The Jazz Story - what a place!!! So, we are driving down this really nice street in Samcheong-dong, couple are holding hand, people are laughing, this looks like a great area, but when the cab driver let us off, we had NO IDEA where to go, he dropped us off at the end of this popular, fun loving street going no where. We started walking the wrong direction, back towards the fun when our cab driver honked at up and pointed to some dilapidated stair case going into a building that looked like it should have been condemned years before. I thought maybe he was confused, or setting us up, but no, when we arrived at the top of the stairs there our friends were waiting there to greet us.
Now really, I would have never gone up those stairs if I didn't think something great was waiting for me up there.
Once we entered, there was so much to see...like many places in Korea, it was a bit overwheling. The first thing I had to take a picture of was the chair I was about to sit in.
Really? Green duct tape? It just added to the charm of this little place! Not all the chairs had duct tape on them, but most of them did, sometimes the tape was the traditional silver duct tape. The tables were made from trash cans, with rounds of glass sitting atop the trash can, our table was a jack, it was bigger than a car jack, but definitely a jack of some sort.
The next thing I HAD to get a picture of was the menu.
Now, our friend Randy is the person that found this place. He heard about it from somewhere. His source told him the food was good, so I did not eat before I went. Now I like Korean food, so even if this was Korean food, I would be good with it. My suggestion to you however is to eat before you go!! First of all, the 'snacks' they bring out are 8 peanuts. Yes, you read that correctly, we got 16 on the second round because there were 4 of us & I'm sure they thought we might need more since Americans eat WAY more than Koreans. OK, would you like to see the salad we ordered?
And here is the main course:
My mom taught me: If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. I am not going to say anything.
Even though dinner was not a huge hit, we really did love this place! It has a charm like no other. The next great adventure I had here was going to the bathroom, I walked in took one look, turned around, ran back to the table and grabbed my camera! First off, this might freak some of you out, but if you see it often enough it is no big deal, it was a coed bathroom. Boys and girls together. Don't worry, the bathroom stalls have doors, the urinal on the other hand does not. Speaking of the urinal, check it out!!!!
I'm not sure (I didnt' get close enough), but I think the silver thing on the wall is an ash tray.
OK, now for the toilet!
Are you having fun yet?
At 8 the band started playing, and to our surprise, they were singing in English & by no way did the music they were singing resemble jazz. The lead girl in the band did not even have an accent while she was singing, she was amazing! They were singing ABBA, which everyone but Hubby was stoked about, they sang Santana, Joan Jett, Stevie Wonder and many more - all songs we could sing along to, and we did! Did I mention we were the ONLY Americans in the bar? One big difference we have noticed between Americans and Koreans, when music is playing, Koreans nod their head a little, and that is about it. The Americans are loud, singing & clapping right along with the band.
This was a great place to go & if you live here I would highly suggest it!
Our friend Tammy and Randy..
Notice the two signs....no picture taking & no smoking....look in the left corner of the picture, between the two fingers.