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Can you meet random people in Itaewon?

 
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leewchris



Joined: 08 Jan 2016

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject: Can you meet random people in Itaewon? Reply with quote

In bars, can you meet random people in Itaewon? Are there recommendable areas?

It seems in most areas, Koreans only meet people they already know, and are with their friends only. Can you meet new people in Itaewon, who you don't know? What are your experiences?
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PRagic



Joined: 24 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old are you? Didn't you recently ask about 'booking clubs'? Just GO and find out!

The long and short of it is that, yes, Koreans in groups in Itaewon are basically like Koreans in groups ANYWHERE and tend to socialize amongst themselves. Heck, a lot of groups of any people from anywhere might not be that keen on bringing a stranger into the fold right off, particularly if it's a meeting for a specific purpose (darts or pool league, dinner party, b-day party, work outing, etc...).

But in Itaewon, there are actual BARS, as in the long, wooden structures behind which bartenders stand, and people sitting and drinking at them alone, in pairs, or in smaller groups, might be open to conversation with strangers.
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Yaya



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Itaewon and Hongdae are good places to meet other expats, but like anything, approach is key. I know expats who avoid other expats because they think other expats are weird and shaky.

You might want to join a special interest club via Meetup.com or look for groups on Facebook.
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