The best things to do after dinner in Seogwipo range from strolling through historic marketplaces to drinking at the city’s longstanding bars. Whether you prefer your night-time diversions to be relaxing and low-key, or fun-filled and high-energy, you can likely find something to enjoy after a dinner out in Jeju Island’s main city.

    Seogwipo is packed with cultural and artistic attractions, bars, cafes, casinos and more — many of which stay open until the next morning. Here are some of our favourite things to do at night in Seogwipo.


    Sunset cruises

    Take in the scenery from the water

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    Sunset cruises off Jeju Island offer spectacular views from an unprecedented vantage point. Enjoy taking in the spectacular rugged, rocky coast from a yacht or ferry, depending on the boating tour provider you choose.

    You can find many sunset cruises with additional diversions beyond just the view. Some are inclusive of drinks and snacks, as well as activities like whale watching. Both private and public sunset cruises are available, so you can pick an experience that’s best for your trip. Sunset cruises are great for just about everyone, whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or looking to mix and mingle with other travellers in a party-like atmosphere.


    Seogwipo Arts Center

    Catch a show at Seogwipo’s main arts venue

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    The Seogwipo Art Center hosts the city’s premier cultural arts and events, making it the place to go if you fancy catching a show after dinner. Founded in 2014, it’s the first and only arts venue on Jeju Island. Expect a range of entertainment options on the calendar, from film showings to philharmonic concerts.

    The Seogwipo Art Center’s architecture is still worth a look. Its design is inspired by a volcanic cone crater and Hallasan Mountain, the highest point in South Korea.

    Location: 615 KR, Seohong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Phone: +82 (0)64-760-3341


    Jungmun Tourist Complex

    Find lots to do after dark, all in one convenient spot

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    The Jungmun Tourist Complex might already be familiar to you, especially if you booked a stay with one of the city’s international hotel brands. The sprawling property is made up of multiple hotels and resorts, including a few from globally recognised brands.

    Beyond the hotels and resorts, the complex offers an array of attractions that stay open past dinnertime. There’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum, a teddy bear-themed museum, casinos, botanical gardens, and even a large waterfall. Many beaches are also part of the Jungmun Tourist Complex.

    Location: Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Phone: +82 (0)64-739-1330


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    Cafe May-B

    Relax with a drink in this low-key bar

    Cafe May-B is a popular spot for locals looking to enjoy a drink or two after dinner in Seogwipo. You’ll find a range of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, including matcha, coffee, beers, and cocktails. Consider grabbing a snack or dessert while you’re there –we highly recommend the waffles.

    This compact bar has a cosy and cute atmosphere, with a mix of vintage and modern décor. Its open-air seating spills onto the street, so you can enjoy people-watching throughout the evening. Say ‘hello’ to Cafe May-B’s resident cat.  

    Location: 478-12 Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 1 am

    Phone: +82 (0)70-4143-0639


    Rose Marin

    Ultra-casual bar overlooking the sea

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    Rose Marin is a waterfront bar with a tropical shack vibe. It’s definitely on the casual side, making it a great spot to cap off a day spent on the beach. Its cosy interior has a fireplace that keeps patrons warm on winter nights.

    Grab a picnic table outside to take in the garden and water views. You’ll need to place your order at the bar – opt for makgeolli (traditional rice wine) or imported beer with some Korean pub-style eats, such as mandu (dumplings) and dried squid.

    Location: 13, Namseongjung-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +82 (0)64-762-2808


    Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market

    Shop and dine at this traditional Korean market

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    The Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market has been a popular evening shopping destination in Jeju for decades. The indoor market hosts dozens of local vendors selling a wide range of goods, from fresh produce to souvenirs. 

    If you're lucky, you might be able to catch cultural or outdoor performances taking place around the market. It’s a good idea to come to the Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market on an empty stomach – you’ll easily find a bevvy of Korean street food at affordable prices.

    Location: 18 Jungang-ro 62beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)64-762-1949


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    Jeju Herb Garden

    Take a walk through this illuminated herb garden

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    The Jeju Herb Garden features all sorts of plant life that comes alive after nightfall with artful, illuminated installations. Known as one of Jeju’s most photogenic green spaces, it’s divided into multiple themed gardens, each of which has 100s of different types of plants.

    Jeju Herb Garden is a great place for a stroll after you’ve had dinner in Seogwipo. The spot is especially popular among those looking for a romantic date night, as well as those who prefer a laidback evening in the city.  

    Location: 170 Donoreum-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)64-787-7362


    Lee Jung-seop Street

    Discover traditional Korean art on this gallery-lined street

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    Lee Jung Seop Street is named after a prominent Korean painter who specialised in contemporary art. Stroll this popular thoroughfare to find a range of galleries and art installations, as well as a permanent exhibition hall dedicated to the artist.

    A lot of cultural and arts-related activities take place on Lee Jung Seop Street, including the weekly Seowipo Art Market, art festivals, and street concerts. Small restaurants and cafes also line the street, so it’s easy to spend several hours in this part of Seogwipo.

    Location: Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea


    Surf Bar Goofy Foot

    Find your favourite cocktails and bar food

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    Surf Bar Goofy Foot is a quirky and must-visit bar in Seogwipo. Serving up burgers and beers in a lively setting, this is a preferred spot for mingling with fun-loving locals. You can find it on the northern end of Lee Jung Seop Street.

    Surf Bar Goofy Foot has a very casual vibe, with lots of neon lighting and some surf-themed flair. This isn’t the type of place where you’ll need to dress up, but it’s one where you can while away the hours after dinner.

    Location: 11, Gwangyang 10-gil, B1, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 6.30 pm to 3 am

    Phone: +82 (0)70-4177-4173


    Seogwipo Pub Crawl

    Take advantage of local nightlife know-how

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    The Seogwipo Pub Crawl takes place twice weekly at the Jeju Beer Fountain. Tour guides take you to several notable bars to enjoy a mix of Korean and western drinks. Expect a party-esque atmosphere throughout the 3-hour pub crawl, with lots of fun and getting to know friendly bar owners and bartenders.

    Each pub crawl typically includes 2 locals and a dozen or so participants. It provides a safe and convenient way to explore Seogwipo’s nightlife scene – great for solo travellers looking to meet like-minded people during their holiday.

    Open: Wednesday from 8 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 508 539 8788

    Holly Riddle | Contributing Writer

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