8/31/17

酒肆西門 Ximen Beer Bar

Address:  83-2 Wuchang Street Section 2, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan / 萬華區武昌街二段83號之2

MRT: Ximen

Hours:  Sun - Thur 18:00 - 01:00
              Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:30

Bright lights, loud music, and the shrill shrieks of excited youths; the chaotic glowing streets of Ximending can be overwhelming to the inexperienced. An excellent way to take a break, while in Taipei's youth entertainment district, is by slipping into Ximen Beer Bar for pint of craft brew.


Located along Ximen's famed movie theater street, Ximen Beer Bar is a small but comfortable craft beer bar dedicated to serving the best beer that Taipei has to offer.  With a rotating draft beer selection from six taps, Ximen Beer Bar stocks great local craft beer starting at NT$200, and Taiwan Beer at just NT$130.  In addition to beer, the back-bar holds a selection of sparkling wines, champagnes and spirits.


The staff are friendly and happy to pour you a pint, though they may not make an effort to engage in conversation.   The bar is small and intimate with the majority of the seating bar-side, so it wouldn't be too difficult to strike up a conversation with fellow intoxication enthusiasts.
Ximen Beer Bar's best asset is it's location, adjacent from some of Taipei's busiest movie theaters. This is an excellent place to have a delicious beer before, or after, catching a movie.  As the number of craft beer bars in the Ximending area continues to rise, Ximen Beer Bar is well on it's way to becoming a Ximen mainstay.

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Friendliness: 3 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 2 / 3

Overall Impression: 3 / 4

Total: 13 / 20

A So-so Saloon.