11/29/16

Oxygen Café and Bar

Address: 100 Chongqing South Road, Section 1, Zhongzheng District /中正區重慶南路一段100號, Taipei, Taiwan

MRT: NTU Hospital / Ximen / Taipei Main Station

Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30 - 01:00


Looking for a place to catch your breath in the, sometimes smoggy, city of Taipei?  Time for you to get some Oxygen. Nestled in within walking distance of three busy MRT stations, Oxygen Café and Bar (O bar) is easy to reach and worth a visit.

Oxygen is not only a cafe and bar, but also a hostel, making it a great place to drink with friendly and thirsty travelers visiting Taipei from all corners of the world.  Oxygen offers great music, and tasty local beers which can be sipped while comfortably watching major sporting events on their projector screen.

The well stocked bar includes eight taps of premium local craft beer served at prices that even backpackers can afford. Additionally, there is a fridge full of local and imported bottled beers and shots and specialty coffees and teas are also available.

As a hostel bar, Oxygen far surpasses expectations.   A superb selection of local beers in a laid back and friendly environment, make O Bar a bar worth visiting, whether you are a traveler, expat, or local!





Oxygen on Facebook

Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 15 / 20
A Worthy Watering Hole!


10/25/16

Beer Cargo 精釀啤酒三輪車

Address: No. 72-1, Xining South Road, Wanhua District / 萬華區西寧南路72-1號 Taipei, Taiwan

MRT: Ximen

Hours: Wed - Mon: 15:00 - 23:30

In as unassuming corner of  Ximending sits an unconventional bar that serves exceptional beer. Beer Cargo is a new breed of micro bar; the nomadic bar-cycle is a unique concept that puts craft beer on wheels.

Beer Cargo redefines what it means to be a bar. The smallest bar in Taipei, and maybe Taiwan, and the entire operation sits aboard a custom built tricycle. Patrons are able to drink the beers standing alongside the small bike-front bar,  and for those who prefer seated drinking a single table is on hand to accommodate them. In addition to the provided seating, Beer Cargo also takes advantage of available patio seating at an adjacent cafe which closes much earlier in the night.

The small size of the bar,ensures that the drink selection is limited to two taps of craft beer and a rotating selection of bottled beers and ciders. The prices are fair, with glasses of craft beer starting at NT$150 for a glass of draft and just NT$180 for a pint. 

Beer Cargo is cool little bar with a cool concept.  For craft beer lovers in Taipei a visit to this little beer-cycle is highly recommended.  As a result of its mobility, Beer Cargo might be hard to find, stay up to date with its current location by checking them out on social media.



Friendliness: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 2 / 5

Drink Selection: 1 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 15 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole!

9/27/16

James Joyce Irish Bar



Address: No.1, Lane 136,Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan 100 / 台北市中正區羅斯福路4段136巷1號

MRT: Gongguan

Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 3:00

Named for one of Ireland's most famed poets, novelists and heavy drinkers; James Joyce is an Irish bar and coffee shop in the middle of the bustling Gongguan area. This fine establishment has been serving top-notch coffee, fresh draught beer, and elegant cocktails since 2016. With a location just steps away from Taiwan’s top university, National Taiwan University, James Joyce Irish Bar offers students and local residents a place to sip coffee through the afternoon and even-more grown up beverages late into the evening .

James Joyce Irish Bar provides something that Taipei has been short of in recent years, Irish pubs. James Joyce brings authentic Irish styling and, more importantly hospitality to the busy student neighborhood of Gongguan. The interior of bar may be small and intimate, but additional outdoor seating that spills onto the busy night-market lane is also available.

The man, James Joyce, was known, not only for his drinking habits, but also his frivolity with money. Appropriately, James Joyce Irish Bar offers affordable prices on a nightly basis, with awesome specials, several nights of the week.  On Mondays you can get a pint of Guinness for just NT$200, and on Wednesdays bottles of beer are available for just NT$130.  Regardless of the night, drinks are always affordable at James Joyce.



In recent years, the Gonguan area has seen a welcomed resurgence of bars.  James Joyce Irish Bar, helps to ensure that this resurgence will not be short lived, as a high quality and fairly priced establishment that should surely become one of the area's most popular bars.  As James Joyce, himself, once said " The sacred pint alone can unbind the tongue..", so why not head down to the pub of his namesake to have a delicious, and sacred, pint?



James Joyce's Website


Friendliness: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5


Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 17 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole!