Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 602 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
HOURS: Wed.-Thurs. and Sun. 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
COST: Varies depending on event, typically ₩30,000
SUBWAY: Sinnonhyeon (Line 9)
Club Eden promised to set a new standard for Seoul’s club scene when it opened its doors in late 2008, and has fulfilled that pledge with a strong emphasis on luxury and sophistication.
Gargantuan marble columns, ornate chandeliers, and textured walls give the place the look of a Victorian-era ballroom—albeit one crisscrossed with laser lights and rocked by booming speakers.
The music here is strictly minimalist, with none of the crossover or dance-pop that sometimes creeps into other venues—a good fit considering the slightly older, sophisticated crowd it attracts.
VIP room and table packages are available for groups of 5-6 with a prior reservation. Service is generally good, but make sure you’re dressed to impressed or you may not make it past the door.
© Jonathan Hopfner from Moon Seoul, 1st Edition