Established in 1946, Hongik University is a private university highly regarded for its College of Fine Arts. The campus itself is decorated with beautiful sculptures. Since 1993, art students from the university and painters from across the country have been decorating the surrounding walls and roads with murals, transforming the street into a giant medley of art exhibitions. A flea market is open every Saturday from March to November in Playground Square in front of Hongdae, where local artists come and sell unique handcrafted items and works of art.
Hongdae is famous for its clubs. Clubs at Hongdae play all kinds of music, including rock, hip hop, dance, jazz, and R & B. If you have more eclectic tastes, ‘SKA’ is the place to go; for jazz, visit Club Evans. Pop, rock, and hip hop tunes can pretty much be heard no matter where you go.
The Sangsang Madang near the Hongdae Parking Lot is a comprehensive cultural space housing a movie theater, exhibition hall, performance hall, design shops, and educational facilities. Visitors can enjoy a diversity of cultural events all conveniently located under one roof.
|Special Restaurants||Aoi Tori (아오이토리)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs||Tailor Coffee (테일러커피)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs||Sobok (소복)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Korean Food||Ttobogetji Tteokbokki (또보겠지 떡볶이)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs||Mobssie (몹시)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Special Restaurants||Oksang Dalbit (옥상달빛)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Korean Food||Charles Sutbul Gimbap (찰스숯불김밥)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Western Food||Ugly Stove (어글리스토브)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Western Food||Shim’s Tapas (심스타파스)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs||Sunnyne Pet Café (써니네 애견카페)||Mapo-gu Seoul|