8/17/16

OMNI


Address:  5F, No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong-Xiao E. Road, Taipei / 台灣台北市忠孝東路四段201號5樓 

Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 22:30 - 04:30
         
MRT: Zhongxiao Dunhua

One of  Taipei's biggest and best; Luxy was, perhaps, the most renowned nightclub in Taipei providing some of the best entertainment in the city. In early 2015, following a 12 year run,  Luxy closed it's doors for good; however, the mourning was short-lived as several months later, like a phoenix from the ashes, it was reborn as OMNI.

Since it's reincarnation, Omni has re-attracted Taipei's party lovers.   Major updates to it's sound, lighting and visual displays, have reestablished Omni as an epicenter of  Taipei's nightlife. The redesign also opened up and expanded the second floor lounge area providing greater space for those looking for a break from the pulsating dance floor. The upgrades have not only earned the club notoriety in Taiwan, but also several major design awards for nightclubs in Asia.


With such great aesthetics and visuals, Omni is an ideal venue for the world class Dj's and musicians that periodically take the stage.   In addition to phenomenal guest performances, Omni has retained Luxy's splendid seductive dancers, the Luxy Girls, who stage sultry performances in a variety of costumes on a nightly basis.  

Extravagant lighting and visuals can't be expected for budget prices, so it is no great shock that Omni is not cheap.   While entry is free for ladies on Wednesday nights, Men can expect to pay NT$800. On weekends women pay NT$800 and men pay NT$1000.  Prices are increased for special events,


OMNI takes it's name from a prefix that means "all", a name that is fitting, as this club has it all; an excellent sound setup, amazing visuals, sexy dancers, and great music!

http://www.omni-taipei.com/


On Facebook

Friendliness: 3 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2/ 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 16 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole!

8/2/16

The 58 Bar


Address: No. 58, Section 2, Kaifeng St, Wanhua District, Taipei City /  開封街二段58號, Taipei, Taiwan 


MRT: Beimen / Ximen

Hours: Mon-Thurs   17:00 - 00:00
             Fri 17:00 - 01:00
             Sat 11:00 - 01:00
             Sun 11:00 - 00:00

These days, craft beer bars have begun to pop-up in all parts of Taipei.  Many of these excellent bars pour delicious pints of craft beer from the best breweries, near and far; however, only one craft beer bar sets itself apart by serving only domestically produced craft beer and liquor.   The 58 Bar in trendy Ximending, packs it shelves, exclusively, with beer and liquor from every corner of Taiwan. 






The 58 Bar stocks more than 50 kinds of Taiwanese craft beer, in addition to Taiwanese liquors and it's world famed whiskey.  The local beer selection is far better than any other bar in Taipei, and it features beers from southern Taiwan, that are rarely seen in Taipei.   The craft beers are fairly priced starting around NT$200.  In addition to the craft beer, The 58 also offers the most famous local macro-brew, Taiwan Beer, on tap. The 58 bar also has food available to accompany beers, their chicken jerky is  notable, as a delicious companion to your beer!

The 58 Bar has two floors of bar space, complemented by a guesthouse on the third floor (in-case you drink too much to make it home).  The interior of the bar maintains a classic pub style and is dressed in a shade of red that represents "luck" in Taiwan's culture. The 58 Bar's staff are very friendly and happy to recommend a beer from their vast selection.

The 58 Bar is outstanding because it not only champions Taiwanese beer and liquor, but also presents warmth and quality in its service. The 58 Bar in Ximending is a must visit for anyone seeking out excellent local beers in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere!

The 58 Bar on Facebook

Friendliness: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 3 / 3

Value:  3 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 19/ 20

A Damn Good Drinkery!!

7/12/16

Digout

 


Address: No 307, Xinyi Rd. Section 4, Daan Dist., Taipei / 台北市 大安區 信義路四段 307號, Taipei

MRT: Xinyi-Anhe

Hours: Mon-Sun 19:45 - 01:30


While a dug out is place of comradery between teammates, a Digout is place of comradery for consumers of fine spirts, beers and wines. With it's location directly on the major through-way, Xinyi Road, it's a wonder how Digout goes unnoticed by most visitors to Taipei. The small and intimate bar, open daily, serves up bespoke cocktails and craft beers to a dedicated crowd of regulars and those lucky enough to stumble in off the street.

Digout is first and foremost a cocktail bar, and with no printed menu, the talented prohibition-styled bartenders will mix something flavorsome for you following a brief interrogation of your drinking preferences.  In addition to crafted cocktails, Digout also maintains a range of high-quality local and imported-Japanese craft beers. As is common for most bespoke cocktail bars in the city, prices aren't particularly cheap, but the liquor and craftsmanship is certainly of distinction.


The interior design of Digout is as classy and it's cocktails, with a natural wood bar-top, concrete walls and exquisite leather couches.   However, as classy as the interior design may be, the space is tiny, meaning it's shoulder to shoulder standing room on a busy night.

Digout is a great little bar that has earned it's reputation among locals as a place to have fun, socialize and have high-end drinks and service.   After just one visit to Digout, we're sure you'll be digging it as much as we do!








Digout on Facebook
Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Drink Selection: 3 / 3

Value:  2 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 17 / 20
A Worthy Watering Hole.