4/27/13

Barcode


Hours: Mon - Sun: 21:00 - 02:30

Address: 5F, no. 22 Songshou Road, Taipei / 松仁路22號

MRT: Taipei City Hall Station

Among Taipei's poshest chill-out venues, Barcode is a place to see and be seen. Featuring a wide selection of custom, unique cocktails, upscale decor, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, and DJ's specializing in a wide range of music from classic house, acid jazz, funk, new wave and more.

On the 5th floor of XinYi shopping district's NEO19, Barcode sports a large indoor balcony as well as a stylsh interior area, both furnished with full bars and bartenders willing to make anything you ask for.

Drinks are a little pricey, but nothing more than going rate in the upscale 101 area. Entrance is free (save for special events) but expect to be pressured to purchase the moment you are spotted without a drink in your hand.  The view from the bar is fantastic and Barcode is well worth a visit if you're not bothered by it's slightly pretentious vibe.

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Friendliness: 1 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 1 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 11 / 20

A So-so Saloon.