Seoul, the capital city of Korea is a city that never sleeps and there are tons of fun and exciting things for you to do around the clock. From 1AM shopping to having an all night movie marathon, there is always something for each person to do. Besides shopping, there are also plenty of food and drinks option for you to explore. Below is a list of things you can do while you are in Seoul.

 

  • Try out prize-winning Soju-based cocktails and The Love in Sky cocktail made from Hwayo 41 soju, schnapps, iced raspberry tea and omiza syrup at Timber House
  • Visit Wolhyang at Hongdae to try out their organic and locally brewed Makgeolli
  • Visit Vinga that is located at Apgujeong Beauty Belt to try out their crispy chicken thigh with mashed potatoes and grape and seared sea bass topped with sweet corn and sauce diable
  • Try out colourful and portable alcoholic drinks at Hongdae’s Vinyl Bar
  • Visit the Flower Shop That Sells Alcohol at Hongdae to try out their deliciously flavoured soju-based cocktails and Sangria soju
  • Buy Makgeolli from the Makgeolli man during late night around the Hongdae Children’s Park area
  • Drink Soju and beer outside of convenience stores
  • Learn how to make your own Kimchi, one of the most famous traditional Korean food
  • Visit Mi Jeong Dang, a speciality rice cake shop in Buam-dong and try out their heavy rectangular cakes, chewy spheres and made to order artisan cakes that are crafted out using all-natural ingredients
  • Visit bars to try out Jeon and Makgeolli on rainy days
  • Visit restaurants to try out Kalguksu and Sujebi on rainy days
  • Visit the famous Noryangjin Fish Market to taste the freshest fish in Seoul and to experience the older, more rustic and back-alley side of Seoul
  • Visit Gwangjang Market, one of the oldest traditional markets found in Seoul to sample some of the best Korean street foods such as bindaetteok (Mung Bean Pancake) and Mayak Gimbap
  • Try out a list of super spicy food including the Dongdaemun Yeopgi Tteobokki, Hanshin Pocha Chicken Feet, Infinity Challenge Sponge 2.0 Ultra Spicy Jjamppong and Changsin-dong Spicy Jokbap that is said to have made some people faint from all the spiciness
  • Visit Imun Seolleongtang, a restaurant that has been operating for more than 100 years (114 years to be exact) since 1902 to try out their specialty dish called Seolleongtang, a milky white soup that is made from ox broth and their delicious Kimchi
  • Visit Hyeongje Mudfish Soup to experience its beautiful view overlooking the Bukhan Mountain and try out its famous dishes known as chutang and chueotang (Mudfish/Loach soup)
  • Visit the 24-hours Cheongjinok for their Hejjanguk (Hangover Soup) and for a free serving of a soup, order the boiled beef
  • Visit Hadongkwan to try one of the best Gomtang (a soup in Korean Cuisine that is made with various beef parts) in Seoul
  • Visit Wooraeok to try their 70 years of historical Pyeongyang Naengmyun (A Korean noodle dish and their famous Bulgogi (A Korean dish that consists of grilled marinated beef)
  • Visit Andongjang to try out their Guljjampong (Oysters in Spicy Chinese Noodles),  sweet and sour pork and Palbochae
  • Visit Koryeo Samgyetang to try out one of the best Samgyetang (Chicken Broth with Wild Ginseng) in Seoul
  • Visit Yeokjeon Hall to try out their famous Basak Bulgogi (Crunchy Bulgogi) and remember to wrap it with sesame leaves to experience the full effect of the dish
  • Visit Daedo Shikdang for their famous Hanwoo Deungsim (Hanwoo Sirloin) and Kimchi Radish Rice
  • Get free Korean Food samples at major Korean supermarkets by going there at around 7PM when most of the selections are available and remember that you are only supposed to take one samples but most of the supermarkets do not mind if you take two or three samples
  • Get free makeup samples in Myeongdong by going in and look around the store
  • Visit Seonmae Tteokbokki Truck for some super spicy Tteokbokki
  • Try eating live octopus at Noryangjin Fish Market
  • Try eating Beongdegi (Steamed Larvae), one of the bizarre Korean food
  • Try eating Jokbal (Pig Feet)
  • Challenge yourself to eat Hongeo (Fermented Skate)
  • Visit Tteokbokki Town in Sindang for different coices of Tteobokki (Spicy Rice Cake)
  • Visit Majang Korean BBQ Street for some Galbi (Korean style beef barbecue) and Samgyupsal (Korean style pork barbecue)
  • Visit Sundae Town in Sillim to try out different varieties of Sundae (Blood Sausage)
  • Visit Jjukkumi Street in Cheonho-dong for some Jjukkumi (small species of octopus stir-fried in spicy Korean red pepper paste sauce)
  • Grill your own Galbi correctly at some of the famous Galbi restaurants
  • Experience eating and drinking at a Pojangmacha (a covered wagon)
  • Visit Korean spas known as Jjimjilbang and order some refreshing naengmyun (Cold Buckwheat Noodles)
  • Visit PC Bang, an internet café where most of the best gamers in Korea started out
  • Visit DVDBang to experience having your own personal home theatre
  • Visit Noraebang (Karaoke Rooms) to sing your heart out but remember to study the Noraebang etiquette first
  • Visit Manhwabang (Comic Room) to read your favourite comics or rent and take home the comics at super cheap rates
  • Visit Gamebang (Game Room) to play some boardgames
  • Visit Peulseubang (Playstation Room) to play some of the newest selection Playstation 4 games and you can request as many controllers as you like
  • Visit Multibang (Multi Room) where you can do everything from watching movies, playing video games on Wii and Playstation, play computer games, sing songs on Karaoke machines, surf the internet to archery
  • Experience eating healthy and delicious vegan food at Balwoo/Baru Gongyang, a Buddhist temple
  • Eat Naengmyun (Cold Buckwheat Noodles) at convenience store like you are in a Korean drama
  • Try out Yukhoe (Raw Beef Slices or Steak Tartare) topped with raw egg
  • Try out Galbijjim (Braised Short Rib), a galbi variation that harder and takes longer and more effort to make
  • Try out Gopchang Gui and Daechang Gui (grilled intestines)
  • Try out Jogaegui (Grilled Shellfish)
  • Try out Andong Jjimdalk (Steamed Marinated Chicken)
  • Try out Bossam and Suyuk (Braised Pork Loins), a slow-cooked and ultra-tender version of samgyupsal that is commonly found in Korean buffets
  • Get drunk and try out different Korean hangover cures like Haejangguk (Pork-based Korean Soup), Gomtang/Galbitang (Beef-based Korean Soup), Kongnamulguk (Vegetable-based Korean Soup), Jjamppong (Korean and Chinese Hangover Cure), Oddenggungmul (Fish Cake Broth) and Ramyun (Instant Noodles)
  • Try out Korean style Pizza with Potatoes
  • Try out Korean Ice Cream
  • Look for Korean restaurants that offer free coffee after your meals using coffee vending machines
  • Try out Doo doo Bread, a funny shaped Korean street snack that is sold in Insadong