B1, No. 88, Songren Rd. 台北市松仁路88號b1
Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:30pm to 5:00am
MRT: Taipei City Hall
Room 18 is one of Taipei's swankiest nightspots. Located in Taipei's premier nightlife and shopping district, Xinyi, 18 is the place to be seen rubbing shoulders with Taipei's beautiful youths.
The atmosphere is hip, young and happening. The DJs pump a wide range of electro and hip hop tunes, and the notably young and attractive staff give the club a very "in" atmosphere. It has a room for both techno/house and hip hop, the latter has a dancefloor that is packed to the brim on weekends.
They stock a good array of whisky and brandy but like most nightclubs in Taipei, the beer selection is very limited. Drink prices can be pretty steep (around NT$200) but this place is a cut above and the bartenders are fast with getting you your drink. Cover charge is a steep 700 NT for both guys and girls (includes 2 drinks).
When you weigh it all up, the high costs of drinks and entrance can be worth it for a nightclub that is a cut above the rest and potentially worth the hit to your wallet if a young, posh atmosphere is exactly what you're looking for.
Friendliness: 2 / 5
Ambiance: 4 / 5
Drink Selection: 2 / 3
Value: 1/ 3
Overall Impression: 3 / 4
Total: 12 / 20
A So-so Saloon.