Address: No. 10, Lane 4, YongKang Street, Daan District / 永康街4巷10號 Tapei, Taiwan
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 13:00 - 00:00
Fri-Sat: 13:00 - 01:00
Sun: 13:00 - 00:00
While most foreign visitors to Taipei quickly learn then Mandarin expression "gan bei", meaning 'bottoms up', few will learn the local Taiwanese expression of the same meaning: Ho'dala. Previously named Ho'dala, Zhang Men Brewing Company's Taipei taproom serves up great beer that will have customer giving cheers in whichever language they speak.
Technically, Zhang Men is neither bar, nor pub, but is an off-site tasting room of an excellent local brewery. To comply with local brewing laws Zhang Men's wholly owned brewery is located outside of Taipei City's limits; however, their wide range of beer styles are served fresh, on-tap at their Dongmen outlet.
As a tasting room, Zhang Men serves beer and beer alone; no cocktails or spirits grace their menu. The locally brewed craft beers don't come cheap, starting at $200NT for a 330ml glass, but the beer is of high-quality.
Zhang Men is a fairly small bar with limited seating, so one should arrive early to claim a seat, or table. The bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable and can happily recommend a beer to suit your taste.
Zhang Men, is the first dedicated brewery tasting room in Taipei and it is a must-visit for local beer lovers and visitors alike. The selection and quality of Zhang Men's beers should have customers gleefully cheers-ing Ho'dala!
Friendliness: 4 / 5
Ambiance: 4 / 5
Drink Selection: 3 / 3
Value: 2 / 3
Overall Impression: 4/ 4
Total: 17 / 20
A Worthy Watering Hole.