Busan Nightlife | The Bay 101

The trendiest place to grab a drink with friends and snap instaworthy photos!

2 years ago

a girl posing at bay 101 in busan with night lights and skyscrapers

If you ask young people in Busan where you should visit, most will say The Bay 101.

It's one of the trendiest food and entertainment complexes around.

Let's check it out together!


The Bay 101 sign lit up at night with city backdrop

Address: 부산 해운대구 동백로 52
52 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Hours: 9:00-24:00


Our Visit

Outside view of The Bay 101 in daylight

The Bay 101 (더베이101) is a destination that attracts many young people living in Busan.

If you look on Instagram, you'll find countless glittering nightlife photos taken there.

I tried to go on a weekend evening, but it was too crowded, so I came back on a weekday. 

The Bay 101 Exterior

I recommend going in the late afternoon to beat the crowds and staying through the evening when it really gets busy.

It has two floors and doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let looks deceive you.

The Bay 101 ticket booth

By the entrance, you will see the ticket counter for The Bay 101 Yacht Club.

If you want, you can buy tickets here, or conveniently book in advance through Creatrip and receive a discount.

You can read all about our Busan cruise experience here

the bay 101 operation hours sign

Menus at The Bay 101

On the other side you can find a sign with hours of operation for the cafes and restaurants, as well as menus.

Menus are subject to change based on the season.

Paddleboard display

This is one of the photo spots where you can take fun pictures.

Floor guide The Bay 101

There is an easy to read floor guide with both Korean and English.

Restaurants and cafes can be found on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Cafe SIDE at The Bay 101

Seating area of Cafe SIDE at The Bay 101

Coffee-lovers, Cafe SIDE is the place for you!

Plus, they have ample seating, both indoor and outdoor, so you can relax and enjoy your drink.

Bakery section of Cafe SIDE at The Bay101

Cafe SIDE also has a decently sized bakery with a variety of cakes and breads to choose from.

We got here in time for happy hour - 30% the cakes of the day!

Fingers & Chat The Bay101

Fingers & Chat merch display

Adjacent to Cafe SIDE is Fingers & Chat.

They sell fried chicken, shrimp, fries, and beer at an affordable price.

They also have cute souvenirs you can pick up for friends or yourself. 

Outdoor seating at The Bay101

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Patio seating at the Bay101

Outside the first floor there is plenty of seating available so you can enjoy drinks and food with friends.

View from The Bay 101 and The Bay 101 boat

The view looks out at the high rise buildings of the city and has a great atmosphere, especially on a warm summer night.

Many people take photos by this boat.

The Bay 101 Yacht Club dock

The Bay by The Bay101

This is where you can board The Bay 101 Yacht Club boat.

Tickets can be purchased inside on the 1st floor, or click here to book through Creatrip for a discount.

Patio and view from The Bay 101

Bench seats outside The Bay 101

They really have a ton of outdoor seating options! 


Now let's move on to the 2nd floor attractions!

First, there's a restaurant called Daedosikdang.

They specialize in beef dishes - soup, steak, etc.  

The Grand Cafe at The Bay101

the grand cafe display case

Opposite Daedosikdang is The Grand Cafe where you can find your typical dessert cafe fare and also brunch and European style food.

They also sell kitchenware and souvenirs.

Haeundae19 Brewery

2nd floor patio seating

On the 2nd floor there is also outdoor patio seating where you can sip drinks and enjoy the breeze.

outdoor seating The Bay 101

Rooftop seating The Bay 101

The Bay 101 has a rooftop, but unfortunately it was closed when I visited, so I could only take pictures through the glass door. 

As you can see, this is really cool spot to chill with friends, but I'm gonna let you in on a secret that only those in the know are privy to.

Popular type of photo taken outside The Bay 101 at night

If you search The Bay 101, you'll see a lot of photos like this, but where do you go to take these pictures?

Photo showing the place to take cool photos

I've marked with an arrow the spot you need to go to take a photo like I showed you.

Photo showing the way to the photo spot

Photo pointing the way to the photo spot

It's outside The Bay 101 so from the 1st floor patio, follow the arrows out the gate.

The way to the photo spot outside The Bay 101

Go towards the parking lot and follow the arrow.

Photo with arrow showing the way to the photo spot

Go through the parking lot and you will see the entrance on the right.

Photo spot outside The Bay 101

The trick to taking these reflection photos, is a good size puddle. 

Often there will be puddles to work with, but if not, you can borrow a bucket from the people who are fishing and make your own puddle.

To take the photo requires some photography skills.

You will need to keep your camera low, close to the water and angle it just right.

pretty photo with city scape outside The Bay 101

Photo spot near The Bay 101

It took some time and patience, but I was finally able to get some photos that I was satisfied with.

woman with water and cityscape at night in background

woman by water and cityscape at night

I really love how my photos turned out and definitely think it was worth the bit of effort.

Night time is the best time to visit obviously if you want to take similar photos.

How To Get There

The Bay 101 is just a 13 minute walk from Dongbaek Station (동백역)

Dongbaek Station Busan

From Dongbaek Station exit 1, go straight.

Street in Busan

At the intersection, cross the road and continue straight.

Street with crosswalk in Busan

Go straight until you see the next intersection and cross at the crosswalk. 

You will see a small bridge.

Smallb ridge in Busan

Cross the bridge and you will see The Bay 101 on your right.

The Bay 101 Busan

What do you think of this trendy nightlife location?

Would you like to visit?

Hopefully this has given you some useful information for your next trip to Busan.

Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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