; Hours: 8 pm-about 2-3 am; (opens 10 am Sat/Sun)
Situated in a lane just off San Min Road, Sportsman's is the latest addition to Changhua's nightlife. The interior is roomy and comfortable with plenty of seating, either at the bar counter or on sofas and armchairs. A welcome attraction is the big-screen projector, used to show live international sports events via satellite. There are also TVs situated throughout the venue so that matches can be viewed from any area of the pub. The atmosphere is similar to that of that of a pub from "home", wherever that may be, where everybody feels welcome and is welcome. It is also a place where you can sit back and enjoy your drink or get up and dance to the variety of music that is playes until the sun comes up.
Dress Code: A range of drinks is available with Tiger beer on tap for NT$120, bottled beers from NT$100, cocktails and shots. The owners also plan to offer Western-style meals like hamburgers, pastas, and fish and chips. Barbecues will also be held on a regular basis in the garden area in front of the building. To get there from the rail station, turn left into San Min Road and continue to the Noble Hotel. The lane entrance is almost directly opposite and the pub is 100 meters from San Min Road.
Your hosts Joe & Vinny make the New York Pub one of the nicest placest to visit. If you are a "waigoran" (foreigner) pop in for a snack and a few drinks, you will feel right at home.
Brothers Joe and Vincent Wu established the New York Pub on Valentines Day (February 14), 1997. These two young men were kicking around an idea for a new kind of bar and realized that Changhwa City was in desperate need of a good, old fashioned, American-style pub. Their solution, the New York Pub, is a friendly place to have a few drinks and enjoy good food and excellent music.
The friendly atmosphere is no accident. Both Joe and Vincent are very good hosts. They know most of their customers by first name and seem to have that rare ability to make people feel right at home. I happen to be one of those people who appreciate it when the owners even take the time to get to know the folks who only drop in from time to time.
There is no doubt the New York Pub is a hot spot for locals and foreigners alike. And, the boys have everything from The Alman Brothers Band to Smashing Pumpkins and Macy Gray and even Asian pop stars such as Jacky Cheung, Ah-mei, Coco Lee and Wang Li-hung. If you like good rock-n-roll, blues or R&B, then you have come to the right place. Have something new or old that you want to hear? The boys will be happy to play it for you. Not just CDs, but LPs too. Fair warning, however, that there is standing room only on Friday and Saturday nights, when the New York Pub is jumpin'.
From 11 am to 8 pm, the pub doubles as the New York Pub and Coffee Shop. There is a traditional Chinese lunch, sandwiches and snacks, and also a large variety of teas, milk teas, fruit teas and, of course, blended coffees. Prices range between NT$100 and NT$250 for meals and between NT$45 and NT$200 for beverages and cocktails. By the way, they also offer a great homemade American cheeseburger with fries and all the fixin's!
Dress Code: Smart,casual
UB 40's is the local watering hole for most foreigners and a large group can be found partying into the early hours of the morning. Wednsday evenings is "Waigoran" (Foreigner) nights where drinks are priced 2 for 1.There is also a live band that plays on Wednsday,Friday & Saturday nights. UB 40's is strictly dance music. The barladies Monica & Tracy (South African) are always ready to serve and party with the clients. UB 40's is definately worth the visit to dance the night away.
Dress Code: Smart casual dress is required. No caps, or open sandals.