Address: No 96-4 Linsen North Road, Zhongshan district, Taipei / 林森北路,96-4號,中山區

MRT: ZhongShan / Shandao Temple

Hours: Mon-Sun 17:00-3:00

In the heart of Linsen North Road's Japanese entertainment district, Wa-shu is a renowned drinking den serving fine Japanese beer and spirits to tourists, travelers and local Japanophiles.

Wa-shu is a small dimly lit bar, with much of the available light flickering off the flatscreen TV on the backwall and glowing from the glass-fronted refrigerators.  However, the bar's decor and lighting are not what brings in thirsty customers night after night.

Inside the iridescent refrigerators and crammed into every corner of shelving that surrounds them, is Taipei's best selection of fine Japanese beer, whisky, shochu, and sake.

Wa-shu seeks to educate it's customers and promote Japanese drinking culture though well-informed bartenders and by hosting educational events, tastings and seminars.   In addition to catering to local customers, Wa-shu also readily provides tourism information to visiting Japanese patrons.

Wa-shu is must-visit bar for any beer or liquor enthusiast in Taipei, looking to try the best of what Japan has to offer.

Friendliness: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 3/ 5

Drink Selection: 3 / 3

Value:  3 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 18 / 20
A damn good drinkery!