With its lackluster opening earlier this year, Pawn8 Club & Lounge had shown a lot of potential but just failed to deliver. However, with a complete redesign of the interior, floor space, and mass firings of incompetent staff, we now see the venue in a whole new light. Although the ‘pawn’ is the weakest piece in the game of chess, in the right circumstances it is known to have far more potential. An interesting concept behind their name, Pawn8 most likely seeks to shift the landscape of the nightlife game in its favor by providing a more refined atmosphere in an intimate like setting. Check out the venue for yourself in the video below from a previous collaboration between Nexcite and Pawn8.

We wrote a short segment on Nexcite’s main dude DJ Tezz here, but you can expect to hear the latest Deep House, Indie Dance, NU Disco, and Minimal from the other resident DJs. Free entry before 12 a.m. on our guest-list below, and 20,000 won cover charge afterwards so make sure to sign up with your +1s (up to 5 per name)!

Itaewon Station Exit 2. Walk straight for a couple blocks and you should see Pawn8 on your left, across from the I.T.W Hotel.

For more pictures of the venue, check out the Pawn8 Facebook page here. Stay up-to-date with us at SeoulSync (like button below!) for the latest news on Nexcite events and club highlights.

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