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JJ’s Bar: A New Look for a New Era

By , January 25, 2015 6:50 am

JJ’s Bar has recently undergone a bit of a facelift in the last week and I stopped by to see how the renovations were coming along. If you are unfamiliar with JJ’s Bar then you must not live in Ulsan because they have been a fixture in Ulsan for the last few years. The best thing about this bar is that it continues to improve in order to better serve the Ulsan Community.


What makes JJ’s great is that it truly is a comfortable place. You will find not single shred of K-pop nonsense here. You can choose your own music, have a beer or a cocktail (or two!) and just relax. It is your neighbourhood bar in Ulsan. It is that “home away from home” atmosphere that sets JJ’s Bar apart from the other bars in Seongnamdong.

Sure you can go to those chain Wa-bars and Thursday Parties but you are not going to get that same level of comfort and community there. That is what Patrick Robbins, the owner set out to do when he first started JJ’s Bar. Now he is investing back into the bar to make it the place for people to come and have a good time.



With a new coat of paint on the walls and added seating, JJ’s Bar now feels warm and inviting. Pictures of friends and customers adorn the walls and give JJ’s a real sense of community. This to me is again a draw to JJ’s over any of the chain bars that are basically made just to take your money and broom you out the door.


JJ’s is still the place for watch your favorite sports game or to listen to some live music. The pool table looks like it has some new cloth on it and is ready to go. Few places can really match JJ’s in my books.

JJ’s maintains it’s great prices and great beer. They have some of the cheapest prices in town with domestic bottles of beer starting at just 4,000 won. They also serve up some great food as well! For those craving a taste of home, look no further. I have been a fan of their poutine for some time. They also have a tasty chicken strip basket which is quite popular. For those who can’t make up their mind, a sampler basket is also available.


The bottom line is that JJ’s is here to stay and they are committed to Ulsan. Whether you are Korean or an Expat, JJ’s Bar welcomes you with great drinks and great food.

You can find JJ’s Bar in the Shinae Just a few blocks down from Shigaetop and the Royal Anchor

How to find JJ's

How to find JJ’s

Holiday Events in Ulsan 2014

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T-HOPE’s Orphanage Christmas Party

When: Saturday, Dec 20th (2pm-5pm)

Where: Eonyang Orphanage (if you’re taking the bus into town, the 1713, 1703 and 1723 all go to Eonyang; please note that the 1703 and 1723 do not pull directly into the bus terminal, they stop after the first bridge once you exit the highway)

This year the Christmas party will be better than ever and this year they will have a total of 83 kids. So that means that they need a lot of support to deliver that much cheer to the kids. It will be a fun day with a photobooth and a visit from Santa! More details can be found in the link above.


Christmas Dinner and Secret Santa at Lotte Hotel

Cost: 65,000 won per person.

Time/Date:Thursday, December 25th 8 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: Lotte Hotel, Peninsula Room

Please RSVP in advance. Guests are encouraged to purchase a 20,000 won gift for the secret santa event.

Digit #9: Christmas Special

Cost: 5,000 won

Time/Date: Saturday, December 27th 8 pm

Location: Sticky Fingers Samsandong

The last Digit show before a 2 month break. Bands include Genius, Say Sue Me, and Mountains.

A Merry Christmas Party

Cost: Must bring a gift under 10,000 won

Time/Date: Sunday, December 21st 2:00 pm – 5:oo pm

Location: Kevin’s Joyful English Center Mugeodong 120 Daehakro 2 floor

Santa will be there to hand out gifts for the children. Pictures with santa can be taken as well. Possible gift exchange for the adults as well. Call Kevin 010-2452-1355 or check the link for more details.

JJ’s Christmas Party

Date: Christmas Eve, Wednesday December 24th and Wednesday, December 31st

Location: JJ’s Bar, Seongnamdong

JJ’s will be showing Christmas movies and serving up some eggnog made from scratch. Nog and white russians will be on special. JJ’s will also be throwing a New Years Eve Bash as well.

