When you come to Taiwan, besides sightseeing and taste some delicious Taiwanese food, you could have a relaxing night at some best bars in Taipei, Taipei is famous for having a lot of fun at night.
Go through this article we have prepared for you, moreover, add these best bars in Taipei to your list and expect to enjoy your wonderful nightlife when you are in Taipei.
▎R&D Cocktail Lab
R&D Cocktail Lab is a mysterious bar without the menu, there is no obvious sign so that you will probably miss it, after opening the thick wall marked with the chemical formula logo, a totally different world will reveal – suddenly marvel about what a stunning and gorgeous space of Chinese-style decor.
Every single bar has its own characteristic, R&D Cocktail Lab is the unique, fusion of Chinese and Western Architectural Styles bar.
They also have the honor to be one of “2016 Asia’s 50 Best Bars ”.
People are always attracted by the great atmosphere, amazing cocktails and good service, they will offer the best cocktail choice depends on your taste, mood and what types of cocktail you like, even thoroughly concern about whether you feel comfortable or not. Everything in R&D is just so great and cozy.
- R&D Cocktail Lab
▎Alchemy Bar Taipei
Although Alchemy Bar is located in the bustling Xinyi District, it’s still not easy to find out because Alchemy Bar is hidden in the second floor of the MARQUEE restaurant, you have to make the reservation in advance so that usher can lead you to upstairs, the American retro-style decor of the 1920s – 1930s will appear after sliding the wooden handleless wall.
Not only Alchemy Bar is the first speakeasy in Taiwan but it also is awarded the 2016 top 50 best bars in Asia (ranked 15th).
▎A Train Leads The Way To Jazz
It’s a bar hidden on the second floor of the old apartment, just open the door and join a jazz feast!
A train is a very popular jazz music bar in Taipei, so it is always fully occupied at early 7:00 pm, they also offer the variety of cocktails, some of them are made with Taiwanese local fruits; mojito is one of the most popular cocktails, which especially has a sugar cane in the cup as a stirring stick, besides, food is tasty also.
Definitely here has a good vibe to chill with friends after work.
They have another 3 different style branches in Taipei (B line, C park and D town）, you can feel the totally different atmosphere, but the same perfect experience there.
- A Train Leads The Way To Jazz
- Get Directions
- Hours：Sun – Thu 18:00~02:00 | Fri – Sat 18:30~03:00
- Reservation：+886 2 2721 2322
Geography Bar is located in the bustling area of Ximending. There is no signboard and on the fourth floor of the old commercial building, the way to go upstairs is by the elevator which is next to the fast-food store（TKK Fried Chicken）.
The menu shows a map of Taiwan and each city has a special cocktail that is used with local elements such as Taiwanese fruit, tea, soy milk, ice jelly,
You can pick out a city as the start point and then drink around Taiwan!
- Geography Bar
- Get Directions
- Hours：Sun – Thu 19:00~02:00 | Fri – Sat 19:00~03:00
- Reservation：+886 2 2331 0255
Located at No.60, Hankou Street, Ximending, here is an old theater with a bar hidden behind. Pressing the push button at the door, the door will automatically open, then you will enter this secret bar with a nostalgic atmosphere.
You must have popcorn while going to the cinema, give 「cinema」a try, a special one with real popcorn over the cocktail, which is one of the most popular cocktails.
- HANKO 60
- Get Directions
- Hours：Sun – Thu 20:00~02:00 | Fri – Sat 20:00~03:00
- Reservation：+886 2 2381 0808
In the day, here is a small Chinese medicine pharmacy located in an old-fashioned building on the Taipei street, but there is a bar also in the night, which is passed by easily if you don’t pay attention, steep stairways lead to great second-floor bar, narrow space but crowd every night.
45 pub offers tasty salty pie and inexpensive drink, so it is inevitable that you will drink a few more cups, but be careful to go downstairs while you are drunk.
P.S. 45 pub has moved to new location, see info below.
- 45 Pub
- Reservation：+886 2 2367 9890
3 Hour Taipei Pub Crawl
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Admission to 3 pubs and 1 nightclub, including at least 4 welcome drinks
- Meet other travelers and make new friends
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THERE IS ONE MORE THING you need to know
I believe you’ll have so much fun at these wonderful bars in Taipei, in addition, there are a few things you must take care of while you are going to leave. The last train of Taipei MRT is around 12 AM-midnight, same to buses, so please don’t drive under the influence, instead of taking a taxi or uber, even choose the hotel nearby would be good!.
Anyway, the most important thing is “TO BE SAFE”