6/26/13

Oldie Goodie




Address: No. 17-1, Lane 269, Section 3, Roosesvelt Rd, Daan District Taipei City, 106 (Shida-Roosevelt intersection)
台北市大安區羅斯福路三段171號2F-1(師大路口)

MRT: Taipower Building

Hours: Mon - Thu: 21:00 - 02:00
             Fri - Sat: 21:00 - 03:00
             Sun: 21:00 - 02:00

This bar is definitely an oldie but a goodie.  Oldie Goodie has a long history and was a pioneer on Taipei's live music scene.  The second floor bar which is situated in a building on the corner or Roosevelt and Shida is  a great place to catch some live music without paying an entry fee.  

Live musical acts run the gambit from country to pop and an good selection of reasonably priced beers and cocktails makes Oldie Goodie a great place for a relatively inexpensive but, for the most part, low-key night out.

While O.G. has a long history, it's popularity has faded in recent years and it struggles to draw a large crowd most nights of the week.  If you 're in the area and in the mood for a chilled out night with some live music, Oldie Goodie is a great place for you.


Oldie Goodie's Facebook Page

Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 2 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 2 / 4

Total: 12 / 20

A So-so Saloon

6/10/13

Li Tun 立吞

 
Address: No. 8, Section 4, Civic Boulevard / 全市民大道上最浪漫的居酒屋。

MRT: Zhongxiao-Fuxing

Hours: Monday to Saturday 18:30~02:00

The wooden shack on near the corner of Civic Boulevard and Fuxing conceals one of Taipei's best Japanese pub atmospheres. Orion beer on tap, along with a large assortment of Japanese sake, liquor, and shochu. Their house specialty is a refreshing pomelo beer, which is both delicious and very reasonably priced.  Yakitori and other izakaya eats on offer pair perfectly with the beer and sake.


The atmosphere of Li Tun is awesome and unique. The interior walls are plastered with fliers of artistic events and rock concerts while a projector  screens Japanese music videos and movies on the shack wall.  With tables made from beer-crates, the outdoor seating, directly on Civic Boulevard,  is one of the best places for an unpretentious outdoor drink in the city center.

Overall, Li Tun is an excellent place, any night of the week! (except Sunday)

Li Tun on Facebook

Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 17 / 20

A Damn Good Drinkery!

6/8/13

Korner



Address: No. 200, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei, B1, Taipei / 台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1 

MRT: GongGuan

Hours:  Fri - Sat: 23:30 - 04:00

Korner is one of Taipei's newest nightspots to dance the night away.  Located in the hallway, entrance to Wall Livehouse, Korner is a creative space for electronic music and visual artists.

Just two nights a week, Korner hosts some of the city's best DJ's from a wide range of electronic genres blast sets accompanied by trippy and memorizing visuals projected on the walls.  

An entry fee of just $100NT including 1 drink, makes Korner one of the best-value clubs in Taipei. Whether you'r a fan on electronic music or not, Korner is sure-bet for a fun and low-cost night out in Taipei.


Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 1 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 16 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole.

6/5/13

Fucking Place 操場


Address: 2 F. No. 169, Sec 2, He Ping E. Rd., Daan District, Taipei / 和平東路二段169號2樓

MRT: Technology Building

Hours: Mon – Sat 10pm - 2am-ish

The Fucking Place is a top choice for a hip hang-out popular with artists, musicians, and film makers. Hidden up an unassuming stairwell near to  Technology Building MRT station The Fucking Place is a comfortable and laid-back venue to chill out with a whiskey while listening to some good tunes. Nightly DJs spin a great selection of music ranging from electronic varieties to indie rock and the bar stocks a healthy selection of whiskeys, in addition to other spirits and several import beers. The small but stylish bar has several plush sofas making it a perfect place for having a drink with friends. 

Friendliness: 3 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 14 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole.