In Shin Yun-bok's genre painting titled Jusa geobae ("Holding a drinking party"), a jumak is depicted.
Korean name
Revised Romanizationjumak

In old Korean society, a Jumak was a kind of tavern or inn[1] that served alcoholic beverages and food and also provided lodging to travellers.[2] It was also called jusa (), juga (), or jupo (). While it is unknown when jumak first came into existence, historical documents show that a kisaeng (female entertainer), Cheongwan (天官), operated one. According to Samguk Yusa, a general of the Silla Kingdom, Kim Yu-sin, frequented the place when he was young. Other sources assume jumak first appeared in 1097 during King Sukjong's reign in the Goryeo Dynasty.[3]


  1. ^ National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (2013). "Jumak". Sul, Korean Alcoholic Beverages. 길잡이미디어. p. 140. ISBN 9788929901769. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ "History of Bars". life in Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  3. ^ 주막 (酒幕) (in Korean). EncyKorea. Retrieved 2020-10-10.