3/10/13

DV8



Address: 385, Fuxing S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市復興南路二段385號), between Heping East (和平東) and Xinhai (辛亥) roads.

MRT: Technology Building Station

Hours: Everyday 21:00 - 03:00

Great little bar located at the South end of Fuxing Rd, DV8 has a long history of serving up drinks and music to thirsty locals in Taipei.   After over 20 years at it's original location, DV8 reopened in it's current locale in 2008 where it continues it's legacy.

DV8 offers a wide selection of import beers and cocktails as well as Taiwan and Carlsberg drafts.  A free pool table, and coin operated dart's games provide ample entertainment on top of the trendy music spun by resident DJ's.  The black paint on the walls has been left unsealed so customers can draw and write on it in chalk.   

Prices are very reasonable with draft Carlsberg pints going for $150NT and regular specials on Taiwan Draft for as little as $100NT.  

With everything this bar has going for in one would expect DV8 to be packed with partyers and loyal regulars on a nightly basis; however in recent times DV8 suffers from a lack of patrons making the ambiance disappointingly mellow even on a Saturday night.

Currently DV8 has a ton of potential but without proper promotion it may never be realized.  


Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 2 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 2 / 4

Total: 13 / 20

A So-so Saloon.