A.Y. Lounge Bar [AY라운지/에이와이라운지]

Agency (2023); Bad Prosecutor (2022); Love Is For Suckers (2022); Again My Life (2022); Woori the Virgin (2022); Mine (2021); She Would Never KNow (2021); So I Married An Anti-Fan (2021); Run On (2020-21); The Penthouse S1 (2020-21); Awaken (2020-21); 18 Again (2020); Forest (2020); VIP (2019); Leverage (2019); Hot Stove League (2019-20); Love With Flaws (2019-20); Secret Boutique (2019); Be Melodramatic (2019); I Wanna Hear Your Song (2019); Legal High (2019); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019); SKY Castle (2018-19); Encounter (2018-19); Still 17 (2018); Are You Human? (2018); About Time (2018); Eulachacha Waikiki (2018); Radio Romance (2018); Hwayugi (2017-18); I'm Not A Robot (2017-18); Avengers Social Club (2017); The Package (2017); Bride of the Water God 2017 (2017); Witch's Court (2017); Father Is Strange (2017); Lookout (2017); Perfect Wife (2017); Voice (2017); Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-17); Our Gap-Soon (2016-17); Laurel Tree Tailors (2016-17); Night Light (2016); Mrs. Cop (2016); The Man Living in Our House (2016); Come Back Mister (2016); Another Miss Oh (2016); Lucky Romance (2016); Woman With a Suitcase (2016); The Good Wife (2016); Beautiful Mind (2016); Memory (2016); Ms. Temper & Nam Jung-Gi (2016); Remember – War of the Son (2015-16); Yong-Pal (2015); Bubblegum (2015)

Go Joong-do (Lee Si-un) and Baek Eun-ji (Joo Bo-young) introduce themselves into this bar in episode 6 of Bad Prosecutor (Jingeomseungbu/진검승부) (KBS2, 2022). In episode 11, Oh Do-hwan (Ha-Joon) comes here for a drink on his own.

Park Jae-hoon (Choi Si-won) had one of his first kisses at this bar as he recounts in episode 8 of Love Is for Suckers/Icy Cold Romance (얼어죽을 연애따위) (ENA, 2022).

When Kim Hee-woo (Lee Joon-ki) has a drink at this bar with Lee Min-soo (Jung Sang-hoon) in episode 15 of Again My Life (어게인 마이 라이프) (SBS, 2022), he is approached by lobbyist Jung Se-yeon (Lee Yeon-doo).

Lee Ma-ri (Hong Ji-yoon) meets up with her ex-boyfriend at this bar who was just appointed CEO of Diamond Cosmetics on a whim of Raphael’s father and CEO of the Diamond Medical Foundation in episode 4 of Woori the Virgin/We Start Today/From Now On (SBS, 2022); all watched from afar by her husband Raphael (Sung-hoon).

Kang Ja-kyeong (Ok Ja-yeon) and Han Ji-yong (Lee Hyun-wook) meet up at this bar in episode 5 of Mine/Blue Diamond (Ma-in/마인) (tvN, 2021) and she tells him that she will take back what is originally hers: her child and her man.

When Lee Jae-woon (Lee Kyu-han) and Lee Jae-shin (Lee Hyun-wook) have a drink here in episode 4 of She Would Never Know/Senior, Don’t Put on That Lipstick (선배, 그 립스틱 바르지 마요) (JTBC, 2021), and Jae-shin gets in a fight with the guy who tries to poach him.

This bar appears as the interior of ‘Club Benny’ in episode 8 of So I Married An Anti-Fan (그래서 나는 안티팬과 결혼했다) (Naver TV, 2021), in which Lee Geun-young (Choi Soo-young) is asked to come here to film another episode of variety show So I Married an Anti-Fan. But in fact, two surprises await her: Who Joon (Choi Tae-joon) who congratulates her for her birthday and the two surprise guests Choi Jae-joon aka JJ (Hwang Chan-sung of 2PM) and Oh In-hyeong (Han Ji-an).

Jeong Ji-hyun (Yeon Je-wook) joins Seo Tae-woong (Choi Jae-hyun) for a drink at this bar in episode 12 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21).

