A new hot spot for chilling out in HongdaeThe Seoul club scene is in for a change. If clubbers want to chill out, instead of standing around in the street, they can kick back in a cool new lounge area. Club Otwo, a recently opened dance club in Hongdae, the area near Hongik University in northwestern Seoul, offers not only a large-scale dance floor, which can accommodate more than 1,000 clubbers, but also a cool, glass-paneled lounge that comes with a separate DJ and bar.
Already, the capital’s trend setters and seekers are headed to check out the new club, where five local resident DJs, including DJ Devil, DJ Beejay and DJ Calvin, churn out the latest tunes in house, progressive house, trance, techno and lounge.
Parties for this month kick off tonight with a gay and lesbian party, “Rainbow Night,” featuring DJ Toby. Others are “Maximum Vinyl” featuring DJ Madame Mercury (www.madamemercury.com) from New York City on March 19 and “Heineken Thirst Heat Korea DJ Contest” (www.02pro.com) on March 26.
Club Otwo participates in Hongdae’s Club Day event on every last Friday of each month, meaning that it’s one of the many district clubs visitors can get into that night with a single ticket. On most nights, regular admission to the club costs 10,000 won ($10), which includes a drink.
Club Otwo is open from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and from 8 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It is located in the basement of Hogok Building, near Hongdae Park. For more information, visit the Web site, www. clubotwo.com or call (011) 9389-0821.
by Ines Cho