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BUSAN / PUSAN: Bars, Cabarets, Clubs, Discos & Karaoke

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BUSAN / PUSAN -- area code +82-51

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    To get to the main gay area of Pusan, take the Metro to Beomil Station on Line 1 (No. 117). Leave the station at Exit 1. Walk with the highway to your left for a half block. Turn right at the first street (at a building marked 'Sojung Welmade'). The street is very narrow. Walk about 50m and you will be at the intersection of an alley. If you continue ahead through the intersection for about 20m, you will see Soju across from it. If you go right at the intersection, you will find G-Men, Genie and Kuma. If you go left at the intersection, you will find Zipper, One Bar, Blue, Chaos, SSUM, M Bar, and Bar 111. All of them are marked 'Membership Club' and all are within a 5-10 minute walk. There are also a few gay karaoke bars in this area, but be aware that you'll be expected to purchase expensive side dishes with your drinks. The area is perfectly safe, and you'll see many gay men walking around, often in pairs.

    • Campus

        Karaoke anju bar near the train station, to the extreme right (the road closest to and parallel to the train tracks) as you walk out of the station, about 5 minutes walk. Male hosts and expensive snacks. The owner speaks minimal English. The Tourist booth across from the train station can give you the phone number.
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    • Club One

        A great place to hang out. It's small but always busy, especially Fri and Sat nights. The bartender/owner is cute. Even though the owner doesn't speak English, foreigners are still welcome and do come here. Prices of the drinks are reasonable and free snacks are always provided. Attractively designed, with both table and bar seating in a relaxing environment. Young local crowd.
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        Comments from Utopians:

        "This is your gay neighborhood bar. The owner, who is 70 years old, is very very nice and speaks decent English. He works hard and running this bar solo. Lots of local and international beers to choose from. Cocktails are cheaper here than other bars. The crowd is pretty much on the older side (professional, working class men)." -- JC, Sep 10, 2017


        Comments from Utopians:

        "I recently went here. The bar owner let's you play your own music and it's a chilled place to hang out! The owner and the bartender speak English and are super friendly to help you , etc. eE showed me his new place around the corner (I think it's called Maru), a soju bar! Really awesome experience!" -- Jason, Jan 13, 2018

        "We checked out this place on a Fri night, from 9pm till close to midnight. Pretty dead. The owner said Sat is the busiest. Decent selection of beers, the cocktails are priced higher than other bars. The owner/bartender is super CUTE! :)" -- JC, Sep 11, 2017

        "The newest bar in the Boemil area. It is really foreigner friendly and the staff speak English and are very friendly. The owner has a few bars, so he knows what he is doing and goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome. The bar has an unique atmosphere and is really spacious with a mix of people. The music is also a mix of Korean and English which makes this place a lot of fun. The shots are amazing and fun and the prices are reasonable! Definitely a nice place to relax and get the party going!" -- Nicolaas, Feb 1, 2017

    • Mong

    • MVG (Most Valuable Guest) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAR 2013
        Seomyeon area, Map

        About 5 minutes walk from Exit 1 of the subway station, just past Fuzzy Navel tacos. Almost right beside Shane. A lesbian club that stays open late. It's small, but has a dance floor and a great DJ. No men allowed.
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        Beomildong, 070-7536-7730, email. Call for directions. The former owner of Zip opened this cocktail bar. A cozy, homey cocktail bar featuring Wi-Fi. Nice interior and good place to hang out. No singing and no table charge. English and Japanese are spoken. Friendly tourists and locals of all ages.
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        Comments from Utopians:

        "Open again. The staff speak English and Japanese." -- Sungmok, Mar 6, 2017

        Seomyeon area, Map

        About 5 minutes walk from Exit 1 of the subway station, just past Fuzzy Navel tacos. Shane has a bright orange sign and is on 6/F. Lounge style club wuth booths around the outside. It's a great way to relax and start off the night. No men allowed.
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    • Zip
        Beomildong (a few hundred feet south of Hyundai Department Store)
        645-3625, email

        Zip is one of the most established gay cocktail bars and an ideal starting point for the single visitor to the gay area. Newly redecorated and, although somewhat smoky, it's got a nice ambience with soft lighting and candles on the tables. Prices are reasonable (with free snacks provided). The bar features free Internet access and gay magazines are available for reading. Popular with Koreans and foreigners alike. Zip's owner goes out of his way to make people feel welcome. While his English is minimal (he does speak some Japanese and his bar is popular with Japanese tourists), there is usually someone on hand to help the occasional bewildered Westerner.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "There is a new soju bar, Maru, at 23 Beomil-ro 89beon-gil, Dong-gu. A lot of the young crowd hanging around there. They have a great chef who makes tasty side dishes. Very cozy! Staff all speak English and are very friendly towards foreigners. Same owner of G'ROUND bar around the corner. My friends and I had a great time there mixing with the younger group! Tons of fun." -- Nicolaas L, Jan 13, 2018

      "Tool, 051-903-8800, a gay bar in Boemildong is new. The owner speaks English and always makes me feel welcome. Funky and young decor and overall very welcoming atmosphere. This bar is a favorite for the young crowd. This is a really good bar to get the night started at. You don't need to be in a group you can go there alone and meet a few of the locals." -- Nicolaas, Feb 1, 2017

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