Oh Yoon-hee (Eugene) meets Logan Lee (Park Eun-seok) at this bar in episode 14 of Penthouse S1/The Penthouse: War in Life Season 1 (펜트하우스) (SBS, 2020-21).

Oh Jung-hwan (Kim Tae-woo) of Baekya Foundation meets up with his allies at this bar in episode 4 of Awaken/Day and Night (낮과 밤) (tvN, 2020-21).

Choo Ae-rin (Lee Mi-do) calls over Ko Deok-jin (Kim Gang-hyun) for a drink to this bar in episode 12 of 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020) and he joins her in his full cosplay attire. After some drinks, Ae-rin feels challenged about her seduction skills and tries them out on Deok-jin.

Park Hyeong-soo (Lee Si-hoon) comes here to meet Taeseong Group’s Jo Gwang-pil (Kim Young-pil) in episode 27 (full episode 14) of Forest [포레스트] (KBS2, 2020), in a bid to coerce him to release Jung Yeong-jae (Jo Bo-ah) from police custody.

Park Sung-joon (Lee Sang-yoon) comes here to have a meeting with Vice President Ha Jae-woong (Park Sung-geun) and other Sung Un Department Store shareholders in episode 29 (full episode 15) of VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019). When he receives a call from Ha Yu-ri (Pyo Ye-jin), he heads out from the private room to answer it.

The faction around Dreams coach Choi Yong-gu (Son Kwang-eop) meets up at this bar in episode 2 (full episode 1) of Hot Stove League (스토브리그) (SBS, 2019-20) and has invited the newly appointed general manager Baek Seung-soo (Namgoong Min) over.

Joo Seo-yeon’s (Oh Yeon-seo) brother Joo Won-suk (Cha In-ha) runs this bar in Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20), which appears as a gay bar. Seo-yeon comes here in episode 1 for a drink after Jung-tae (cameo by Kang Tae-oh) broke up with her.

It is at this bar that the DEO Group’s dinner party takes place in episode 1 of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019) and politicians and CEO’s mingle. In episode 15 (full episode 8), Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-A) asks Wi Ye-nam (Park Hee-von) to join her at this bar for a drink and lets her know that her father is still alive.

Roy Ryu (Kim Kwon) comes here to bait Misa Construction’s Choi Se-ri (Park Jung-ah) in episode 12 of  Leverage (Rebeoriji: Sagijojakdan / 레버리지:사기조작단) (TV Chosun, 2019), with the rest of the team watching out.

Hwang Han-joo (Han Ji-eun) and drama production company CEO Lee So-jin (Kim Young-ah) come here to drink after having a dinner meeting with rookie scripwriter Lim Jin-joo (Chun Woo-hee) and director Son Beom-soo (Ahn Jae-hong) in episode 8 of Be Melodramatic/Melo Suits Me (멜로가 체질) (JTBC, 2019).

Nam Joo-wan (Song Jae-rim) meets up at this bar with Professor Kang Myung-suk (Song Young-kyu) and a shady guy joins them later on at the end of episode 10 (full episode 5) of I Wanna Hear Your Song/Let Me Hear Your Song (너의 노래를 들려줘) (KBS2, 2019).

B&G Law Firm celebrates Kang Ki-seok’s (Yoon Park) victory over Ko Tae-rim’s (Jin Goo) law firm at this bar in episode 6 of Legal High (리갈하이) (JTBC, 2019). But Ki-seok is not in the mood because he knows that he did not really win.

Single Ko Yoo-sun (Kim Yu-mi) meets up with friends here in episode 5 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019) for a drink and leaves quickly after hearing her friends only talk about their husbands and kids.

Kang Joon-Sang (Jung Joon-Ho) comes here to drink with Park Soo-chang (Yu Seong-ju) who has just lost his wife in episode 2 of SKY Castle (SKY 캐슬) (JTBC, 2018-19) and astonished how Soo-chang draws his son Park Young-jae (Song Geon-hee) as the culprit for his wife’s suicide.

Jung Woo-seok (Jang Seung-jo) receives secret reports from his secretary about Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum) at a private room cabin next to the B2 lounge of this bar in episode 5 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19) and reflects on his first encounter with ex-wife Cha Soo-hyun (Song Hye-kyo). In episode 6, Jung Woo-seok warns hotel director Choi Jin-chul (Park Sung-geun) here against plotting to replace Cha Soo-hyun as CEO.

