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A Friendly Welcome from JJ’s Bar

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in | Comments Off on A Friendly Welcome from JJ’s Bar

To All the New Teachers in Ulsan, We just wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to Ulsan. After months of planning and fond farewells, you’ve finally arrived to open a new chapter in your life. My name is Patrick. My fiancée June and I own JJ’s, a popular expat-friendly bar in Sung-nam Dong. Nine years ago I was going through the same range of emotions most of you are probably going through. I think you’ll find the first few weeks here exciting, dizzying, and perhaps even a little frustrating. The reason I wanted to write this letter is to assure you that these feeling aren’t unique and that JJ’s Bar will always be here to welcome you with open arms. Whether you want the comfort of western food, a quiet drink, a chat, or to tie one on. We can’t wait to meet all of you. Please keep an eye out for our events on Ulsan Online and please make sure to add us on Facebook. Also, signing up for the Ulsan Online News Letter is a great to stay up on the all the other events going on around town. All the Best, Patrick & June...

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Cheoyong World Music Festival 2015

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in | Comments Off on Cheoyong World Music Festival 2015

On Thursday the 2015 Cheoyong World Music festival kicked off in Ulsan. This has always been a great event and we hope that you all head out this long weekend to support it. The World Music Festival is a part of the annual Ulsan Cheongyong Festival which is traditional festival performed to bring peace to the area. With this mix of tradition and music, it will surely make an excellent weekend! Cheoyong Festival Events Schedules and timetables taken from the Cheoyong Festival website Last night was the opening ceremony of the festival but don’t worry! There are events taking place this whole weekend until the closing ceremony on Sunday. The events held are part of a long tradition in the city and each district or “Gu” is represented. These culturally significant events will help you understand a bit of the traditions of Ulsan and entertain the family. Events start each day at 2 pm at various locations around the city. The main location for the festival will be that Daldong Munhwa park behind the Ulsan Culture and Arts Centre/KBS Hall. If you are unsure of the area, it is just on the edge of Samsandong, next to the nam-gu district office. Traffic maybe congested a bit around that area this weekend due to the...

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Dronetonics Interview

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in | Comments Off on Dronetonics Interview

By Philip Brett Dronetonics are a two piece synth band from Taipei, Taiwan. Having performed together for 3 years they’re coming to Korea for a nationwide tour. With one EP and one full length album already released they boast a strong collection of catchy pop that seems to come from another era. They’re also bringing a VJ who transforms their live performance into another world that is hallucinogenic and sinister. Dronetonics play Sticky Fingers on Thursday, May 14th. Doors...

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JJ’s Bar: A New Look for a New Era

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in | Comments Off on JJ’s Bar: A New Look for a New Era

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...

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Holiday Events in Ulsan 2014

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in | Comments Off on Holiday Events in Ulsan 2014

  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...

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St. Paddy’s Day Parties

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in | Comments Off on St. Paddy’s Day Parties

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...

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JJ’s First Anniversary Party

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in | Comments Off on JJ’s First Anniversary Party

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...

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A touch of class on top of Lotte

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in | Comments Off on A touch of class on top of Lotte

Recently, the Lotte Hotel has opened a new bar on their top floor, which offers a classy, relaxed environment overlooking the city. 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. Beer is priced similarly to other venues in the city (5,000 – 10,000 won), and bottles of wine start...

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Beat Bar

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in | Comments Off on Beat Bar

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

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Bar Bee/Bee Bar

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in | Comments Off on Bar Bee/Bee Bar

Bar Bee/ Bee Bar is a Korean soju bar. This place is great for pre-drinking and hanging out. The music is mostly K Pop. Inside, Bee has booths of varying sizes. The staff are really friendly and attentive. The menu is all in Korean but as long as you know how to say soju and cider you’ll be ok. You will be expected to order food along with your drinks as is the ‘norm’ in a typical Korean soju...

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