Cima’s Christmas Party

Date: Saturday, December 2oth and Wednesday, December 31st

Location: Cima Bar, Samsandong

Cima will be having their Christmas party on Saturday, December 20th. They will have the infamous Wheel of Booze, Free Shot every hour on the hour, starting at 11:00! 500cc draft of hite for 3,000 won and all cocktails and shots for 4,000 won. For the New Years Eve Party on the 31st, they will have the “New Years Eve” Wheel of Booze, Free shot on the hour starting at 10:00pm, Free Champagne toast, 3000 500cc draft of Hite, and 4,000 won cocktails and shots.

Pub HQ Traditional Christmas Lunch

Cost: Adults 30,000 won, Children 10,000 won

Date/Time: Thursday, December 25th. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Bar will be open until 7 pm

Location: Pub HQ Bangeojin

Pub HQ will be serving a traditional Christmas lunch consisting of Turkey, roast potatoes, Christmas pudding and much more. The bar will be open later for more adult beverages.

KUMFA Holiday Gift Drive

KUMFA is the Korean Unwed Mothers’ Families Association and they need your help this year to bring a little cheer to some people who really need it. Details can be found in the link above. Please consider helping as the women are doing the best that they can to help their children and sometimes they need a bit of help, especially during the Christmas season. Donation details can be found in the link above.

T-Hope Orphanage Christmas Party Fundraiser

T-Hope has always done it’s best to help those who are less fortunate than us. Their annual Christmas Party puts smiles on the faces of children who really need it. This year they have a “gofundme” site set up to help raise funds for the party. In a country where everyone wants a perfect “family” many of these wonderful children have been pushed aside. Take some time and help these children know that no matter what they are loved. Donations can be made through the link above.


St. Paddy’s Day Parties

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By , March 14, 2014 12:28 am

It’s that time of year again, where everyone in the world becomes Irish for a night, wearing green and drinking ’til they turn green. This year, the 17th is a Monday, so the bars are doing it up on Friday and Saturday night instead. Here’s where you can get your St. Paddy’s fix in Ulsan (all bars are pinned on the Interactive Map, under “drinking”):


Seongnamdong/Shinae/Old Downtown: JJ’s and Royal Anchor are teaming up for a wild St. Patrick’s Day party near Shigaetap on Saturday.

Go here first!!!
Opening at 7:00 with free food!!!
-3 Jameson shots for ₩10,000
-₩5,000 Guinness Cans
-Live Music! Squirrels From Hell playing at 9:30!

-Mr. Kim is in the mood to uphold his LONG standing tradion of an epic St. Paddy’s Day Party. Don’t be suprised if he starts handing out shots like candy.

JJ’s Bar –  ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT JJ’s: We are opening at 6:00 to get the party started early! SMOKE FREE!!!!
-500ml glasses of Indica and our NEW Great White I.P.A. for ₩8,000
-₩5,000 Guinness cans-Shots of the Irish (Guinness,Jameson,and Baileys) for ₩6,000
-Jameson shots 3 for ₩10,000
-₩6,000 Sam Adams Boston Lager Bottles.
-The Pyramid Scheme will be playing 20 songs you love and know starting at 9:30!
-Irishman D.J. Richard Roban will be putting a solid blend of popular groove tunes and traditional Irish songs to carry us through the rest of the night.
Wear your green and see you at 6:00!!

Samsandong/New Downtown:

Sticky Fingers –  Live music from 4 different bands on Saturday night. 5,000won cover.


Say Sue Me http://youtu.be/0cb0v79GIxU

The Plastic Kiz http://youtu.be/TPiUnoaQ4lk

3V http://youtu.be/R0svdJRg3kg

The Elsewheres

Drink specials:
Irish Slammers 8.000won

Jameson shot 4,000won

White russian 5,000won

Jagerbomb 5.000won

And Sticky recently got in a whole bunch of new craft beers on tap and in bottles:

The latest selection of beers available in Sticky Fingers:
1.Heech o’ hops double IPA(alc 8.0%)—-₩8,000.
2.Brother david’s abbey style ale(alc8.7%)—-₩8,000.
3.Barney flats oatmeal stout(alc5.8%)—-₩8,000.