One of Chaewoom’s clients, Mr. Park, asked Woo Seo-ri (Shin Hye-sun) to come to this bar to give back his phone after purposely leaving it at their office hoping that he’d get to meet her in private in episode 13 of Still 17 / Thirty But Seventeen / 30 But 17 (서른이지만 열일곱입니다) (SBS, 2018). Gong Woo-jin (Yang Se-jong) also comes here after hearing from Seo-ri that she was going to ‘Bar Seven’ to return Mr. Park’s phone. He pressures Mr. Park to already send the files to their team and intercepts all of his advancements to Seo-ri.

Ji Young-hoon (Lee Joon-hyuk) and Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) brings Reporter Jo to this bar in episode 4 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018), where she talked about the plot that human Nam Shin had to frame Gang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon). It is also here that they hear about the fire that broke out across the street, at the club where PK Motors was having their after party. In episode 33, Young-hoon returns here for a drink with his doctor friend Cha Hyun-joon (Oh Eui-sik) and talks about Nam Shin.

Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-kyung) tried to seduce Lee Do-ha (Lee Sang-yoon) in this bar while referencing actor Jung Woo-sung’s famous line in the movie A Moment To Remember (2004), “If I can drink this in one shot, that means we’re dating” in episode 2 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018). In episode 12, love-sick Do-ha is back here and gets drunk until his secretary calls Michaela and she appears.

Lee Joon-ki (Lee Yi-kyung) asks Kang Seo-jin (Go Won-hee) to join him and a PD assistant with a hearing problem here in episode 11 of Eulachacha Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki/Welcome to Waikiki (으라차차 와이키키) (JTBC, 2018). The PD assistant has a crush on Seo-jin and Joon-ki hopes in helping him to get together with Seo-jin, his chances to land a job in the drama the assistant works at will increase.

Song Geu-rim (Kim So-hyun) is invited by Ji Soo-ho’s (Yoon Doo-joon) co-stars and workers of his new drama to join an after-work meeting here in episode 2 of Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스) (KBS2, 2018). Of course she comes in hopes to meet Soo-ho and convince him to become the radio DJ for her new show.

Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) and General Frost (Sung Hyuk) meet up here in episode 6 of Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18) to plan how to get rid off Sam yang/Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo) by tonight and eventually Oh-gong finds all excuses possible why it finally cannot happen.

Hwang Yoo-cheol (Kang Ki-young) comes here for a drink in episode 13 of I’m Not A Robot (로봇이 아니야) (MBC, 2017-18) and calls Ye Ri-el (Hwang Seung-un) away from her date with Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) to join him and so that he can propose to her (the latter we see in a flashback in episode 16).

The trio of friends and enemies of the Social Avengers Club — both husbands Lee Byung-soo (Choi Byung-mo) and Bae Young-pyo (Jung Suk-yong) as well as the school director Hong Sang-man (Kim Hyeong-il)– meet up here in episode 3 of Avengers Social Club (부암동 복수자들) (tvN, 2017).

When in Paris, Han So-ran (Ha Shi-eun) thinks back to an arranged blind date at this bar in episode 1 of The Package (더 패키지) (JTBC, 2017).

Half-god Shin Hoo-ye (Im Ju-hwan) takes a drink here in episode 10 of Bride of the Water God 2017/The Bride of Habaek (하백의 신부 2017) (tvN, 2017).

Yang Yoo-jin (Son Dam-bi) comes here for a drink with patisserie chef Lee Sang-hyun in episode 11 of Witch’s Court/Witch at Court (마녀의 법정) (KBS2, 2017), and ends up feeling faint despite drinking below her limit.

Ahn Joong-hee (Lee Joon) comes here to drink in episode 37 of Father Is Strange (아버지가 이상해) (KBS2, 2017), after he found out that the man he’d thought was his father isn’t; and his mother confirms this suspicion with a call.

This is where everyone goes to drink after the wedding that Choi Ae-ra’s (Kim Ji-won) goes to in episode 2 of Fight For My Way/Third-Rate My Way (쌈 마이웨이) (KBS2, 2017). Ae-ra finds out that three of the guys invites bet money on who takes her home and takes clearly tells them off in breaking the sideview mirrors of each of their cars.

