Korean Loud Club Game
Many people who come to Korea fall in love with the night life. They love the streets of Itaewon and its many bars, lounges, and more western style clubs. They also find the streets of Hongdae and its many western style pubs a very familiar atmosphere with its college vibe and billboard top 40 playlists. The foreigner may even venture to Gangnam with its infamous Club Octagon, rated number 7 in the world with its top notch DJ’s, spacious bar area, wide dance floor, and many pockets of space to interact with, vibe, and bounce around the girl that fancies your eye.
The venues and areas above can be quite ideal for pick up because you can use your verbals, subcoms, and leading/expressive physicality to run solid game in similar ways that you can in the daytime and are generally not too loud or narrowly crowded like a subway in rush hour. Also tables/bottles play less of a factor and may either exist or not at that particular venue. These areas are also all viable for streetgame, you don’t even need to actually go into a venue and can either collect numbers or bounce girls to other venues or your place of choice.
There does however exist another niche known as Loud Korean Clubs or Upscale Korean Clubs that are a bit more exclusive. Jam packed and full of tables, so noisy you can’t hear yourself think in certain areas, and very few pockets of space to run typical solid game. A lot of foreigners get denied into these venues for lack of connections or dress code, others get in and feel so overwhelmed and confused that they decide never to go again. In loud Korean clubs the quality of women in the venues tend to be top notch because the doorman does a bit of 물관리 ( quality management) to attract and let in only the best in order to ensure local Koreans with deep pockets unload wads on bottles and tables so that the club becomes “the place to be.” The two most notable upscale loud Korean clubs of this type in Seoul are Club Arena (아레나) and Club Burning Sun (버닝썬) in the upscale Gangnam District. Burning sun is owned by none other than Seungri from Big Bang, the international K-pop phenom group.
Many who come to these venues feel confused on how to game since a lot of the typical rules don’t seem to apply and it seems hard to do anything or even interact. There are a few ways to make these loud Korean clubs work for you if you chose.
- Get a table – A lot of people are morally opposed to getting a table because it costs a lot of money and seems like cheating for the pick up purist. I personally never get tables but on a special occasion like a Birthday or celebration with friends once a year for fun, I see it as a fun experience not a go-to. If you have deep pockets and don’t mind throwing down a fat wad of dough then it may be a good option for you. A lot of girls are crammed in the standing area and want somewhere to sit and drink. Not only does the table provide comfort, but also a chance to isolate them and run solid game 1:1 with being able to actually communicate clearly. The obvious disadvantage is that if done wrong you can be using it as a provider trying to “buy their time and attention” which results in them downing a couple drinks and saying see you next time (rough translation never again)!
- Bar / Pocket Game – An approach I’ve found to be very effective is to hang out in the bar areas and game girls near there. Not only are they standing still and hanging out but it’s easier to maneuver around and its generally not as noisy with a bit more space. In addition girls constantly come to you as they buy drinks and you can swoop them up on the approach sort of like conveyor belt sushi. Other areas are the pocket areas near the bathrooms, lockers, doors, and benches where girls are found resting and are much easier to talk in with the added space and lower volume of noise.
- Machine Gun Game/Caveman Game – The last option is to basically go caveman and aggressively approach girls walking by or on the dance floor. You go super physical by grabbing them in and pulling them close to your body and then talking into their ear. You’re basically cave-manning until a girl is into you enough and perhaps had enough to drink and enough dancing. The goal is to bounce her around and eventually out of the venue. This approach if done all night will lead to phone numbers since girls want more fun and dancing and since the set is less solid they will be inherently much flakier. In order to pull with this approach it’s best to go to the venue later (4am or so) well rested and fresh and cave-manning girls who are ready to go and down with you, so pull hard late! You can bounce for food/shots outside or seed the pull to yours and see what happens behind closed doors.