Solmi Building [솔미빌딩]

The Third Charm (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Are You Human? (2018); Hwayugi (2017-18); Fight For My Way (2017); The Liar and His Lover (2017)

Liberty Night and Day [리버티나잇앤데이]

On Joon-young (Seo Kang-joon) and Lee Young-jae (E-som) meet here again at New Year’s Eve 2012 in episode 1 of The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018). He is on a stake-out and she is here to party with her friend Baek Joo-ran (Lee Yoon-ji).

In episode 2 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018), this place appears as karaoke bar ‘Valencia’ in Cheongdam-dong, which Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon) books for his team after he accompanied them to a usual karaoke bar that he felt to be too shabby.

PK Motors’ M-Car launch after party took place here in episode 4 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018). Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon) comes here with Reporter Jo (Kim Hyun-sook) to hunt down Nam Shin (Seo Kang-joon), but is intercepted by his fiancee Ye-na (Park Hwan-hee). Later, a fire breaks out in the bar and So-bong helps to lead people out to safety, but she gets stuck under a falling beam. Fixated on saving lives, Nam Shin III heads in and eventually finds and saves her.

This appears as the club where Young Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-Seo) goes to in episode 4 of Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18) to chase the glutton that makes women eat without taking on weight; she gets the glutton transmitted by a girl attending the club and Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) — who had followed her here — gets rid of it while Sun-mi is protesting.

Drunk Kim Tak-Soo (Kim Gun-Woo) hangs out here with his girlfriend in episode 6 of Fight For My Way/Third-Rate My Way (쌈 마이웨이) (KBS2, 2017), when Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-Joon) comes here, knocks him down and threatens him not to take him easy.

This is also where Kang In-woo (Choi Min-soo) and Yoo Hyun-jung (Park Ji-young) meet up after he calls her in episode 16 of The Liar and His Lover / Lovely Love Lie (그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해) (tvN, 2017). In-woo tells her he has a favor to ask and Hyun-jung says that if it’s about Han-gyul and Crude Play, then he can just forget about that favor. They talk about the issue with Crude Play and how their opinions about it clash – just like old days. In-woo tells her that she’s right in saying that it’s already too late for them.

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Solmi Building [솔미빌딩] is a multi-purpose building located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Sinsa-dong [신사동] in the Gangnam District [Gangnam-gu/강남구]. This building is for sale as of June 2020 for 20 billion won.

Before it went on sale, the main tenant of this building was known as Liberty Night and Day [리버티나잇앤데이] (formerly S653 [에스653]), a nightlife entertainment complex with 3 floors that hosted a lounge/bar, a speakeasy and a rooftop terrace.

Address
19 Dosan-daero 51-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 도산대로51길 19
(신사동 653-4)
Geolocation: 37.524402, 127.037722

Getting here
Apgujeongrodeo Station [압구정로데오역], Bundang Line, Exit 5

— submitted by Mich KDL & Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Florence, August 2018
The Liar and His Lover, Hwayugi added by Toni

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