Reggae Vibes in the Heart of Hongdae

Situated at the heart of one of Seoul's most vibrant districts is one of Seoul's most relaxed bars. Roots Time is a cozy, chilled out bar with friendly staff, reasonably-priced drinks, and where reggae is always playing.

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Finding Roots Time is fairly simple, just exit Hongik station via exit 9 and immediately turn left then take your second right up the tree-lined street. Roots Time is about halfway down this road on the right-hand side. Just look for the wooden sign above the door and head downstairs into the tiny world of Roots Time.

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Eclectically decorated with flyers, posters, vinyl, and other assorted reggae memorabilia Roots Time is run by a Japanese expat and his wife who are always friendly and welcoming. Requests for reggae tunes are usually met with a smile as he seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things reggae.

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Generally a relaxed place to warm up before a night out or cool off afterwards, Roots Time occasionally explodes into a grooving skank den of movers and shakers. When the sound system comes out, everyone gets down, and fixed grins are the order of the day.

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Roots Time is an evening and nighttime establishment and is always a fun place to be if you love reggae.

written by roonandbeks on 2012-03-23 in #world #locations

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