This fall marks the 3rd anniversary for arguably Itaewon's most packed venue each weekend. At the
end of Itaewon's main strip lies a red neon sign that brightly reads 'Cakeshop,' with a long queue of
people waiting to go in.
The building is known to be one of the oldest buildings from Itaewon's seedier past and was once
famous for a notorious illegal strip club.
Cakeshop represents the most highly regarded underground dance club since it came on the
scene in 2012. And since it's inception, it's creators at Multi have worked hard to educate and allow
the young of party-loving Seoul in on the World's underground music scene.
The genre's of music found here vary from UK Bass, DnB, future house, techno, disco, garage,
hip-hop, RnB. But expect for your night there, expect to be surrounded by the bass of forward-looking
electronic music, and expect it to rub shoulders with hip-hop.
Cakeshop's greatest feat is their always impressive lineup's of acts. The club is responsible for
bringing a great number of international DJ's to Seoul for the first time, to play their set at Cakeshop.
Reviewers rave again and again that the music at Cakeshop is never stale.
Cakeshop's aesthetic is a nod to underground warehouse parties with it's cellar low ceilings,
exposed concrete walls and floor, dark furnishings and neon lighting.
With it's small 200 people capacity, the dance floor gets crowded but for those who came for the DJ,
this small space makes it all the more better to get up close and personal.
Dumbfoundead @ Cakeshop:
Cakeshop is home to the fashion and music loving hipsters and here it's an all-welcoming,
non-pretentious vibe. To support and in celebration of Seoul's LGBT community, once a month they
throw their V.O.G.U.E disco party. Spicing up LGBT nightlife away from the 'hill.'
Over the years Cakeshop, through word of mouth, has done so well that now they're filled to capacity
every weekend. The music heads that used to reign at early cakeshop days who have fled the coop
can now be found at Pistil, a new venture that opened this May by the same creators. Here, you can
expect the great same taste in music, and be more relaxed with room to breathe (and rage).
My personal recommendation to avoid the no personal space problem is booking one of their tables,
if you're down to spend the extra money for a special occasion or a special DJ. It's well worth it to
make sure you're comfortable for the night if you plan on staying there and avoid all the hassle of
trying to move through the crowds and re-ordering cocktails all night. You'll thank me later, I'm sure.
Thu 9:00 pm-2:00 am
Fri-Sat: 10:00 pm-6:00 am
Entrance Fee: (depending on event) 10,000 - 30,000 won + free drink.
Address: 34-16 Itaewon-dong, Yongsang-Gu, Seoul, Korea, B1, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: 010 4765 6139
Address : 서울시 용산구 이태원동 34-16 B1
Seoul-si > All Area
Noksapyeong Station, Exit 3.
Walk straight until you enter Itaewon's main strip.