10 Best Bars In Busan For A Taste Of Korean Nightlife


There are many ways to spice up your time in Busan but this incredible port city is more well known for its exciting nightlife. In other words, exploring Busan’s best bars and clubs is essential for an enriching experience when you drop by this sprightly city. And who knows—one of the nights may draw out the party animal in you!

Here is a list of Busan’s top bar picks with jazzy chill nights, top-notch brews and a delectable assortment of bar snacks—so extraordinary that there is a chance you will eventually leave Busan with better nights than days!

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Along with dim lights and a pleasant ambience, Billie Jean is an absolute must-visit for the complete nightlife package. The experience is further enriched with generous portions of steak, darts and a pool table to unwind and lounge on a weeknight.

22, Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan 1F
Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 108 704 1949
Mon to Thu & Sun: 7pm – 3am
Fri & Sat: 7pm – 4am
Nearest Station: Jung-dong/Haeundae

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Located near Kyungsung University, Club Monk is one of the oldest Korean Jazz clubs where you can enjoy live jazz performances every night. With an unpredictable range of nightly events, Club Monk is sure to astound and turn into one of your favourite places in Busan to jam and chill.

58-34 Daeyeon 3 Samdong
Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 51 622 2212
Mon to Sat: 6.30pm – 2am
Sun: Closed
Nearest Station: Daeyeon

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This little Mexican bar is a fantastic destination for good music and conversation. With an open bar overlooking the amazing Haeundae Beach, it’s a place that does not solely offer booze and cocktails but a selection of sumptuous lunch fare too.

249, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro
Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 51 754 6349
Daily: 4pm – 6am
Nearest Station: Gwangan

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Galmegi Brewing Company is Busan’s first American-style microbrewery and brewpub. With a focus on improving their brews with only the world’s finest ingredients and resourceful ideas, this place is heaven for all beer lovers.

9 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 265beon-gi, U-dong
Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 51 622 8990
Mon to Thu: 6pm – 1am
Fri: 6pm – 3am
Sat: 1pm – 3am
Sun: 1pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Haeundae

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One of the best brew pubs in Busan and conveniently located near Gwangan Station, Gorilla Brewing Co. offers excellent Stout and range of quality craft beer that has won the loyal patronage of its regulars.

321 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Millak-dong
Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 51 714 6258
Mon to Fri & Sun: 5pm – 12 Midnight
Sat: 5pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Gwangan

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Papa’s is a place everyone will deem their favourite haunt after a night of savouring the bar’s special cocktails and electrifying new concoctions. It is definitely not the type of bar with exhilarating events; instead, Papa’s is where you’ll come home to.

287, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro
Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 105 678 4440
Mon to Sun: 8pm – 6am
Nearest Station: Haeundae

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Rock N Roll Bar sits across Lotte Hotel, right on Haeundae Beach. It boasts a collection of some of South Korea’s best brews. Ping pong and pool tables are available for your nightly amusement.

477-3 Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu
Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 51 818 3425
Daily: 6pm – 4am
Nearest Station: Seomyeon


If you ever need a good beach view, you’ll find it here at Sam Ryan’s. Spacious and hospitable, eating out with a massive group of people has never been easier. Equipped with a fully stocked bar and a reasonably-priced menu, there is no reason why Sam Ryan’s should not be included in your itinerary.

Haeundae Hyebyunro ST.298. 24 ‘Palede CZ’ 1-18
Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 51 746 7868
Daily: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Haeundae

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Sharky’s is where you should head to if you are craving for savoury and palatable western fare. Out of Busan’s list of expat bars, Sharky’s Bar and Grill screams the loudest in terms of acquiring a more ‘American’ experience.

1305 U-dong 3rd floor
Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 10 6533 2959
Mon to Thu: 5pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1pm
Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Haeundae

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Described as one of Haeundae’s hottest western bars, Thursday Party is a popular haunt amongst the university crowd. With Kpop music thundering against the backdrop, their regulars often drop by to relish the bar’s cheap draught and curry-flavoured snacks.

197-18 Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu
Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 51 758 0822
Mon to Sun: 6pm – 6am
Nearest Station: Haeundae

Read: 14 Amazing Things To See & Do in Busan.