I’ve got to admit, I am a fan of the Kpop group, BigBang. Although I’m more of T.O.P.’s fangirl, but how can I pass up the chance to hang out at G-Dragon’s cafe right?
When I was at Jeju Shinhwa World the other day, I just had to go to “Untitled, 2017”. No, that’s not a title to a music album. It’s actually the name of G-Dragon’s cafe, located at YG Republique. YG Republique is an area right opposite Shinhwa Theme Park.
YG Republique is sort of “the” place to hang out when you’re at Jeju Shinhwa World. At YG Republique, you can find G-Dragon’s Cafe called “Untitled, 2017”, a lounge and bowling club called “AC.III.T” and three different restaurants by YG Entertainment.
YG Republique, BigBang G-Dragon’s Cafe “Untitled,2017”
Smack in the middle of YG Republique is G-Dragon’s Cafe called “Untitled, 2017”.
G-Dragon was involved and took active part throughout the whole process of planning the cafe’s concept, designing the architecture and even what to be placed in the cafe.
The architectural form of the cafe is said to resemble the word G and D, and part of the logo of his brand, Peaceminusone. If you view it from the top, you would certainly be able to see this. The inside of the cafe also has chairs and tables places on unique stairways and heights.
For G-Dragon’s fans, I’m sure you would appreciate a small section in the cafe displaying G-Dragon’s jacket, some of his prized collections, his handprint and merchandises.
What I found very interesting in this 228 square metre cafe however, was the “breathing roses” that are upside down from the ceiling. Maybe there’s a story behind this?
Get a taste of G-Dragon’s personally selected coffee and desserts here, starting from 5,000KRW and above.
Lounge and Bowling Club “AC.III.T”, YG Republique
I was not allowed to take photos inside of the club but what I can say is that, AC.III.T looks like your usual fun night spot.
If you’re at Jeju Shinhwa World with friends and don’t know what to do, why not throw some balls and knock some pins out? With awesome music (Korean music, mind you) blaring on the stereo, how can you not hit strike?
At the same time you roll that bowling ball, you can also grab a drink at the lounge. You could also opt to hang out at the lounge with your friends and while the night away.
Two things that confuses me about AC.III.T at first:
- I didn’t notice the entrance – G-Dragon designed the exterior of the building to resemble the insides of a piano and all the jutting-out wall made me miss the entrance to the Bowling Club. Shame on me, since I am a piano player and I should’ve noticed it sooner.
- I had a very confusing conversation with the staffs at the counter – I speak very broken Korean and none of the staffs spoke English so it was a little tough to ask for things (especially permission to take photo of the club). My suggestion would be, get google translate ready, just in case.
YG Republique’s THREE Restaurants
It’s a little hard for Muslims to get an array of food choices here since none of the restaurants serve Halal food. However, for non-Muslims, the restaurants at YG Republique would be food heaven. If you’re a foodie, you have to try the different menus and food types at all three of YG Republique’s restaurants.
Especially since one of the restaurants, 3 Butcher’s has Jeju’s most popular menu : Grilled Black Pork. I was told that the black pork tastes differently than the regular pork. This restaurant has variety of pork menu and at an affordable price. I thought the infrared heat grill was cool.
I can suggest my Muslim friends to go to 3 Fisherman’s Wharf (Platter) and try their Seafood range, including their Cockle Bibimbap (mixed rice), Cuttlefish Ink Risotto, Braised Cutlassfish with Brackens and so many more. Gulp all that down with Jeju Black Tea and your tummy would thank you for the experience.
YG Republique’s 3 Birds is a cafe that serves many European-style brunch menus. A great place to go to if you overslept (I won’t judge because the bed is amazing) and missed your breakfast.
Also, if you’re looking to purchase some BigBang merchandise, you must visit 3 Fisherman’s Wharf. There’s a small section where they sell each BigBang members’ bear, doll, t-shirt, bandana and many more. I got myself a little cute T.O.P.’s bear for myself at 20,000KRW.