Jang Do-han (Kim Young-kwang) comes here to drink in episode 1 of Lookout/The Guardians/Catcher (Pasuggun/파수꾼) (MBC, 2017) and saves a lady from invasive drunkard.

Goo Jung-hee (Yoon Sang-hyun) has a client dinner here in episode 1 of Perfect Wife/Ms. Perfect (완벽한 아내) (KBS2, 2017).

A.Y Lounge appears as Club Fantasia in Voice (보이스) (OCN, 2017). In episode 6, Moo Jin-hyuk (Jang Hyuk) and Kang Kwon-joo (Lee Ha-na) go here to interview the Club’s Madam for a murder case.

Heo Joon-jae (Lee Min-ho) charms a woman with magic tricks at the bar. This is how we get introduced to him in episode 1 of Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17).

Seo Yi-Kyung (Lee Yo-Won) plays Russian roulette with a gangster on the first floor in episode 1 of Night Light (불야성) (MBC, 2016) after having been at her father’s place.

In a flashback in episode 2 of Another Miss Oh / Oh Hae-young Again (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016), we see how Lee Jin-sang (Kim Ji-Suk) explains Park Do-kyung (Eric) how Han Tae-jin (Lee Jae-Yoon) –who is also present here– gets financial support from Chairman Jang Han-goo (Kang Nam-Kil) and how Do-kyung could get back at him using his closeness to the chairman.

Best friends Kang Suk-joon (Lee Jong-hyuk) and Jo Dong-il (Park Won-sang) have a drink at this bar in episode 2 of Bubblegum/Bubble Gum (풍선껌) (tvN, 2015).

Also seen in episode 7 of Agency (대행사/Daehaengsa) (JTBC, 2023) ; Our Gap-Soon (우리 갑순이) (MBC, 2016-17); Laurel Tree Tailors/The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (월계수 양복점 신사들) (KBS2, 2016-17); Mrs. Cop 2 (미세스 캅 2) (SBS, 2016); The Man Living in Our House/Sweet Stranger and Me (우리집에 사는 남자) (KBS2, 2016); Come Back Mister (돌아와요 아저씨) (SBS, 2016); Lucky Romance (운빨로맨스) (MBC, 2016); Woman With a Suitcase (캐리어를 끄는 여자) (MBC, 2016); The Good Wife (Gut Waipeu/굿 와이프) (tvN, 2016); Beautiful Mind (뷰티풀 마인드) (KBS2, 2016); Memory (Gi-eok/기억/記憶) (tvN, 2016); Ms. Temper & Nam Jung-Gi/My Horrible Boss (욱씨남정기) (JTBC, 2016); Remember: War of the Son/Remember (리멤버 – 아들의 전쟁) (SBS, 2015-16); Yong-Pal/The Gang Doctor (용팔이) (SBS, 2015).

MV filmed here

Kim Yo-han [김요한]: ‘No More’ — Suit Dance Video (2020)
MONSTA X [몬스타엑스]: ‘Jealousy’; as seen in this MV’s Making Film (from 8:00-12:40) (2018)

TEASER filmed here

MONSTA X [몬스타엑스]: ‘FANTASIA X’ Trailer : Chapter.4 (feat. I.M) (2020)

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A.Y Lounge Bar [AY라운지/에이와이 라운지], opened in August 2015, is a bar located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeoksam [Yeoksam-dong/역삼동] in the Gangnam District [Gangnam-gu/강남구], a couple of steps away from Gangnam subway station. The bar is located on the first two basement floors [B1-2호] of Jerry’s Planet Hotel [제리스플래닛호텔]. According to Data plant manager (데이터공장장), this bar ranked among the 100 most visited places in Gangnam (No. 97) according to the number of reviews left on Naver until February 19 2022.

13 Gangnam-daero 92-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 강남대로92길 13
(역삼동 819-9)
Geolocation: 37.499012, 127.028505

Getting here
Gangnam Station [강남역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 11

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 30/01/2023
About Time, Still 17 added by Toni
Are You Human? added by Mich KDL, with help from deanekitty29
Legal High added by deanekitty29
— Kim Yo-han MV, Be Melodramatic, The Penthouse added by Chelle
Encounter added by GGRIP
She Would Never Know added by Kirsti

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