My brother took me to this place on the first day we arrived in Taipei. Honestly, I was annoyed (from lack of sleep) that he insisted that I should attend a birthday celebration that is happening in this bar. On the way to the location, I was picturing how dreading how I have to remove the cigarette smell out of my clothes and hair, how the bar is going to be dark and gloomy filled with people pushing me around, etc.
I was genuinely taken aback when I saw the entrance. The metal entrance created such a mysterious feel that it sparked my curiosity to see whats behind the door. The first thing I noticed when I'm inside is the antler chandelier that gives the bar enough warmth. Not too dark, not too bright. The high ceiling gives the illusion of a bigger space. I don't have claustrophobia but cramped places do make me feel uncomfortable. The first thing I did was to have my own personal tour around the bar. The bar is furnished with vintage English style furnitures, decorations and little trinkets. There is even a garden area for the smokers. Yay to no indoor smoking! There are cute angry birds locked inside a cage and Ken waving from the top of the shelf in the corner. I was told that the top floor is the VIP area, so I went upstairs for a look. AND OH MY GOD! The decor is just so sophisticated and luxurious. I'm a sucker for vintage and all this sophisticated, this bar is definitely going to be my go-to place to drink.
My brother order Spicy Chicken Wings and I must say this is the best chicken wing I have ever eaten. The drinks were delicious and the food as well! The Martini served here is neither too strong nor too diluted, it is the perfect mix. My favourite signature cocktails are Stolen Secret, Chocolate Delight, Express Yourself. Try the Pastas as well. ITS GOOD!
I would recommend everyone to try out this place, I'm honestly impressed with this bar.
Located in "The Combat Zone," Patina is a nice break from the dirty bars somewhat common to the "Zone." Patina has a large U-shaped bar, and beers are a little expensive at around US$3.00, but the atmosphere is very enjoyable with pool table and darts. I met a very friendly bartender there who was 1/4 Filipina and 3/4 Mandarin Chinese.
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台北市羅斯福路四段 200 號 B1
B1, No.200, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei City
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台北市 昆明街 96 巷 20 號 2F（電影街前麥當勞巷口進入）
TEL : (02)23755518 營業時間：4：00 PM ～10：00 PM
(2F., No.20, Lane 96, Kunming St., Wanhua District, Taipei)
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Dress Code: nope
if you can't sleep feeling like studying for someting free, you can simply come here. With the lastest design for the store, it's a very fashinable place for reading.
If you are tired, there is a cafe just near the bookstore, where you can order some drinks or snack even a meal.
Sometimes you can even see a local star in the book store.
Dress Code: Anything good for a book store.
Night markets are popular with Taiwanese and we had the opportunity visit three: Taipei, Taichung and Kaoshiung. Shilin night market is a popular night spot which opens until the wee hours. One section fo it sells local snacks and drinks and another, clothes and accessories.
Must tries in the food section include the crispy fried chicken cutlet (two thumbs up), sausage stuffed with glutinous rice, oyster omelette (not my cup of tea), teppanyaki seafood and meats, bubble tea and other desserts. Be ready to queue at popular stalls but IMHO, the wait worthwhile is the chicken cutlet.
Prices are targeted at locals as well and I didn't experience any rip offs.
Imagine an all you eat buffet but with alcohol instead, well it's alive and well in Taiwan, many nightclubs have an all you can drink policy. Pay about 600NT entrance and you can drink to your heart's content/kidneys' limit. Just don't get too legless, Taipei can be dodgy for noisy foreigners at night.
Guting area is a good area for nightlife, there are 2 good clubs here Roxy 99 and Waxy, on Wednesday Roxy does a very generous offer of free entry and 4 free drinks per person. Don't ask, just drink up and dance.
Fareast International Hotel is one of the best hotels in Taipei. There offers several great restaurants for you. Marco Polo on the 38F which supported by Italian cook is Italian restaurant. There has great view to see Taipei city especially 101.
Great food + great view is the best joy.
Dress Code: Official. Please dress up
The top 1 night club in Taipei. Has two areas for the different music styles, Hip-Hop and trence, u can enjoy it in the same night and the same club.
Dress Code: Female: no slippers
Male:no slippers, tank top, short pants
Taipei's Shilin Night Market is one of the most exciting night markets around. The Market is actually much closer to the Jiantan MRT station than the Shilin MRT station. One of the area's chief attractions is food- there is an indoor market filled with hundreds of small vendors, eaching selling delicious Taiwanese food, including chicken steak (jhi-pai), bubble milk tea (jhen-jhu nai cha), mango milk (man-guo niu nai), oyster noodles (oa mi-sua), and stinky tofu (chou do-fu), all very reasonably priced. There is a seperate shopping part of the night market, where it's possible to buy t-shirts, watches, fake designer goods, and almost anything else imaginable, at prices that range from extremely cheap to unreasonably expensive.
There are several night markets in Taipei, and I think they are hands-down the best nighttime activity. They are sprawling mazes of covered alleyways, similar to the arcades and gallerias in Paris, but they are teeming with anything you could ever want! Of course there are acres of knickknacks and cheap goods for sale, but there are store-front massage parlors (legitimate, not seedy), herbalists, videos for sale, jewelry... to my Western eye it was all incredibly exotic. And food: buns, ribs, noodles, stuff you couldn't identify. I was in Taiwan for only one night (long story... there to give a lecture at a conference) and I went to the Huahsi Market with a couple of other guys by taxi. I cannot imagine having a better time. From the foot massages (I suspect the guy who did my massage was into martial arts, and must have had it in for me) to the snake soup (yes, it does taste like chicken), to the hole-in-the-wall noodle place where we had a late supper, those few hours were unforgettable. And isn't unforgettable the whole purpose of travel?
Dress Code: You probably shouldn't be nude. Other than that, anything goes.
It's great to see people dancing on the bar but watch out.
We visited recently and one of my friends had their wallet stolen.
The staff say it happens all the time ....
We were very disappointed since we have never had any trouble before in Taipei.
Advice: Leave your wallet at home or give Carnegies a miss.
Dress Code: Casual.
No doubt the most popular night market in taipei.. u could get everything u want to eat in taipei.. the chicken fillet's great - BIG juicy craspy!!
but way too many ppl on weekends.. and way too many tourists.. its like walking in mongkok in hk.. @ @
Dress Code: no suits
There are seven night markets at Taipei Shih (eg. ShiLin, YongHe, ShiDa, RaoHe,....etc). Unique street food can be found in different market. Do not miss it, you will regret!
Shilin Night Market http://www.taipei.gov.tw/Einglish (MRT Danshui line to Chientan Station, or take bus 216, 217, 218, 203, 224, 266, 269, 277, 280, 308, or 310 to the MRT Chientan Station, Min Chuan University, or Xiao Bei (Hsiao Pei) Street.)
Dress Code: Jeans + t-shirt
"The Zone" in Taipei has a lot of bars where you can drop a lot of money very quickly. Many of the bars are the type where you will be joined by hostesses as soon as you sit dow. The job of these women is to pour your beer, play jenga with you and generally engage in small talk and faux-flattery. Of course, eventually they will be persuading you to buy them drinks too and before you know it you'll walk out of there having spent a lot more money than you expected. Many people assume these women are prostitutes -- they are not. But they are good business people and they will say what you want to hear in order to get you to but that one extra drink for them!
That's why, in "The Zone" I recommend Malibu West. It is the best place you can go without all the hassle. You can drink with your friends or play without any univited (read:expensive) company.