Strong belgian craft bottles
1. Saison1900(alc 5.4%)—-₩8,000
2. Bar bar bok(alc 8.0%)—–₩10.000
3. Hopus IPA ale (alc 8.3%)—-₩13,000
4. Floreffe Prima (alc 8.0% 750ml)—-₩18,000
5. Floreffe Triple (alc 7.5% 750ml)—₩18,000

Cider bottles
1. Hunters dry—-₩7,000
2. Savanna—–₩8,000
3. Magners pear—-₩7,000

Cima – has yet to annouce anything as Al was out of town, but there will likely be Irish themed drinks specials, Irish themed music, and Irish themed “Wheel-of-booze” based on past years activities.


Pub-HQ has a special on the 15th and 16th – Wear a green top (t-shirt/blouse) and get 2 Guiness or 2 Kilkenny free! Wear an Irish costume and you have a chance at winning a bottle of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey (to be kept on HQ premises).  And their sister bar,  HQ Underground has a live band “Tracks” from Okpo starting at 10pm and playing until late.

Here’s an Irish toast to get the weekend started right:

Here’s to the wine we love to drink, and the food we like to eat.
Here’s to our wives and sweethearts, let’s pray they never meet.
Here’s champagne for our real friends And real pain for our sham friends.
And when this life is over, may all of us find peace.”


Christmas Parties Galore!

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By , December 16, 2013 12:27 am

It’s that time of year again! Stores are playing Christmas songs on repeat, the department stores have decked their halls and their exteriors with elaborate decorations, and the expat bars are gearing up for some Festive Yule Cheer.

Before you head out for some Christmas spirits of the alcoholic variety, check out this Charity Concert for Children that dips into the true Spirit of Christmas. “The concert is to raise awareness and funds for the Good Children Foundation to continue supporting the needs of the low-income, single-parent, and multi-cultural families in Ulsan. This month the foundation began sponsoring a center in Uljugun that was facing closure. For more information contact Kevin at 010-2452-1355.” The concert will be held at the Hanbit Church in Mugeodong. The concert runs from 7-8:30 pm, on Saturday, December 21st.

Since Christmas is on a Wednesday this year, it seems that Saturday, December 21st is the night to be out on the town, if you’re looking for a party!

Cima Bar

Cima Bar, in Samsandong,  is holding their Christmas Festivus for the Restofus, starting at 9pm.

From the event page:

“Hohohoho!! Merry Christmas!!!
Have you been a good boy or good girl this year?
Well, it’s time to forget all about that and be a little bit NAUGHTY!!
Santa might put a lump of coal in your sock this Christmas but don’t worry, Cima Bar DON’T PLAY THAT GAME!! It’s presents for everyone!!! And they come in bottle or glass shaped containers :) Here is what Santa Al is going to be slinging on his sleigh……

All well vodka, rum, and gin drinks will be 3,000 won
Cass/Hite are 3,000 won
Cafri/Bud are 4,000 won
All shots (Jager,Jack, Tequila, Sambucca) are 4,000 won
All premium beers (Heiny, Becks, Corona) are 5,000 won

The Wheel of Booze Christmas Edition will be spinning like crazy
and you know how Al likes to give a shot or two away every now and then, people who embody the Christmas Spirit in dress or just being down right festive will benefit from Santa Al :)

So don’t be a Scrooge and come out and play!! Hope to see you all out!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!”

Royal Anchor

Meanwhile, over at Royal Anchor in Shinae/Seongnamdong, a Christmas Explosion will be taking place, starting at 9pm.

From their event page:

“We want you to come as if Christmas threw up on you. I’m talking ugly sweaters, battery powered lights, mistletoe, tinsel, reindeer headbands, the whole nine. People who are MOST inspired by the holiday spirit will be rewarded generously with free booze.

We are still awaiting word on one other bands, but that night we will have performances by Second Flash, The Pyramid Scheme and The Elsewheres who will be making their long awaited return performance at Anchor. It’s going to be a party that will make Santa emotional and give Frosty some hot flashes, so come join in the holiday cheer!”

