Address: No. 17 Keelung Road Section 2, 基隆路2段117號, Taipei
MRT Station: Xinyi-Anhe / Taipei 101-TWTC
Hours: Tue - Thu: 18:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat: 18:00 - 03:00
Sun: 18:00 - 1:00
A pairing usually reserved for wines; when paired with beer, cheese can bring both harmony and contrast. Beer is as versatile as it is diverse, much alike cheeses, and the founder's of one of Taipei's first American-style craft beer taproom recognized this when they named their bar Beer & Cheese Social House.
The former Jianshan Road beer-stronghold has updated and expanded to a new location on Keelung Road, a short walk from the Taipei's densest clubbing district. The new bar features two sprawling floors with comfortable booths on the first floor and long tables for larger parties on the second. Each floor features a bar, with the lower maintaining a 10-tap selection of draft craft beer. Among the best features of the new Beer & Cheese is their beautiful red-felted pool table on the second floor that patrons can play-on, free of charge!
As the name suggests, Beer & Cheese offer both fine drinks and fine food. They have a range of American comfort foods available, including an excellent selection of grilled cheese sandwiches that will put your loyalty to your mother's home cooking to the test!
Cheese aside, beer is the focus of Beer and Cheese, and they have an impeccable selection of imported and local craft beers as well as regular tap-takeover events highlighting renowned breweries from Taiwan and abroad. The craft beer prices are not the certainly not the cheapest in the city; however, for those who are inclined to the location and plush seating will not be disappointed.
Beer & Cheese is well into it's second iteration now; it came onto the scene as one a Taipei's original West-coast American craft-beer bar and in it's new location it continues to hold up it's legacy. Beer & Cheese, may have updated and relocated but it continues to deliver delectable beer and chill vibes in it's new, and much larger, venue. Craft beer lover's in Taipei would be foolish to miss this place!
Friendliness: 4 / 5
Ambiance: 4 / 5
Drink Selection: 3 / 3
Value: 2 / 3
Overall Impression: 3 / 4
Ambiance: 4 / 5