Northwest of the Han River, the Mapo District is known for its urban arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainment. That includes being the HQ for many K-Pop labels which are fiercely followed in South Korea. From the Conrad Seoul you can take a train to Sangsu or Hapjeong to put you in the middle of Mapo-gu, or head out via cab which will take around 30 minutes.
OBJECT: 23, Eoulmadang-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu; 82-(0)2-333-1369; insideobject.co.kr
OVAL: 48-29, Wausan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-gu, 3rd floor; 82-(0)2-325-1981; shop-oval.com
1300K: 11, Jandari-ro 2-gil, Mapo-gu; 82-(0)2-322-2131; 1300k.com
SANGSANG MADANG: 65, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu; 82-(0)2-330-6200; sangsangmadang.com
NAMUL-MEOKNEUN GOM: 20-12 Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu; 82-(0)2-323-9930