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Rooftop Bars Seoul

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Rooftop Bar Seoul
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Seoul Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Here you'll find the very best rooftop bars Seoul, complete with all info about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, locations and much more.

One could think that Seoul would be teeming with fancy rooftop bars, considering the size of the city and all the skyscrapers. But due to a less rooftop-friendly climate, it is quite far behind other large Asian cities when it comes to rooftop terraces. However, the Seoul rooftops available are something extra, often serving some amazing views over the impressive skyline.

So, which is the best rooftop bar Seoul? Just scroll down and find the Seoul rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

11 best rooftop bars in Seoul

Rooftop bar Seoul Privilege in Seoul


$$$$ | 14th floor | Itaewon
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • Panoramic views
  • Refined ambiance

Privileg is an elegant Seoul rooftop cocktail bar, set on top of the Mondrian Seoul Itaewon. Offering new experiences and classic elegance, the rooftop combines a stylish interior with a beautiful outdoor terrace, blessed with spectacular panoramic views of the city. The rooftop menu offers a playful selection of drinks and light fare, including signature cocktails inspired by 8 different fairy tales around the globe and a selection of some of the finest single malt whiskeys. Expect a refined ambiance, during weekends usually highlighted with live DJs.

Rooftop bar Seoul M29 Terrace & Mariposa in Seoul

M29 Terrace & Mariposa

$$$$ | 29th floor | Yeouido
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop bar + restaurant
  • 360° views
  • Luxurious

The luxurious Fairmont Ambassador offers one of the Seoul's most impressive rooftop experiences, with a lovely and dual setting of rooftop restaurant and bar. Located on the uppermost 29th floor of the hotel, the rooftop includes the restaurant Mirador, offering modern European-style and epicurean dishes, and the bar M29, serving bespoke mixology cocktails that take a whimsical twist of the nature elements. A stylish interior area is flanked on each side by outdoor terraces, surrounded with panoramic 360-degree views over Han River and the skyline.

Rooftop bar Seoul Kloud in Seoul

Rooftop KLOUD

$$$$ | 21st floor | Gangnam
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Trendy & sophisticated

Rooftop KLOUD is a modern cocktail bar, situated on the 21st floor of the AC Hotel by Marriott Seoul in Gangnam. The sky high location means one of Seoul's best vistas, including an overview of the major parts of Gangnam and the city skyline. Very chic and stylish in decoration, the terrace comes with glass walls, artificial grass and swanky lounge furniture. Up here you can enjoy mixologist creations as exclusive as the venue itself, with award-winning and friendly bartenders serving both signature cocktails and premium champagnes.

Rooftop bar Seoul Side Note Club in Seoul

Side Note Club

$$$$ | 15th floor | Hongdae
  • Highlights
  • Energetic
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Live DJs & performances

Found on the 15th floor of hotel RYSE in Hongdae, the Side Note Club offers a vibrant and energetic setting to enjoy the city from above. Influenced by the Brooklyn nightlife, this highly trendy and hip hot-spot is an elegant and spacious venue, blending a stylish interior lounge with a comfy outdoor terrace. Surrounded with stunning views of Hongdae, here you can sip wine and beautiful concoctions made by top bartenders from Le Chambers, nibble on finger food, and socialize in a vibrant atmosphere filled with great music.

Rooftop bar Seoul Casa Corona Seoul in Seoul

Casa Corona Seoul

$$$ | 4th floor | Itaewon
  • Highlights
  • Urban oasis
  • Skyline views
  • Vibrant

Casa Corona Rooftop Bar & Lounge brings a large slice of vibrant Mexican vibes to the heart of Seoul. The rooftop mixes a cozy interior space with a lush, spacious and tropical outdoor terrace, surrounded with amazing views over the city skyline. From beautiful sunsets to vibrant evenings with local and international DJs and the occasional live act, Casa Corona offers a fun-filled and laid-back rooftop experience, and a break from your daily life.

Rooftop bar Seoul Rooftop Floating in Seoul

Rooftop Floating

$$$$ | 21st floor | Myeong-Dong
  • Highlights
  • Spacious
  • Amazing views
  • Modern & trendy

The largest rooftop bar & bistro in Seoul, occupying the the entire 21st floor of the L7 Myeongdong Hotel. Modern and stylish in setting, the indoor / outdoor Rooftop Floating offers an amazing scenery, overlooking Namsan Mountain and the glowing Myeongdong skyline. Open nightly, the rooftop bar offers fine signature cocktails, an impressive selection of wine and craft beer and handmade bar bites. Usually filled with a chill lounge vibe, sometimes turning into rooftop parties with live DJs.

