In Taipei and want to grab a drink and hangout? In the mood for some good pub food? Here is a list of our top 9 favorite pubs in Taipei City…
Revolver-Bar and Music Venue
Revolver is hip bar/music venue. Whether you just want to have a beer and chat, or see some live music, Revolver can accomodate.
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Brass Monkey Xinyi and Fuxing locations
Where: Two branches here. The original is on Fuxing Road and the newer on is on Xinyi Road.
Food: Great selection of Chinese and Western Food. Great wings and burgers.
Drink Selecton: Beers on tap and many of the normal bottled beers. Mixed drinks are good. Look for the nightly shot specials.
Scene: Busy and lively. A mix of foreigners and Taiwanese. 25-40 something crowd. Great place to socialize and watch English Premier or NFL games. Thursday is Ladies Night (not Wednesday) Live Jazz during the week and sometimes salsa night. Cute female waitresses and English is not a problem.
Where: Located in the trendy East District of Taipei on Anhe Road. Click for map.
Food: Simple western pub food. Pizza, burgers, wings etc….
Drink Selecton: Beers and mixed drinks.
Scene: During the week and early evenings , it’s a quiet place good for some pub food and drinks. On weekends, expect DJs, music, and big crownds of Taiwanese and foreigners. Mixed ages. Wednesday is Ladies Night.
Where: On Zhong Xiao East Road, Section 4 in the Da An District. Click here for MAP
Food: Mexican, pizza, pasta, and wings….pub fare.
Drink Selecton: Taiwan’s only British pub. Beers, cocktails, wines, and spirits.
Scene: It’s a British sports bar atmosphere. Games are always on. OnTap is the hub for many local Taipei sports teams. Good, fun atmosphere.
Where: 3 locations in Taiwan. 2 in Taipei and 1 in Taizhong.
Taipei Dunbei location: Gordon Biersch Taipei Dunbei
Taipei Xinyi location: Gordon Biersch Taipei Xinyi
Food: A good menu of western dishes.
Drink Selecton: Pretty good beers on tap. Gordon Biersch is its own microbrewery. The beers aren’t hoppy, but more smooth.
Scene: More of a restaurant scene. Good place to meet friends for some food and beers before heading somewhere else.
Where: In the East District on the 5th floor of a building. Nice view! Click here for map.
Food: Chinese style small dishes.
Drink Selecton: A few beers on tap and normal bottled beers. Good mixed drinks.
Scene: Nice big bar and open atmosphere. Nice looking fashionable young crowd. Plenty of space to hang and talk to friends. Mix of expats and Taiwanese.
China Pa 中國父
Where: At the Living Mall in the Song Shan District. Click here for map.
Food: There’s a menu and the Chinese dishes are good to go along with drinks.
Drink Selecton: Famous for mixed drinks. Beers ofcourse.
Scene: China Pa has been around a while. It is a good venue and very kitschy. The decor is throwback and there are lots of cool and unique things hanging on the walls and sitting on shelves. The atmosphere is cozy and private. They often have live music. Check their website for the schedule.
Woo Bar (W Hotel)
Where: The W Hotel in the East District. Click here for map.
Food: Chinese style small dishes.
Drink Selecton: Mixed drinks are popular. Also can get good scotch and wine. But, you’ll pay.
Scene: A very fashionable scene. Pretty people hanging out late before the later party or club time. A must see at least once in Taipei.