7/30/17

The Local



Address:  No. 2, Lane 357, Section 2, Heping East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 / 和平東路二段357巷2號 Taipei, Taiwan

MRT: Technology Building

Hours:  Mon - Thur  17:00 - 00:00
              Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
              Sun: Closed

In a dark and narrow alley in a quiet corner of Taipei, sits a pleasant little bar filled with delicious craft beer.   The Local is a neighborhood pub offering up North American craft beer in comfortable setting with friendly people.

The Local is a direct descendant of Taipei's first North American style craft beer bar, Beer and Cheese.   Founded by the same two beer enthusiasts, The local maintains the styling, feel, and exquisite beer of the their prior bars; however, The Local concentrates all of that into an intimate and unassuming little bar.
The Local features six rotating draft beer taps and a large fridge of bottled and canned beer.   While The Local stocks a large number of very good beers the vast majority of them come from just a few breweries, and despite it's name, The Local's selection of locally produced beer is extremely limited.  As Taiwan's craft beer industry has grown and now produces many great beers, one may wish to try a few of them at their local pub.  The prices of both Draft and bottled/canned beer start at around NT$200.
The staff at The Local are friendly and knowledgeable and they are ready and willing to offer advice and suggestions to help you make your beer selection.  Many of the patrons  at The Local are foreign exchange students and expats.  The bar itself is relatively small, but features several TVs for screening international sporting events and even Game of Thrones episodes on Monday nights.
The Local is a cool and amicable neighborhood pub with friendly people and high quality imported craft beer.  Everyone needs a local bar, and if you're fortunate enough, The Local may be yours.


The Local on Facebook

Friendliness: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5

Drink Selection: 1.5 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 14.5 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole!

7/4/17

咖啡小自由 libero coffee

Address: 1F, No.1, Ln. 243, Jinhua St., Da'an Dist.  / 台北市大安區金華街243巷1號1樓

MRT: Guting / Dongmen

Hours: Monday - Sunday 13:00 - 23:00

With a name that includes the word "coffee", one would be excused for assuming that Libero Coffee is little more than your local java joint.  But don't be fooled by the deceptive name, Libero is an excellent bar with an outstanding collection of whiskey.

Libero is comfortably seated in the Shida student neighborhood.  While appearing as a simple coffee shop from the exterior, the interior reveals an impressive bar and deeper still, gives way to a luxurious whisky lounge in the back room.

Libero offers coffee, craft beer, and an extensive assortment of whiskey.  Whiskey's range in price from $400 all the way to $2500, while most craft beers are priced around $250.  The service staff is very friendly and helpful and happy to offer recommendations in both English and Chinese.

Libero's best feature is their ambiance.   Red velour seats and impressive chandeliers adorn every room, and the entire bar has the style and feel of a very exquisite and comfortable home.


Libero is so much more than a coffee shop; it is an refined beer whiskey bar that should never be overlooked.  Libero is a must visit for NTNU students or any whiskey lovers in Taipei, or even Taiwan.

Libero on Facebook

Friendliness: 4 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 16 / 20

A Worth Watering Hole!