Each one of us would prefer a place to drink or simply chill out. Fortunately, There are some pubs and bars that would cater to this criteria. As I was figuring out which places are worth featuring, the cozy and good ambiance of “Aram” Cafe & Bar suddenly came into my mind.
Aram is located within the old gate of Chonbuk National place offers an exceptionally one of a kind atmosphere for people who are interested in experiencing an Indian-influenced, laid-back environment. Moreover, the drinks are not only limited to a few options, but contains a wide variation depending on personal taste. For instance, if you are an avid fan of wine, Aram will definitely match your style. It has a wine bar with different types of liquor. People who do not consume alcohol can also find something to drink.
Upon entering the bar, you can see an explicit style of decors, from the murals on the walls to the picture of the elephant and other animals, which depicts the overall concept of the place at a glance. In this picture, a mural of an elephant composed of different colors, naturally blends with the wall. There are also bottles with a variety of colors placed next to each other in a line together with the other decorations.
Another amusing thing in this place is that you have to go downstairs and to discover beyond the sign posted outside.
Each step leads you closer to a very satisfying mood. Once you entered the bar, you will be warmly greeted by the staff and will be asked to remove your footwear, put it inside a black shoe bag in order to walk inside.
It is an amusing and interesting bar to visit because of the options you have to drink whether you prefer alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
Furthermore, this is one of the bars that offers classes on how to make cocktails. The staff is quite friendly and very accommodating too. It is a must see cafe and bar to try in Jeonju. Years may pass-by but this bar’s charm still leave a lasting impression on the minds of customers.
bar representative, Yeonho Kim
Q: What do you think is the most popular drink in your pub?
A: I think our customers really like to order cocktail drinks as it is our specialty. Usually, the most frequently ordered cocktails are Peach Crush and Mojito Lime.
Q: Why do your customers like to order Peach Crush and Mojito Lime?
A: I guess it is because it tastes sweet and refreshing to their taste.
Q: How did you come up with this concept of your bar?
A: Well, a few years ago, I was able to travel to India and from thereon, I became interested with the idea of an Indian-influenced cafe and bar.
Q: How did you begin this kind of business?
A: Originally, this place has been here for quite sometime already, maybe since 2007, but I took over the management two years ago.
Q: What days are you open?
A: We are open from Mondays to Sundays
Q: What time do you start and close your pub?
A: Well, we start at 5 o’clock in the afternoon until 2 AM in the morning.
Q: When are the peak hours in your bar?
A: Approximately, at around 8:30 PM onwards we do have a lot of customers coming in.
Q: Do you have any special events or promotions to your customers? (Example: Birthdays and etc.)
A: Yes, we do have some events for our customers who come here frequently or simply are celebrating their birthdays. We usually give a free cocktail (Classic Cocktail) to the birthday celebrant and we offer discounts at the wine bar. For example, one bottle of wine will cost around 30,000 won up to 40,000 won, then, we can give a 1,000 won discount for it or provide cheese and other services. Moreover, we also provide classes on how to make cocktails.
Q: That sounds very interesting, could you give more specific details about it?
A: Sure. The classes are every Wednesday from 6 o’clock in the evening until 8 PM.
Q: How much will it cost to take such a class?
A: Our prospective students will only have to pay 80,000 won which is good for four sessions in a month.
Q: How many cocktail drinks will they be able to make?
A: During the two hour class, they can make 4 cocktail drinks.
Interview with a costumer
Q: What is the main reason for coming to Aram Cafe & Bar?
A: I guess it is because I like the ambiance here. The interior is pretty and the place is unique in many aspects. I also like that we have a private space wherein we can talk at the same time drinking some alcoholic beverage without getting drunk easily because the mood is good for chatting. Also, the music here is nice too.
Q: How did you know about this pub?
A: Well, we often hear about this place from friends and other people. So, we decided to come here too. It is like a word-of-mouth. If many people say a bar or cafe is good, then we automatically check for ourselves and it is similar to our case.
Q: How about the price of the beverages here? Do you find them pricey or cheap?
A: The cost of the cocktail drinks here is the usual price in other places too. They are quite similar. Not cheap but not expensive.
Q: In your opinion, what beverage would you recommend to other customers for them to try here at Aram?
A: As you can see with our orders, I totally recommend Peach Crush and Mojito Lime here. They are really the best cocktail in this place.
Q: What do you think is the most appealing attraction of Aram as a cafe & bar?
A: Of course, I will say their drinks, but one of the most unique thing here is that we have to remove our shoes or footwear upon entering the place. I have not seen a pub like this especially near the vicinity of Chonbuk National University. I really find it very impressive in such sense.
Interview with another customer
Q: Why did you come to this place?
A: This place has a good atmosphere for drinking cocktails and the interior is also unique. It is relaxing because I can lean my back on a cushion and just sit here on the floor while chatting with my friends.
Q: What do you like about this pub?
A: I like the drinks and the music in this place, they definitely match my taste.
Q: How often do come here?
A: Maybe twice a month or once a month. It depends though.
Q: Do you find the beverages in this place expensive or cheap?
A: I think the price here is pretty average. It is not so different from other bars I have been to. The range is quite the same.