JJ’s Bar

On Christmas Eve (Dec 24th for those who may not be familiar with the holiday), JJ’s Bar will be hosting a quiet evening.  “After Royal Anchor’s party on the 21st we are going to pull the reins on Rudolph a bit and have a chill Christmas Party on the eve. We’ll be playing Christmas movies all night. We’ll also be serving White Russians and Egg Nog cocktails for 5,000 each. At midnight we’ll be having a white elephant gift challenge, which, if you’re interested in, you need to send me (Patrick) a message. We are limiting the gift purchase to just ₩10,000. It should be a lot of fun and it would be really cool to ring in Christmas together, so come by and be Merry.” The evening kicks off around 9pm.

Sticky Fingers

That same night, Sticky Fingers will be hosting a special Open Mic night.

“We are going to have a open MIC night on Christmas eve with discount booze price.
We are going to have a Christmas Special Bargain Booze Night on Christmas eve.

Gin&tonic 3.000won
Vodka&tonic 3.000won
Rum&coke 3.000won
Tequila Shot 4.000won
Jager Shot 4.000won
Red Rock 4.000won
Sangria 4.000won
Jagerbomb 5.000won

Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas~~~!!”

Have a great weekend, everyone!



JJ’s First Anniversary Party

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By , December 1, 2013 10:57 pm

From Facebook:

On Saturday, December 7th, JJ’s Bar will be celebrating its one year anniversary and wow, such an awesome year it’s been. There have been so many amazing memories with so many amazing people and Jun and I are so, so thankful. We want to make this our biggest and craziest party yet, but, as usual, we need you here wild ‘n’ the f*&% out!10pm-11pm

‘Pomp, Duck, Circumstance, and the Guy in the Back’, a newly formed Ulsan foreigner band will be playing some live tunes to get the party warmed up.


The Free Range Coffee Weasels will be here from Busan to chew bubble-gum and rock our faces off. If you didn’t catch their shows at Anchor, you really missed out. They’re great band filled with great people who play great songs. Bottom line.


DJ Matt Smith will once again be playing the tunes that make you want to reevaluate your ipod and always keep the party bumping!!

Drink specials to come soon!!

We really hope everyone can make it. You are what makes JJ’s the place it is and truly the best part for us is making good times for you.

Royal Anchor’s American Thanksgiving

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By , November 13, 2013 12:28 am

Each year, Mr. Kim at the Royal Anchor puts together a traditional American thanksgiving meal to share with the expats of Ulsan. This year is no exception:

Mr. Kim would like you to join him in celebrating the U.S.’s Thanksgiving Holiday  on Saturday November 23rd from 7-9pm!!!  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA
For only 25,000 won you get westerner-prepared turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, thanksgiving veggies, pumpkin pie (and maybe apple pie as well), and more…and ALL THE WINE YOU CAN DRINK (at least until 9)!!

After the Thanksgiving feast a smooth-ass, chilled-out band will play us tunes to help us reach the nirvana of post-Thanksgiving-gorging.SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Seating is limited to 40 so ACT FAST TO RESERVE A SEAT! You can reserve a seat by going to Royal Anchor and buying a ticket, or you can send Mr. Kim your 25,000 (기업은행 <IBK Bank> 172-036514-02-024, name 김정규).”SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

So, whether you’re a homesick American looking for friends to spend the holiday with, or just someone who loves turkey and pie, head down to the Anchor to get your ticket!  The Royal Anchor is pinned on the Interactive Map, but it’s pretty easy to find. From Shigaetap (the clock circle) in Shinae (Seongnamdong), walk away from the river (keep the Exordium towers at your back). Royal Anchor is on the 2nd floor on the left-hand side of the road, about 2 buildings up from Shigaetap. The entrance is on the side of the building.SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

A touch of class on top of Lotte

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By , July 22, 2013 3:01 am

Recently, the Lotte Hotel has opened a new bar on their top floor, which offers a classy, relaxed environment overlooking the city.

Overlooking Samsandong

Overlooking Samsandong

This is definitely a place to go for a nice drink on a special evening. The waitstaff are dressed in formal clothes, the music is soft (and not K-pop), the lights are dim, and the menu is pricey.

