If you don’t know where the best hip-hop clubs in Seoul are, look no further. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or have a chill night with friends, we’ve got you covered.
Here at 10 Magazine, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best hip-hop clubs in Seoul.
Located in one the hippest locations in Seoul, Hongdae, Brand Nu is one of the best hip-hop clubs in town. Though it can get a little crowded on weekends, Brand Nu is a great source of hip-hop for both foreigners and locals alike as it always hosts a great lineup of DJs every week. Previous headliners have included international artists such as DJ Lay, 2 Milly, and iLoveMemphis. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
Lucidream is one of the most recommended and respected hip-hop clubs in Itaewon. The club always plays the hottest new songs, and the DJs definitely know how to keep the crowd dancing until sunrise. With special events and appearances weekend after weekend, Lucidream has a laid-back, chill vibe with hip-hop and R&B mashups you can dance to all night. Keep in mind, Lucidream is definitely catered towards foreigners, so if you’re looking to meet new friends on a night out, this is the place to go. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
If you are looking to hear some real hip-hop music all night long, stop by Secret Society. Located in the trendy area of Hongdae behind a secret door made to look like a Coca-Cola vending machine, Secret Society is owned by Vasco, a key player in the underground hip-hop scene in Korea. Here, you’ll definitely catch some well-known hip-hop artists enjoying their night out as much as you are. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
Madholic is a popular club known for its quality hip-hop and R&B music. With an impressive lineup of DJs every weekend, Madholic and is one of the best known clubs in Hongdae. Be warned, the venue can get extremely crowded. But if it does, try stopping by the second branch right next door. If you go there, you will never be disappointed by the hyped crowd and vibes. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
The Henz club is the place to be if you want to be surrounded by lit people and lit music all night long. Located in Hongdae, the Henz Club promises some of the best underground hip-hop music in town. With a Funktion One sound system that guarantees the quality music, and the hottest DJs spinning all night long including artists such as 360sounds, Deadend, Back & Forth, and Dipcoin, the Henz club is the place to go for a great night out. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
Cakeshop has been one of the trendiest clubs in Seoul for the past couple years and is the place for famous international artists to stop by when they’re in town. It’s the perfect place for both foreigners and locals alike, as their lineup of both local and international DJs is top-tier. Previous headliners have included Nosaj Thing, Étienne de Crécy, and Shlomo. With a small venue and low ceilings, Cakeshop has a different vibe from most of the other clubs around Seoul. Though it gets crowded on weekends, this club is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Seoul. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
Compton is a popular club in Itaewon that plays great underground hip-hop music. Artists like Killagramz, Sanches, and YunB have played here along with famous rappers like Los, Nada, and Jeon Ji-Yoon. If you stop by Compton, you’ll definitely hear dope hip-hop tracks all throughout the night. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
Known for its laid-back, old school vibes, Brown plays mostly hip-hop along with the occasional R&B, dancehall, and funk. Although the venue can get cramped, as it is always filled to the max on weekends, Brown never disappoints the crowd with its music choices. Entrance fees start at KRW 15,000 and ladies get in free on the weekends before 12. With reasonably priced drinks, Brown is a great place to go if you’re looking to enjoy a casual night out Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
Club Cream is a well-known hip-hop club that always boasts long lines of people outside the front doors because of they don’t charge an entrance fee. What makes this club so unique is its “Everyone’s Mic Night,” which allows upcoming underground hip-hop artists to perform and get themselves known.
Not only does Club Cream play the newest, hottest music, but it also plays some of the best hip-hop music in town. Located on the main street of Hongdae, Club Cream has featured A-grade rappers in the past, such as Beenzino and Dok2. Check out their facebook to see who’s performing there this weekend.
A classic place to stop by if you’re in the Itaewon area is Boombar, an urban style club and lounge that plays all kinds of hip-hop. You can’t go wrong with this place. Boombar is known for its old school hip-hop, house, and EDM music and remains a popular club because of its convenient location, great music, and chic and modern interior. Check out their facebook or instagram to see who’s performing there this weekend.
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All photos courtesy of the respective clubs.
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