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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.