Busan boasts an eclectic and exciting nightlife, with everything from traditional soju houses to seedy-as-hell 'booking bars' (where you can pay for the company of scantily-clad Korean women), from pumping clubs to rock music venues on offer.
The best areas for nightlife in Busan are Nampodong, which includes the vibey Nox Bar; Haeundae, which is home to the trendy clubs Elune and Maktum, both often featuring international DJs; the area surrounding Pusan National University, where you'll find Crossroads (an excellent sit-down bar) and Soultrane (a loud dance club); and the Kyungsung University area, where Club Realize functions as Busan's only reliable venue for live rock, punk and metal music.
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