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Beer is priced similarly to other venues in the city (5,000 – 10,000 won), and bottles of wine start at around 40,000 won. Bottles of liquor, however, start at 50-60K, and go up, up, up. There’s a bottle of brandy going for 4.5 million won, if you’ve got money to burn.

The side dish menu is similarly priced to a lot of the anjou places in the city, but with the food coming from the Lotte kitchen, you’re probably getting much better value. We didn’t order any food, as we’d already had dinner the night we went.

lotte menu

The wine fridge on the way in

The wine fridge on the way in

Terra Cotta warriors

Terra Cotta warriors

So, if you’re looking for a place to go for a special evening out, try the top floor of the Lotte Hotel.

Come celebrate 12 years of food, drinks, and music with the Royal Anchor!

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Nestled in the heart of Seongnam-dong (commonly known as “Old Downtown”), above the Page 104 Coffee shop half a block north of 시게탑 (pronounced “She-Gae-Top”), resides the bar called The Royal Anchor. Inside, the bar is tended by Kim Jeong Gyoo (better known as “Mr. Kim”), the 46 year old native of Andong who owns this major pillar of the Ulsan community. It has been twenty five years since Mr. Kim came to our fair city, and on Saturday, May 11th he will host an event to celebrate the past 12 years spent creating the finest establishment and becoming the most useful person to know in all of Korea’s seventh largest city.

The day will be chock full of events starting in the afternoon at 4pm with live acoustic performances from local favorites Second Flash and The Red in the street out front. Then immediately at 7pm the festivities move up to the roof of the building where Mr. Kim will be serving warm, juicy hotdogs and hamburgers to be washed down with cold beverages. Following the feast, at 9pm the real fun begins when the karaoke machine is rolled out for the Royal Anchor’s first ever Karaoke Costume Contest. Individuals or groups of up to three will be given the opportunity to bring down the house with both their singing and their style as the winner will be selected not only based on the audience’s reaction to their choice of up to three songs, but any showmanship or costume that is put to use as well. Finally the night will come to a climax with a dance party that may never end. First prize in the karaoke contest is a night of dinner and drinking with Mr. Kim himself, and also includes a private party at his famous transvestite hostess noraebang. Don’t miss out on this chance to experience the only one of it’s kind in Ulsan and a unique aspect of Korean life you don’t normally get to seemr kim

“I want to see all my friends, old and new,” says Mr. Kim. However, while many may know the Royal Anchor from its reputation or by attending one of the many past events and parties hosted there, few people are really aware why this particular establishment is so vital to the community it serves. Almost a decade and a half ago, Mr. Kim had been the manager of a former staple of Old Downtown, McKenzie’s Bar, and at that time had grown very curious about owning a place of his own. Having travelled to Sydney, Australia, he was also very intrigued by the Western style of bar that included live performances as a major aspect of its identity.
Shortly after leaving McKenzie’s, Mr. Kim then visited England in order to, in his words, “drink Guinness every day and learn about real pub[s].” And it was in Cambridge at a bar named after the poet Yates that he met the man who would be the primary influence in his future endeavor: the bar’s elderly owner who uncannily resembled the KFC colonel and shared a warm and friendly demeanor to foreigners and locals alike. When Mr. Kim returned home, though, he was unfortunately faced with a major problem. He did not speak a word of English! And as he so deftly explains, “No English, no beer, no money, no honey!”

 16155_234393510800_6689273_nNevertheless undaunted, Mr. Kim threw caution to the wind and on May 9th, 2001 opened The Royal Anchor, a name he appropriated from another British pub near the Thames River called simply “The Anchor.” Together with Canadian native Troy McDonald, former owner of the defunct “Benchwarmers” that has since become “JJ’s,”  they created what was once one of only two foreigner bars in town. And, as Mr. Kim recalls, during that period internet availability was limited “so relationships were important. At the bar, foreigners were my English teachers.” Initially, as well, there was no stage. But Mr. Kim would not let that get in the way of his dreams and within 5 years the bar was fully equipped and hosting regular performances. And the roster of veteran acts remains impressive as more and more bands from around the peninsula, such as Busan  based groups One Drop East and Jake and The Slut, continue to make Ulsan an essential destination for live music. Also, the bar helps homesick foreigners celebrate those events they feel they miss out on by not being at home, such as a renowned annual Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas toy   -drive for the local T-HOPE orphanage  and St. Patrick’s Day festivities supplied with plenty of Guinness.

