Known for its urban arts and music scene, Hongdae is a neighborhood in Seoul bordering Hokgik University. Popular with edgy Korean youth and expats looking for the closest thing to Portland or Austin on the other side of the globe, Hongdae boasts numerous fun shops, restaurant, bars, markets, and all around funk to keep you entertained in the daytime or the night.


Hongdae Playground is a fun place to meet in the day or the night, depending on if you're shopping for cute trinkets or want to drink somaek (a beer and soju mix) and watch street performers.