Archive for the ‘nightlife’ Category

Like last year’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s in Korea, this year’s holiday season made me feel a little (a lot) lonesome for family and friends, and a little (a lot) sentimental about the end of another year of my life. And just like last year, I did my best to make the most of […]


I have a confession to make: I’ve become a Now Bar regular. I came to this realization Thursday night when I stopped in to grab a few drinks with a friend and Mrs. C., the owner, knew my order without even asking me. Before I could open my mouth, she was reaching for a mug […]


Weekends in Korea feel surprisingly similar to weekends in Madison. Sometimes, when emerging from one of Seoul’s many bars after a long night out, I’m actually startled to find that Madison’s State Street and Capitol Building are not there to greet me. I know the atmospheric aesthetics of each locale are completely different, but I guess when […]


At the end of a workday, I want nothing more than to have a grown-up conversation. I want to talk about something other than American celebrities, old boyfriends and pop music. I want to remember how old I am, and act like it, too. Well, I’m not sure if singing Dancing Queen at the top […]