5/24/14

Pacha



Address:  Inside the Core Pacific Mall (京華城) 12th Floor, No. 138, Section 4, Bādé Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City / 松山區八德路四段138號12樓

MRT: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

Hours: Wed: 22:30 - 04:00
             Fri - Sun: 22:30 - 04:00

Part of a trio of popular all-you-can-drink nightclubs at the Living Mall, Pacha club is a cool club popular with Taiwanese students.   Bearing the name of one of the world's most famous nightclubs, Pacha Taipei has no official connection to the the Ibiza super-club.   Pacha Taipei does, however, live up to the hard partying reputation of it's namesake.

Pacha features international and local Dj's spinning club hits for a packed dancefloor.  The impressive overhead LED display pulsates along with the pounding bass from the awesome sound system.   Pacha is an all-you-can-drink bar with international beers and a range of cocktail included with entry.  Entry is a mere NT$200 for ladies on Wednesdays and NT$600 for me; Women and and men on Fridays cost NT$400 and NT$700 respectively and NT$500 and NT$800 on Saturdays.

Pacha is great venue that provides a nice break from the typical foreigner/expat crowded club-scene.

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Friendliness: 3 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 16 / 20
A Damn Good Drinkery!

5/23/14

Maybe Music Pub


Address:  復興南路一段253巷15號 Taipei, Taiwan / No. 15, Lane 253, Fuxing South Road

MRT: DaAn Station / MRT ZhongXiao-FuXing

Hours:  Mon - Thu: 20:30 - 03:00
             Fri - Sat: 20:00 - 04:00
             Sun: 20:30 - 02:00

Maybe Music Bar is an excellent haunt for lovers of karaoke and rock 'n' roll.    Taiwanese and foreigners westerners alike belt out western rock classics in the dimly lit little bar.

Music at Maybe is open to requests and sing-a-longs.  Most classic songs are available, as long as they conform to two important rules:  1) No Mandarin or Taiwanese music; 2) No Hip Hop or techno music. Needless to say, the owners of Maybe Music Bar are serious about classic American rock 'n' roll and Maybe is a great place to jam out to cool tunes, or to take the mike and bring out your inner rock-star.

Drinks run the gambit from classic cocktails to domestic beers, a minimum charge in addition to a 10% service charge ensures that only those committed to the Taipei rock music scene frequent the bar.

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Friendliness: 3 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 2 / 4

Total: 12 / 20
A So-so Saloon!