A guide to nightlife in Jeonju South Korea
Jeonju has an electric nightlife, much of it center around the Cheonbuk university. If your looking to meet and drink with foreigners, the best place is deepin in the downtown area. Always welcoming, best on a Saturday night for atmosphere and good western music (no Hip Hop). Sunday nights for chilling, chatting and trying your hand at poker.
Deepin: Near to Geaksa house in the central shopping area of Jeonju. The origional and best westener bar in town, the best place to go and meet people if you are new to Jeonju. Ask a taxi driver for wedding gori deepin. Better still get someone to take you the first time as its down a tiny sidestreet and not very well signposted. Quiet on weeknights but really gets going friday and saturday nights from about 10pm. Also Texas hod-em poker night on Sunday from 8ish
J.R.'s Saloon Travelling from Bone Hospital toward Wa Bar Seoshin-dong, take the first street left. About 30 meters on, you will see a white J.R.'s sign on the right, on the second floor. J.R.'s is closed on Mondays. Every other day they are open from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Thurday night is Ladies' Night.
Tombstone 1: On the main street across from the old-gate of Jeon-Buk University (구정문). Nice western style bar with tables and bar seats available. Frequent juggling and fire shows.
Music Bank: On the main street across from the old-gate of Jeon-Buk University (구정문). In the building next to Lotteria. Western-style nightclub with a mix of Korean and Western dance music. Frequent dancing on chairs and tables. Be warned though, a few months ago a Westerner was handed a notice saying that foreigners were not welcome unless they were accompanied by a Korean guide and could speak Korean
Jukebox: Once you reach Lotteria near the old gate (구정문), walk along the street facing it. You will see Tu-Pak Nightclub and Jukebox next to it. On the 2nd floor. New sound system has rejuvenated this club and is now popular with the same set and style as Music Bank.
Tu-Pak: Once you reach Lotteria near the old gate (구정문), walk along the street facing it. You will see Tu-Pak Nightclub and Jukebox next to it. On the ground floor. Nice layout for a western-style nightclub yet not as popular as Music Bank and Jukebox. Various DJs with different styles on different nights.
Tombstone 2: Near the old gate of Jeon-Buk University (구정문). Walk away from the gate and turn left at the first intersection. Downstairs. Popular with the foreigner crowd on the weekends, usually late at night. Mostly hip-hop.