Frigid, winter nights have left people flocking to bars to enjoy warmth and company. With so many people, some might find it difficult to fully unwind from a long day’s work.
Looking to enjoy a quiet night out? Look no farther. Lounge bars offer the perfect opportunity to escape the rowdiness of other bars and relax from a day of stress. These three lounge bar offer a sweet escape from Jack Frost and rambunctious nightlife.
Burn in Hal | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Burn is a perfect mix of the 1950s Jazz and Edwardian eras. Located in Gyeongnidan, Itaewon, the Turkish-owned lounge bar’s one-of-a-kind menu offers the finest Cuban cigars and an assortment of drinks.
Dim lighting, neutral colors accented by bits of red and Edwardian furniture provide a sophisticated, intimate environment away from the hustle and bustle of nightlife. Guests will imagine they are among Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.
Jazz lovers can fly away to sweet, raspy renditions of their favorites while dressed in their best coats, fedoras and sparkling dresses to accompany the bar’s atmosphere.
The lounge bar perfectly balances sociability and privacy for guests. Guests have the options of sitting towards the front to be closer to entertainment or towards the back for more seclusion.
Burn is opened seven days a week from 6p.m. to 2a.m. Live music is offered Sunday through Thursday from 9p.m. to 11p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Leo’s | Haebangchon
Being a true standout as a food-and-drinks establishment in Itaewon or HBC can be an almost impossible feat, but the entertainment, menu, and vibe at Leo’s might just make it an exceptional hangout worth your while.
Though the usual bar music and indistinct (or wildly animated) chatter are fun forms of entertainment, live acoustics can be a refreshing and laid-back way to chill out, and that’s exactly what Leo’s serves. The owner even had soundproof windows installed to keep the HBC noise out and the soothing sounds in.
The music at Leo’s is jazz-heavy, but it isn’t exclusive. Bands from other genres love to play at the venue with its spacious stage and airy vibe. Customers, on the other hand, can be seated at any table and comfortably watch the show wherever they are in the room.
3 Section | Itaewon
With prices that will not break the bank, 3 section has it all for those wanting a lavish experience. Located on the hill of Itaewon, 3 section is the place to trade the stress of a hard day’s work for a relieving night out.
Its dark, cozy atmosphere serves as a sanctuary from the winter cold as you warm up with your favorite beverage. 3 section’s menu offers an assortment of foods and drinks ranging from pastas and steak to coffee and wine. A helpful staff is always available to answer any and all questions you may have about the menu and bar.
Unlike other lounge bars, 3 Section’s second-floor terrace puts it in a league of its own. Guests can escape upstairs to see one of the best views of Seoul while enjoying their favorite drinks. To accompany drinks and atmosphere, live singers and DJs provide the best entertainment.