in Hongdae, among the many that make for a fun and memorable trip.

1. Discover the diverse attractions of Hongdae Playground located just in front at the other side of the road of Hongik University. Check out the graffiti on the walls surrounding the playground or watch the children and childlike people play on the swing or slides. Or you can spend time conversing with artists or watch them perform or create art.

2. Experience noraebang at one of the karaoke places in the area like the renowned Luxury Su Noraebang. And for a reasonable price, you can avail of the store’s promo of unlimited popcorn and drinks. Not to mention the ice cream.

3. Enjoy the Korean nightlife without burning a hole in your pocket by checking out the clubs in Hongdae. You can take your pick from among the best clubbing spots in the area as well as the many affordable bars and restaurants you can find if you are looking for a good meal before you party the night away.

Clubbing

How To Party Right

Are you a party lover? You probably experienced having a major hangover the next morning and you swear to your self that you’ll never drink that hard again. Here comes another Friday, and you made the same mistake again. Learn how to party right. Balance is everything when it comes to hangover.

Get Hydrated

When we say hydrated, we mean get hydrated with water not liquor. Most of the time we get thirsty due to continuous dancing. We tend to resort to a vodka to relieve our thirst. The thing with liquor is it makes you more thirsty and you’ll end up drinking more.

Wear Appropriate Clothes

If you visit a prominent club, they have dressing codes. Some clubs don’t allow slippers. To avoid being reprimanded observe the rules. Here’s another thing for women, wear something sexy but not too revealing. It gives signals to the guys that you want some tender loving spank on your butt cheek. To avoid confrontations, wear something nice but not too revealing. Just a friendly reminder.

If You Could Manage It, Help Yourself From Moving Too Much When Drinking

Alcohol gets absorbed by the body faster when you move a lot. We suggest that you do the drinking when you want to rest a little bit. It relaxes you and at the same time, you are preventing the alcohol to kick in that fast.

Drink Moderately

This is the rule that is very common specially when you are driving after the party. Accidents have a higher chance to occur when you are drunk because it stuns some of your senses. Save yourself from injuries and assault by giving yourself a little discipline when it comes to alcohol.

If Confrontations Occur, Be A Peacemaker

It is normal that we become more prone to becoming irritable when drunk. We had this experience because we have a friend who wants to punch somebody on the face whenever he gets drunk. We learned our lesson the hard way. The best and easiest way to get out of trouble is to be a peace maker. It doesn’t mean that you are a coward but rather smart. So choose the smart way.

Always Bring Protection

We are adults and should know our responsibility. When you are going to a club and you are single, chances are you are going to get laid. But do this cautiously. Bring protection to save yourself from HIV/AIDS. It’s okay to have fun but don’t do it if you are endangering yourself.