Rooftop bars Seoul

Complete guide to the 5 best rooftop bars in Seoul [2020 update]

South Korea

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Last updated: February 25th, 2020

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.

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Area:Gangnam
Rooftop bar Seoul Kloud in Seoul
1

Rooftop KLOUD

$$$$ 10, Teheran-ro 25-gil
  • Highlights
  • 21st floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Trendy & sophisticated

An elegant and modern cocktail bar, situated on the 21st floor of the fantastic Mercure Ambassador Hotel 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.

Area:Myeong-Dong
Rooftop bar Seoul Rooftop Floating in Seoul
2

Rooftop Floating

$$$$ 137, Toegye-ro
  • Highlights
  • 21st floor
  • 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 a chill lounge vibe, sometimes turning into rooftop parties with live DJs.

Area:Gangnam
Rooftop Bar at Hotel Cappuccino in Seoul
3

Rooftop Bar at Hotel Cappuccino

$$$$ 155, Bongeunsa-ro
  • Highlights
  • 17th floor
  • 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.

Area:Itaewon
Rooftop bar Seoul Southside Parlor in Seoul
4

Southside Parlor

$$$ 218 Noksapyeong-Daero
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • 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 quite simple 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.

Area:Gangnam
Rooftop bar Seoul Krug at Crescendo Hotel in Seoul
5

Krug at Crescendo Hotel

$$$$ 428, Bongeunsa-ro
  • Highlights
  • 15th floor
  • 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.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: May-Oct
Residents: 25 millions
Climate: temperate

Which are the best rooftops in 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 in 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.