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.
|Vegetarian Restaurants||Slobbie (슬로비)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Western Food||Winer Lee (와이너리)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Japanese Food||Teppen (텟펜)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs||Sunnyne Pet Café (써니네 애견카페)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Korean Food||Durae Buffet: Group Dining for Travel Agency Customers (두래뷔페)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Korean Food||Yogi (요기)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs||B-hind (비하인드)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Japanese Food||Sushigen (스시겐)||Seodaemun-gu Seoul|
|Western Food||Alla Torre - Hongik University Branch (알라또레)||Mapo-gu Seoul|
|Western Food||Primo Bacio - Hongdae 1st Branch (프리모 바치오바치-홍대1호점)||Mapo-gu Seoul|