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What’s Up With the Nightlife in Busan? Kyungsung University Area, Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Biff Square, or Marine City?
So what’s up with the nightlife in Busan? Korea’s 2nd largest city would certainly have some top-notch bars, lounges, or clubs to hang out at, right? Bingo! Here’s the top 5 nightlife areas in Busan that I recommend:
Kyungsung University Nightlife Area
I spent a grand total of about 3 days exploring Busan out of my weeklong vacation in South Korea, and though I did so as a solo traveler, I still felt the need to check out the city’s nightlife scene, even if only to just have a look.
After a bit of research I had discovered that one of Busan’s top nightlife scenes took place near Kyungsung University, which was located in the Nam-gu district of Busan. The weather absolutely sucked that night but I figured heading over was worth a try.
Additionally, I did see a good mix of nightclubs to choose from. They played dubstep, electro, hip-hop, rock, jazz, and pop music.
The key thing about this particular area was that it sat right across from Kyungsung University, which meant that there was a lot of fresh meat walking around. If you’re young and looking to party with those around the same age, this is probably the spot for you.
Directions to Kyungsung University Nightlife Area: Hop on Subway Line to Kyungsung University / Pukyeong University. Take Exit 3.
Gwangalli Beach Nightlife
It really sucks that I didn’t have the chance to visit Gwangalli Beach during the day; after all, at night, it just looked like one of the most happening spots in town. Right across the street from Gwangalli Beach sat a number of bars that were loaded with both locals and foreigners looking to have a good time. Nightlife at Gwangalli Beach gets props for the scenery alone.
Directions to Gwangalli Beach: Hop on Busan Subway Line 2 to Gwangan Station.
Busan’s most affluent area wasn’t the busiest when it came to nightlife, but I did manage to stumble upon a lot of places to kickback and grab a bite to eat. One of the spiffiest joints I ran into was The Bay 101 Yacht Club.
Directions to Marine City in Busan: Hop on Subway Line 2 to Dongbaek Station.
Haeundae Beach was the first stop I made after arriving into Busan in the late evening. Venues around the beach mostly consisted of restaurants, hostels, and bars. It seemed like most of the bars were jam packed into one area, which was right where I was staying!
BIFF Square & Busan Tower Area
Oh My! Busan’s BIFF Square and its surrounding area is a sprawling shopping, dining, leisure, entertainment, and nightlife hotspot that you MUST pay a visit before heading out of the city. There was just so much to do in the area! Street snacks, boutiques, vendors, department stores, fish markets, bars, parks, you name it. It felt like the perfect place to grab a friend drinks with friends either just walk around premises, wine and dine, or settle down out by the docks and overlook the water. I don’t recall seeing any top-notch clubs or lounges open in the area, but with everything else going on, it’s definitely worth the visit.
So, what did you think of my list? Have any more suggestions for readers out there? Let the world know down below!