Club Arena Seoul Travel Guide / May 30, 2017
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20,000 KRW ($18)
Thursday 23:30 – 09:30
Friday & Saturday 23:00 – 11:30
Sunday 23:30 – 09:30
18-2 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
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Arena is one of the newest kids on the block which has quickly made a name for itself with its trendy EDM and progressive house music and high energy local crowd. The club opened its doors in 2014 on the famous Gangnam District and its huge facility can hold up to 700 party-goers at once.
Unfortunately, the club has been less than welcoming towards foreigners – especially westerners – and is mostly catered toward young locals.
- Join a Star-studded Crowd of Local Celebrities: If you’re looking for a top-notch clubbing experience with some of the most well-heeled and glamorous socialites and party-goers then Club Arena checks all the boxes. The club gained its reputation from the KTV stars, local sports celebrities and some of the hottest Korean girls who all let loose at Arena after a long day of work.
- Cool Underground Vibes with Various Music Zones: Arena captures the enthralling nightlife scene of Gangnam perfectly with its elevated stage adorned with laser lights and surrounded by VIP booths for those who don’t mind blowing some cash for an exclusive clubbing experience. This underground club is divided into two main floors; basement 1 is dedicated mainly to hip-hop music whereas basement 2 is high-energy EDM zone with a bigger stage.
- Private Tables with Bottle Service are Available: Arena has a reservation policy which means that only those who have reserved a table and the number of bottles to be ordered for the night are granted entry into the club. Two is the minimum number of bottles for a table reservation in the EDM Arena on Thursday, whereas on Fridays and Saturdays expect to order at least 4 to 5 bottles per table – the more you order, the more chances you have of getting a bigger, more exclusive table.
Arena does not have a ladies’ night yet but the club puts a lot of emphasis on bringing in female models and dancers on weekends to spice things up. The gorgeous women are one of the club’s main attractions.
The Cover Charge for Arena is usually 20,000 Won but prices are subject to change depending on the events taking place in the club.
Like most high-end Korean clubs, Arena places an emphasis on dress codes which means that casual shorts or flip-flops will significantly decrease your chances of admitted in.