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Enjoy the Autumn Night with Rooftop Bars in Seoul

  • Tag Food Tour Trend
  • Date10/21/2019
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Rooftop bar Floating

Cool fall has arrived after a long hot summer. Hanging out in a rooftop bar is a great way to enjoy the night in fall, with a variety of themes and drinks such as beer, cocktails, and wine. Rooftop bars are also an excellent place to relish the Seoul nightscape!

ROOF 808

ROOF 808 (Credit: Roof 808)

A hybrid café and bar, ROOF 808 offers an amazing panoramic view of Gangnam. The café serves delicious brunch and drinks during the day, but the atmosphere shifts after sundown, turning the place into a bar serving cocktails and wine. At the terrace, igloo tents protect customers from the cold weather while providing a cozy mood. Popular menus include basil tortilla pizza with basil and arugula toppings as well as Buffalo wings glazed in special homemade sauce. Be sure to check available menu options before ordering as the menu selection differs throughout the day.

ROOF 808

  • ☞ Address: 16F, 470, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 강남구 강남대로 470 16층)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 1 min from Sinnonhyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 4
  • ☞ Operating hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-01:00 (next day) / Friday-Saturday 10:00-02:00 (next day)
  • ☞ Signature menus: Basil tortilla pizza 25,000 won / Buffalo wings 16,000 won
  • ☞ Website: @roof808

Blue55

Blue55

On the streets of Itaewon, there is a large pink neon sign for Blue55. The dark interior is great, but the 3rd floor rooftop gives an excellent view of the Itaewon nightscape. The pink neon sign is a popular spot for social media posts. The signature dishes at Blue55 are the half pasta and sweet chicken. In particular, the sweet chicken with its deep creamy sauce and side of baked sweet potatoes, garlic, and asparagus make the perfect combination with beer.

Blue55

  • ☞ Address: 3, Bogwang-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 보광로55길 3)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 3 min from Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 4
  • ☞ Operating hours: Monday-Thursday 16:30-01:00 (next day) / Fridays 16:30-02:00 (next day) / Saturdays 16:00-02:00 (next day) / Sundays 17:00-23:00
  • ☞ Signature menus: Half pasta 15,000 won / Sweet chicken 25,000 won / Fried pork rinds 8,000 won
  • ☞ Inquiries: +82-2-790-5551 (Korean, English)
  • ☞ Instagram: @blue55_grill_pub_itaewon

UPP (Universe Peace Project)

UPP (Credit: UPP & Entpark)

Just like its name, Universe Peace Project, the store has an artistic interior with a comedic touch. From the outside, the store looks very cozy, but the inside is decorated with various art pieces and adorable props. The most popular menu, UPP Pizza, is topped with sausages and bacon and goes great with beer. Also, there is a rooftop terrace where customers can take a glass of beer to sit back and relax while taking in the cool fall breeze of Itaewon.

UPP

  • ☞ Address: 104, Jangmun-ro 49-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 장문로 49길 104)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 15 min from Hannam Station (Seoul Subway Gyeongui-Jungang Line), Exit 1
  • ☞ Operating hours: Tuesday-Thursday 17:00-23:00 / Fridays 17:00-24:00 / Saturdays 15:00-24:00 / Sundays 15:00-23:00
    * Closed Mondays
    * Last order 1 hr before closing
    * Rooftop closes at 23:00
  • ☞ Signature menus: UPP Pizza 22,000 won / Special Pizza 26,000 won / Cheese Pizza 16,000 won
  • ☞ Instagram: @upp_official

Rooftop Floating

Rooftop Floating (Credit: Rooftop Floating (top & right))

Rooftop Floating is recommended for those looking for a romantic and luxurious atmosphere. To add to that, Namsan Tower and the Myeong-dong landscape can be seen through the high windows. Customers can also enjoy a glass of their favorite beverage and take in the view of the Seoul's cityscape while receiving a foot spa. The recommended wine and food paring for a perfect autumn night is Alada Gran Reserva Pinot Noir with Truffle French Fries or Floating Platter.

Rooftop Floating

  • ☞ Address: L7 Hotel 21F, 137, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 137 L7호텔 21층)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk approx. 2 min from Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 9
  • ☞ Operating hours
    April-December: Sunday-Thursday 18:00-01:00 (next day) / Friday-Saturday 18:00-02:00 (next day)
    January-March: Sunday-Thursday 18:00-24:00 / Friday-Saturday 18:00-01:00 (next day)
  • ☞ Signature menus: Truffle French Fries 15,000 won / Floating Platter 35,000 won
  • ☞ Inquiries: +82-2-6310-1097 (Korean, English)
  • ☞ Website: hwww.lottehotel.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)/

More Info

  • ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

* This column was last updated in October 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.