Rooftop Bar at Hotel Cappuccino in Seoul

Rooftop Bar at Hotel Cappuccino

$$$$ | 17th floor | Gangnam
  • Highlights
  • Gintoneria
  • Panoramic views
  • Industrial-chic

On top of Hotel Cappuccino in Gangnam, you find a sleek rooftop bar wit a no-nonsense name: Rooftop Bar. Cool and industrial-chic in design, the 17th floor rooftop comes with panoramic views over the old Nonhyeon-dong neighborhood and the Seoul skyline. Being the first Gintoneria in Seoul, this is the place to visit for an impressive range of gins, and the opportunity to create your very own Gin & Tonic. For the hungry ones, the rooftop restaurant Hot Eatsue is right next door.

Rooftop bar Seoul Le Style Bar in Seoul

Le Style Bar

$$$ | 21st floor | Myeong-Dong
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Stunning views
  • After Work

Found in the heart of Seoul Myeongdong, with a 21st floor location, the stylish rooftop bar Le Style Bar mixes an interior lounge with a colorful and modern outdoor terrace, where you get some stunning views over both the Myeongdong skyline and the N Seoul Tower. Offering a wide selection of beverages and international food, in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, this is a great spot to gather with colleagues or friends for an elevated after work.

Rooftop bar Seoul VVERTIGO at Conrad Seoul in Seoul

VVERTIGO at Conrad Seoul

$$$$ | 9th floor | Yeouido
  • Highlights
  • Garden terrace
  • Luxurious
  • Rooftop igloos

The stylish and luxurious VVERTIGO is found on the 9th floor of Conrad Seoul in central Yeouido. The spacious and lush garden terrace is nestled between the buildings of the business district, and dressed with stylish and comfy loungers and dining tables, it is a fantastic spot to enjoy breezy drinks and bites. Open for weekday lunch, weekend brunch, daily dinner and drinks anywhere in bewtween, VVERTIGO is a great spot for both after works and romantic sunset sessions during Seoul summer nights. Or a cosy winter experience, with some very stylish rooftop igloos.

Rooftop bar Seoul Southside Parlor in Seoul

Southside Parlor

$$$ | 4th floor | Itaewon
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • American feel
  • Great atmosphere

Perched up on the 4th floor, this is not the most swanky or glamorous rooftop bar Seoul has to offer, but instead a unique and easy-going American-style bar where you can get a mix of mean cocktails and 80s arcade games. Both cool inside bar and a colorful and rustic rooftop terrace, where you can get fresh air and some nice views of the surrounding neighborhood. From the rooftop bar you can order fantastic and well crafted cocktails and crafted beers, along with American grills and some great tacos.

Rooftop bar Seoul Krug at Crescendo Hotel in Seoul

Krug at Crescendo Hotel

$$$$ | 15th floor | Gangnam
  • Highlights
  • Skyline & park views
  • Newly refurbished

Krug is a true panoramic Seoul rooftop bar, offering fantastic views over Seonjeongneung Park and the financial district skyline. Set on top of Hotel Crescendo in Gangnam, this newly refurbished rooftop does not only over beautiful views, but also a very stylish and beautiful setting. Relax at the cool marble rooftop bar while enjoying cold champagne and beers, along with top class vistas.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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Rooftop bar Seoul

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May-Oct

Residents: 25 millions

Climate: temperate

Which is the best rooftop bar Seoul? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Seoul. Seoul has a continental climate which means hot and humid summers and cold winters. So if you want to enjoy any of the rooftop bars in Seoul, make sure to be here during the hotter months.

The roof terraces in Seoul here are luxurious and with great views of the city’s skyline. Being one of the world's biggest city's there unfortunately not that many rooftop bars here. But those rooftops that you'll find here are quite cool.

The typical and best rooftop bars that Seoul has to offer, are located at a nice hotel and with dazzling city views as far as the eyes can see.

About Seoul

Seoul is South Korea's capital and also the largest city with 25 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. This makes the city one of the worlds most populous. Seoul ranks as one of the world's 10 most important financial cities. The city is known as a "global" city with a great center of finance, culture and technology. According to the ranking, this is the world's fifth most expensive city to live in. The FIFA 2002 World Cup and also the Olympic Games in 1988 was held here.