Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul

Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul

If you're heading to Seoul this year and want to see some of the city's rooftop wonders, check out our guide to the best rooftop bars in Seoul and have a cold one on us!


  • Which city has the highest rooftop bar in the world?
  • Why are rooftop bars so popular?
  • What do you wear to a rooftop bar?
  • The Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul
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Which city has the highest rooftop bar in the world?

Sadly, you won't find the world's highest rooftop bar in Seoul. No, but if you head to Hong Kong's OZONE Rooftop Bar, you will. At over 1600ft above sea level, it is far and away the tallest on the planet. Vertigo sufferers should give it a miss.

Why are rooftop bars so popular?

Well, to start with, they tend to offer some of the best views of any city, you'll get a great scene along with your drink. Then, of course, is the weather. If the weather's good, you'll be closer to the sun and able to soak up all that sweet UV. If it's not, then they nearly all have cover to shield you from the elements. And finally, they're just cool, aren't they? Yes. They are.

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What do you wear to a rooftop bar?

It is worth noting that some rooftop bars are exclusive, and will expect you to dress accordingly. If there is no dress code, then dress for the weather - and to impress.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: Privilege

Privilege, a chic rooftop cocktail bar atop Seoul's Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, seamlessly blends contemporary sophistication with timeless charm.

The stylish indoor space seamlessly transitions to a stunning outdoor terrace, presenting breathtaking panoramic city views. The rooftop menu features a delightful array of beverages and light bites, showcasing signature cocktails inspired by global fairy tales and a curated selection of premium single-malt whiskeys.

Experience an atmosphere of refined elegance, enhanced on weekends with live DJ performances, making Privileg an ideal destination for those seeking both modern delights and classic allure.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: M29 Terrace & Mariposa

The Fairmont Ambassador Hotel beckons with a lavish rooftop escapade on its 29th floor, featuring the dual delights of Mirador restaurant and M29 bar.

Mirador, the rooftop restaurant, enchants with modern European-style epicurean delights, while M29 crafts bespoke mixology cocktails infused with unique and unusual elements. The stylish interior seamlessly connects to outdoor terraces on both sides, treating guests to a 360-degree panoramic spectacle of the Han River and skyline.

This luxurious rooftop experience ensures a perfect blend of culinary excellence and breathtaking views, making it a premier destination for indulgence in Seoul.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: Rooftop KLOUD

Perched on the 21st floor of AC Hotel by Marriott Seoul in Gangnam, Rooftop KLOUD emerges as a contemporary cocktail haven.

This elevated venue provides unparalleled vistas encompassing major parts of Gangnam and the city skyline. Its chic and stylish decor features glass walls, artificial grass, and upscale lounge furniture on the terrace. The mixologists, celebrated for their award-winning creations, offer an exclusive selection of signature cocktails and premium champagnes.

Rooftop KLOUD invites patrons to indulge in its sophisticated atmosphere, where mixology meets the breathtaking allure of Seoul's panoramic cityscape.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: Side Note Club

Head up to the 15th floor of Hotel RYSE in Hongdae, and you'll find the Side Note Club, which offers a vibrant and energetic setting to enjoy the cityscape.

This trendy hotspot boasts an elegant interior lounge seamlessly connected to a cozy outdoor terrace, offering expansive views of Hongdae.

Enjoy exquisite cocktails crafted by renowned bartenders from Le Chambers, paired with delectable finger foods, all amidst a lively ambiance filled with great music—a perfect setting to socialize and savor the view.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: Casa Corona

Casa Corona Rooftop Bar & Lounge infuses vibrant Mexican energy into Seoul's core.

This rooftop oasis blends a snug indoor setting with a lush, expansive outdoor terrace, providing breathtaking city skyline views.

Whether it's enjoying stunning sunsets or lively nights with local and international DJs and live performances, Casa Corona promises a relaxed and entertaining rooftop escape—a delightful pause from the routine of everyday life.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: Rooftop Floating

As Seoul's largest rooftop bar & bistro, Rooftop Floating on the 21st floor of L7 Myeongdong Hotel boasts a modern and stylish ambiance.

With both indoor and outdoor spaces, it provides stunning views of Namsan Mountain and the vibrant Myeongdong skyline. Open nightly, the rooftop offers signature cocktails, an extensive wine and craft beer selection, and handcrafted bar bites.

Its usual chill lounge vibe occasionally transforms into lively rooftop parties featuring live DJs, creating a dynamic and diverse atmosphere for patrons to enjoy.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: Hotel Cappuccino

If you like your rooftop bars caffeinated, head up to the top of Hotel Cappuccino's 17th floor and check out the rooftop goodness.

With panoramic views of Nonhyeon-dong and the Seoul skyline, it's the city's inaugural Gintoneria, boasting an extensive gin selection and the chance to craft your personalized G&T.

For those with an appetite, the adjacent rooftop restaurant, Hot Eatsue, awaits, making it a complete experience for both scenic cocktails and delectable dining.

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Best Rooftop Bars in Seoul: VVERTIGO

You'll find the appropriately named VVERTIGO on the 9th floor of the Conrad Seoul.

Its expansive garden terrace, adorned with chic loungers and dining tables, provides a fantastic setting for breezy drinks and bites amidst the business district. Open for weekday lunch, weekend brunch, daily dinner, and everything in between, VVERTIGO is perfect for post-work gatherings and romantic sunset sessions on Seoul's summer nights.

In winter, experience cozy rooftop igloos, adding a touch of style to the seasonal charm.

And those are our picks of the best rooftop bars in Seoul! If you're looking for ground-level fun to fill out your itinerary, check out Go City. With our All-Inclusive Pass and Explorer Pass, you can see all the city's best bits for one low price!

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