Circle Bar 圈圈吧

Address: No. 31-1, Section 5, Roosevelt Road, WenShan District, Taipei / 台北市文山區羅斯福路五段31-1號

MRT: between GongGuan and WanLong MRT

Hours: Mon - Thurs  20:00–03:00
             Fri - Sat          20:00–04:00
             Sun                 20:00–03:00

Just south of Gongguan, is a small but lively bar that seems out of place on the busy stretch on Roosevelt Rd.

Once through the doors of Circle Bar, one finds a warmly decorated little pub with famed European monuments adorning the walls. The cozy little bar is dimly lit and often crowded with a loyal contingent of regulars.

Circle Bar stocks a range of spirits and mixes all the standard cocktails. They also feature a range of imported whiskys. Beers are limited to Budweiser, Heineken and Guinness, and a minimum expenditure of 200NT ensures that customers are likely to have more than one.

The service at this pleasant little pub was surprising cold and unfriendly, and bartenders acted inconvenienced to be called away from their conversations with regular patrons. Perhaps Circle Bar is a place where one benefits from being a part of the inner social circle.

Overall, Circle bar would be a nice place for a drink if you live in the neighborhood, which has few other options.

Friendliness: 2 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value:  1 / 3

Overall Impression: 2/ 4

Total: 10 / 20

If you're in the area....