The Vinyl Underground: "Vinyl" Top 5 Page for this destination Busan Nightlife Tip by amambaw

Busan Nightlife: 19 reviews and 18 photos

  Drinking is required...
by amambaw

Okay, I have to admit that Vinyl has all the traits of a seedy nightclub: It's in a basement, it's small, it's very dark, it's smoky, it's crowded, it's loud, and so on. That being said, it is a great escape if you're looking for some Western flavour on your travels.

Vinyl is always full of foreigners. The mix is usually mostly foreigners with a few Koreans who generally speak English very well. The music is Western. The Saturday evenings when we have gone, there has been a DJ spinning a lot of great dance music, so it's got a bit of rave flavour to it.

I think the best thing about Vinyl is the fact that if you've spent any amount of time in Busan, you'll probably spot someone you know! The foreign community is quite small, and there are a few well known foreign clubs, so get ready to do a bit of networking... !

Last thing: the drinks are pretty expensive. If you're looking for a buzz, hit the Family Mart up the street and pick up some Soju or beer before you go, and have a little picnic on the tables outside the Mart.

Dress Code: Pretty much anything goes, although I do recommend closed toed shoes, as the dance floor is pretty busy. One other tip: this is a foreign bar, so act like you would at a bar at home. Don't leave your wallet or purse unattended.

Address: Kyunsung University Area
Directions: On the downhill side of the subway, stay on the left side. 2-3 blocks down, turn left. Walk about 1 block. Family Mart on the left, turn right at the corner. Vinyl is about 3-4 building on the right. If you can't find it flag a white person to direct you!
Theme: Nightclub

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 4, 2004
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