Itaewon is called the "foreigner district" of Seoul. It’s popular among expats for its international restaurants, souvenir shopping, and incredible nightlife. Today Itaewon is the most up-and-coming place to go out in Seoul not only for foreigners, but for locals as well. The nightlife in this district is fantastic, with many bars, lounges, pubs and night clubs that stay open all night long. Most of the bars and clubs are located on the main pedestrian street directly behind Hamilton Hotel. We grabbed a couple of western cocktails at a chic lounge called Globe Lounge Itaewon. The lounge is tucked away on the second floor of a side alley so it was not as crowded as the street-front places. The Rose & Crown Ale House looked like an interesting place too, especially if you can grab those window seats that look out to the main street.