2/9/17

23 Public

Address: Daan District, No. 100, Xinhai West Road Section 1  / 大安區辛亥路一段100號 Taipei, Taiwan

MRT: Taipower Building

Hours:  Mon - Sun 15:30 - 23:45
         

Bringing American brewing methods to Taiwan, 23 Brewing, broke new ground in Taiwan's beer scene as one of the first local beer producers of bitter North American style craft beer. 23 brewing has long been a front-runner among the independent brewers in Taipei, and in order to showcase their excellent products, they have opened a friendly and comfortable bar.

23 Public is located on Xinhai road, directly between the Shida and Taida university neighborhoods, in a perfect spot to draw in thirsty students.   The brew-house is well designed with natural elements of wood and stone.   23 Public may seem like a fairly small bar but a rear stairwell to the reads gives way to a large basement floor, perfect for hosting events or watching international sporting events.

While the delectable beer may have you wishing that 23 Public had 23 taps of beer, they have a respectable selection poured on 12 taps, with a hand-pump tap available on "Real Ale Fridays". 23 public stocks a strong lineup of their own pale ales, IPAs, stouts and sours, complemented by Orion draft and a rotating lineup of guest taps.   A small selection of tasty food and bar snacks are also available to pair with your pints.


23 Public is a testament to the recent success of Taiwan's craft beer scene. The mere fact that several passionate home brewers were able establish a successful brewery and subsequent bar in just a few years speaks volumes about Taipei's thirst for craft beer. With great beer and friendly service, 23 Public does well to satisfy that thirst.


23 Public on Facebook

Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 16 / 20

A Damn Good Drinkery!

1/15/17

Mikkeller Taipei 米凱樂啤酒吧




Address: Datong District, No. 241 Nanjing West Road,  / 大同區南京西路241號Taipei, Taiwan

MRT: Zhongshan

Hours:  Mon - Thurs 16:00 - 12:00
             Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
             Sun 14:00 - 11:00

The famed Danish brewers Mikkeller have opened a wonderful bar in Taipei. MikkellerTaipei is located in a heritage building in the historic Dadaocheng neighborhood and brings Danish beer and style to one of Taipei's oldest neighborhoods.

Mikkeller Taipei is a beer bar, and beer is certainly their focus.  24 taps of imported Mikkeller beer and several guest brews will definitely not any craft beer lover. Apart from beer, some wine and spirits are available, as well as a selection of bar snacks. Prices are similar to other craft beer bars in Taipei, with glasses of beer selling for around NT$200.
The interior design of Mikkeller Taipei features Scandinavian simplicity and provides a comfortable environment to enjoy the excellent beers being poured. Additionally, the walls are adorned with the familiar characters of the Mikkeller beer labels.







Mikkeller has become an icon in the brewing world, and their beers rank among the best in the world. Taipei is fortunate to be one of less than 10 cities in the world to host a Mikkeller beer bar.  For both travelers and locals, Mikkeller Taipei should be a destination bar, for it's excellent selection of beer served up in an exceptional part of Taipei.








Mikkeller Taipei website


Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Drink Selection:3 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 18 / 20


A Damn Good Drinkery!

12/19/16

Beau


Address: No.11, Lane 408, Section 4, Ren Ai Road, Taipei, Taiwan

MRT: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall / Xinyi - Anhe

Hours:  Sun - Thurs 18:00 - 01:30
            Fri - Sat 18:00 - 03:00

On a quiet lane off of Taipei's major thoroughfare Renai Road, Beau brings true beauty to your drinking experience.  Taking its name from the French word meaning beautiful, Beau does not fall short of living up to it.


Beau's interior, set under high ceilings and a beautiful chandelier, is spacious, comfortable and pleasing to the eye.   Vintage furniture adds additional coziness to the well-designed lounge bar.  A loft to the back provides additional space and seating.

Beau is, first and foremost, a cocktail bar, and imaginative cocktails are the highlight of their menu.   A large list of wines are also available, in addition to several major brand beers, including Hoegaarden on draft. Beau also has a food menu, if you're the type to hinder your drinking, by eating. If you're looking to get the best value for your buck, head there early for Happy Hour, 6-8pm.

Beau is a great place for jazz lovers, as they host live jazz performances every Wednesday.  Friday's and Saturday's pick-up the tempo with local DJ's spinning electronic lounge music.

Taipei has many great cocktail bars, however, few are more beautiful than Beau.  It's decor alone, makes Beau, worthy of a visit.

*We came across this bar using the Funnow app, check it out for some good drink deals and discounts at Beau.


Beau's Facebook Page


Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 1 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 16 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole!