Taipei Nightlife

As Taipei becomes an ever-more cosmopolitan city, subcultures bubble up from under, giving birth to new music venues, bars and clandestine communes.  A myriad of charismatic bars adorn the city. With a first-rate speakeasy culture, glamourous cocktails bars, dimly-lit jazz lounges and live music venues that host the underground, the indie and the internationally acclaimed, Taipei really does offer entertainment for every party palate. Within the past few years Taipei has really grown as a concert venue, becoming a more popular destination for international live music acts, as part of their Asia tour. Grungy doc martens tread the underground scene in and around Gongguan area, while the latest selection of Steve Maddens orbit the Taipei 101, settling at Xinyi district's latest bar balcony. Taipei is live with activity at all times of night and if bars and clubs aren't your taste, stroll the local wonderland of nightmarkets or sneak in a late night shopping session before swinging through Ximending's game arcade. 

 

Beer and Cheese
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No false advertising in the name. Beer and Cheese sells an enormous range artisnal beers - which special attention paid to American craft beer....

DV8 Bar
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One of Taipei's oldest and best bars. DV8 is extremely affordable and has loads of personality....

Little London
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Little London takes an interesting and unique spin on the classic English pub, and has become the "living room" of Taipei as stated by many locals...

Bottle Shop
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The Bottle Shop sells a range of excellent international artisnal beers with special attention paid to North American craft beer...

Le Sommelier

Open since 1999, Le Sommelier is a fine place for wine tasting, and it is popular enough to have opened other locations on the island....

Café Dalida

A trip to Taipei isn't complete without a visit to Café Dalida, a well-known gay-friendly bar located in the infamous Red House Square in Ximending area, full of shopping...

Carnegie's
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Carnegie's has been a popular watering hole for Taiwan's expat community and travelers alike since its inception back in 2001. A restaurant and sit-down bar during the day and evening...