Pregame Restaurant and Bar

Address: No. 19, Lane 300, Alley 26, Renai Road, Sec 4, Taipei / 仁愛路四段300巷26弄19號, 

MRT:  Xinyi Anhe

Hours:  Tues - Fri: 11:00–15:00  17:00–00:00
              Sat: 11:00–00:00
              Sun: 11:00–23:00

Have you been pining for those past days of college life spent in a a dingy basement, throwing dirty ping pong balls into cheap red-plastic cups?   Then Pregame is the place for you!

Pregame's main floor resembles a typical American style bar-restaurant, equipped with large flat-screen TV's airing a constant stream of American sports games and highlights. The walls are adorned with American college pennants and other college memorabilia.  Ample seating is provided for those looking to dine on Pregame's excellent selection of authentic American food,

While it's ground level may seem like a familiar cozy American bar, the basement is anything but. Long narrow tables span the length of the windowless basement, that more closely resembles a frat-house than a bar.  These tables serve only one purpose, to act as the battle grounds for the most famed of American drinking games; Beerpong.

Pregame promotes American college drinking culture, allowing it's customers (with a minimum $200NT purchase) to try their hand at embarrassing/inebriating  their opponents by tossing ping pong balls into plastic cups, while embracing the atmosphere of an American frat-house basement.

Pitchers of beer start at just 400 (for Carlsberg), and that's enough to partially fill you team's 10 red plastic cups for for one round of pong. (One unfortunate note about the beer is that, when we last visited, the draft beer had some off flavors, likely due to the beer tap system being improperly cleaned.) Pregame, does however, also offer imported bottled beers from well known Japanese and American craft breweries.

Pregame's unique concept makes it a must-visit for any foreigner or local in Taipei wanting to experience an authentic American college atmosphere.

Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value:  2 / 3

Overall Impression: 2/ 4

Total: 14 / 20
A worthy watering hole.