Jazz Story

About Jazz Story

Jazz Story first opened its doors in Mapo in 1991. It moved to Samcheng-dong in 1994, where it operated until 2008 when it was moved to its current location in Daehakro.

Having fulfilled the longtime dream of its owners, Jazz Story is a place for music, culture, and happiness. It is said that this café is like the wind, where music flows and the conversation from its patrons meander.

A truly unique establishment in a world full of generic cafés and pubs, Jazz Story is in a class of its own. Live music from its acclaimed house band gets started at 8:30 each night (8:00 on Sundays).

Come and dine on an enticing selection of food and drink. Lose yourself in the dimly-lit ambiance of an interior packed full of peculiar objects, vinyl records, and good vibrations.

From SeoulStyle.com:
"To truly appreciate quirkiness of the place, you have to go there at night when it's candle-lit and even the sculptured mounds of wax drippings become part of the decor. The music isn't really jazz per se. It's more like cool torch music, or lounge music. You might hear Jewel, the Beatles, or Marvin Gaye, for example. The house band will wow you with their smooth voices, acoustic guitar skills, and melodic piano playing. It's a very beatnik kind of place. Even the grey-haired owner sports a goatee and looks hip. Jazz Story is a famous place yet at the same time when you go there, it feels like you're discovering a hidden gem."

Kyung Hyang Worldnet

Jazz Story is the nearest live café from the Blue House. It is located in the middle of the city, but the atmosphere in the café is much different from others. The owner, Im Ae Guyn, has long hair and well-defined features. She is a mid-aged beauty.

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Kyung Hyang Worldnet

When you go to the live café Jazz Story, near the Blue House, you can meet a fantastic underground group. They don't have a name. The café even doesn't have a name. But the atmosphere is really good, and the group is so talented. There is not much outside, but lots of things inside. The visitors fill up the café to listen to their music. Everyone comes to life when the music begins.

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Korea Times Weekender

It's always half-past eight at Jazz Story, and that's exactly the way you want it to be: You have the whole blessed evening ahead to enjoy the music, the conversation, and the eclectic decor.

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