From its inception the Royal Anchor has been a popular place for foreigners to gather and socialize, and Mr. Kim has always been eager to help people feel welcome in his country. “When I was [living] in Japan, I was a stranger and very lonely. So I wanted to make a place for foreigners in Korea. A base camp.” Willing to help with any issue someone may have, including  anything legal, financial, or work related, he expresses a strong desire to make Ulsan a great place to live. Only now, though, has Mr. Kim felt the desire to celebrate the fruit of his efforts. “First 10 years I didn’t celebrate the anniversary because it was only a baby. Now it is like a part of my body. People have gone away for some years and then come back to Ulsan, and when they saw that the Royal Anchor is still here they cry from memories. God willing, I want to keep having that happen until I die.”

For more details, please see the event’s Facebook page:

W Garden

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By , April 18, 2013 12:04 am

W Garden is the older sister bar to Second Hotel. It is owned by the same people.

Street View of W Garden

Street View of W Garden


W Garden is a great place for meeting new people. The music is usually house, tech house, basically dance music. There tends to be a mixture of engineers, teachers and locals alike who hang out in the bar.


There are lots of booths to sit in and socailise and a small area for dancing. They also serve food. The food is not that great though and can be a bit pricey. A friend recently ordered some fried potato, it was a small portion and over priced, definitely not value for money.  Might be better to go to Golden Eagles (down the street) for some food.


If you go to W Garden early in the night the atmosphere is relaxed becoming livelier as the evening progresses. Groups of friends tend to sit at tables and in booths.  If you are a lone guy then I think W garden is a good place for you to go, especially if you want to meet new people. Sit at the bar and you’ll soon find that you’ve made a few new friends.

w garden 2W garden

The Gossip

A lot of foreign guys go to W Garden to meet/pick up local girls. They will sit around the bar in the hope of meeting some local girls. I have Korean female friends who know this is THE place to go to meet foreign guys and they will purposely go to this bar with the intention of chatting to some foreign guys.

A lot of engineers hang out in W garden and I know a lot of girls will go here to get hang out and get free drinks from them!!

Costs (variable):

Vodka/Gin/Mailbu (liquor) and a mixer  7,000won

Shots  7,000won

Beer  5,000-7,000won


If your back is to Lotte Hotel, cross the road towards Paris Baguette. Walk down the road that runs to the left of Paris baguette. Take your first right and walk straight. W garden is just before the end of the street on your right.

Google coordinates: 35.540086, 129.338133

Beat Bar

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By , April 17, 2013 11:05 pm

Beat Bar is a great place, where all kinds of people go.  It is a melting pot of teachers, engineers and locals.

Beat Bar from Outside

Beat Bar from Outside


The bar owner Pete Beat and his colleagues are really cool and friendly. Every time you walk into the bar they all say “Hello”, it’s like being in the TV show ‘Cheers.’  There is free popcorn on the tables and at the bar too. For some entertainment there is a darts board and a pool table.


At the start of the evening the place can seem very quiet but it does get busier. After 12pm the place is usually busy with people dancing.


I find that Beat Bar has “waves” of customers, by that, I mean a lot of people will arrive and it will be busy, then after an hour or so there will be a lull until the next wave arrives.


Beat bar has the best of both worlds; lounging and dancing.  You can chat and relax, play pool or darts and dance the night away. It’s free to get in too which is always a big plus.

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Music:  It usually plays a mixture of hip hop, R n B and dance music.

Costs (variable):

Vodka  and a mixer:  6000won

Beer:  5,000won

Drink Promotion:




If you have your back to W garden, turn left, walk straight, go over the crossroads and it’s on your left. It’s in the basement.

Google coordinates: 35.539787, 129.336650