Mudan 牡丹

Address: No. 10, Lane 43 Chengdu Road, Wanhua District;  萬華區成都路10巷43號

MRT: XiMen

Hours: Mon - Thu: 15:00 - 00:30; 
Fri - Sat: 15:00 - 01:30; 

Sun: 15:00 - 00:30

Just outside of the Red House in Ximending is one of the best areas in Taipei to sit outside and enjoy a beer. Away from the bright lights and crowds of teenagers in search of the latest trends, there is a completely different world made up of bars and underwear stores catering to gay men.

While these bars are aimed at a predominantly gay crowd, there are usually just as many straight people enjoying a drink on weekends.  Most of the bars in this area offer great specials on beers allowing you to get 3 cold Heinekens for as little as NT$180.

Mudan is just one of many patio bars to choose from, notable because they have a friendly staff, free wifi and a great selection of cocktails.

In short, if you’re looking for a place to spend a chill evening with friends, but aren't interested in clubs or smoky bars, Ximending probably has something for you.

Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 16 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole!