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J.J. Mahoney's

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B2 Grand Hyatt Seoul 747-7 Hannam-dong,Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-799-8601
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun place

Many Hyatt hotels have fun bars, this one too, with a mixed crowd. Band is great and entertaining, also the DJ area is very good. Great atmosphere. I didn't try any food, the drinks were ok, very pricey though for what you get. A good place to go after drinks in Itaewon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Many Hyatt hotels have fun bars, this one too, with a mixed crowd. Band is great and entertaining, also the DJ area is very good. Great atmosphere. I didn't try any food, the drinks were ok, very pricey though for what you get. A good place to go after drinks in Itaewon.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We love the Hyatt, but JJ Mahoney's that is attached doesn't have the best food. My partner (vegetarian) really loved one of their pizzas, but they have since changed their menu and no longer offer the pizza so now we no longer have a reason to eat there. Can't say much about the nightclub/lounge as we have never stayed around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Pricey!! Drinks were expensive for Asia and food was decent. we stayed at the hotel so ended up drinking there one night. Music was great and the crowd was fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We came in for a casual drink after dinner and stayed for the live band as the place was jumping. A lot of fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Nice place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Always has a buzz and has a good range of drinks and food and nice staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

It can get very crowded and loud. The biggest drawback is the absolutely outrageous beverage prices. The bands are decent, but the overall experience is not worth the price. Besides, many of the patrons give off a significantly desperate (I'm in town on biz without my wife) or professional barflys. The positive is they speak English in a largely English-poor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You cannot have dinner in this nice place but if you want a restaurant you must go outside and find some. The place is very nice, a lot of people, little overcrowed during the weekend. Nice cocktails, athmosfere. i will come back very soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Probably one of the best hotels bar i have ever be in my Life. Very classy, But very expensive. International and business People. Nice drinks and perfect Staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

great bar lots of people, live music, outdoor area, although it is a smoking bar which may put some people off.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This place is so expensive it's insulting! Don't bother unless you are on an expense account $18 if you want a decent beer.

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Additional Information about J.J. Mahoney's

Address: B2 Grand Hyatt Seoul 747-7 Hannam-dong,Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-799-8601
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Bar, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: B2 Grand Hyatt Seoul 747-7 Hannam-dong,Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: 02-799-8601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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