Address: No. 280 Heping Road, DaAn District, Taipei / 台北市大安區和平東路一段280號, Taipei, Taiwan 110
MRT: DaAn Park / GuTing
Hours: Sun - Thurs 20:00–02:00
Fri - Sat 20:00–03:00
A safe and hidden place to escape your woes, fears, or responsibilities, HideOut is an ultra-cool bar and hookah lounge footsteps away from DaAn Park. While the bar's English name is HideOut, it's Chinese name 窖父 (meaning cellar father), is a homonym of the name of the celebrated mobster movie-series, The Godfather (教父). As the Chinese name suggests, HideOut is nothing but Gangster!
Hideout is dark and dimly lit space with charcoal painted walls and dark concrete floors, yet the lack of colour doesn't take away from the vibrancy of the atmosphere at HideOut. The main floor is where the bar and some limited window-side seating are located, but the real 'Hideout' is down the stairs to the cellar, where ample seating on lush, leather furniture and incandescent lighting create a comfortable and relaxed environment.
In addition to Hideout's drinks, hookah pipes are also on offer for looking too add a little middle-eastern flair to their night.
Hideout is a bar worthy of it's Godfather (教父) namesake. A visit to this dark and mysterious little drinking hole is highly recommended. A nice place for solo drinkers, dating couples or partying groups.
Friendliness: 3 / 5
Ambiance: 5 / 5
Drink Selection: 2 / 3
Value: 3 / 3
Overall Impression: 3 / 4
Total: 16 / 20
A Worthy Watering Hole!