After touring Taipei city the whole day long, you probably wanna grab a drink and relax in the night, Taipei’s drinking culture might not as like the western country, but doesn’t mean you can’t find the best place for cocktails in Taipei.
*Cover image credit: Placebo
The Best Place For Cocktails in Taipei
In addition to some speakeasy bars we mentioned before, in this post we will take a look at more popular bars in Taipei. We hope that you’ll enjoy these bars we recommend to you.
▎Placebo – Take a break at Chinese Inn
The name “Placebo” derives from “Placebo effect”, It’s a substance or treatment of no intended therapeutic value, a placebo may be given to a person in order to deceive the recipient into thinking that it is an active treatment.
JUST LIKE ALCOHOL.
It won’t change anything but can give you a way to feel better.
Placebo’s eastern culture style is different from the other bars in loft style, the idea of the interior comes from the Chinese-Style inn in the old movie, you will be surprised that entering a totally different world in the bustle modern city.
In addition to the featured decor, the cocktails here are also special, every kind of cocktails have their own unique name and even sometimes you can’t tell what it made by. Besides classic cocktails, they also have some special flavor of traditional Chinese medicine, Taiwanese snacks or fruit. Especially they serve cocktails with the Chinese teapot instead of the wine glass.
If you are hungry, you can try “Lu Wei”-the famous traditional Taiwanese food.
Placebo is not only a fancy place to drink but also built their own culture.
Wanna have an unforgettable experience in Taiwan? Come to Placebo and get a wonderful night!
- Reservation : +886 2 8732 2345
▎MQ [ Marquee Taipei ] – Indulging in Jazz Night
Marquee is located nearby Taipei101, after visiting the famous landmark, you can come by for a drink in a few steps.
After passing through the entrance, I can’t help but marvel with the gorgeous interior which has
The bartender is friendly and talkative, he once represents Taiwan to attend the international competition, his signature old-fashion cocktail is absolutely fabulous.
In addition to this, they have the live jazz band show on every Tuesday, which is really impressive and I’m sure to come again.
- MQ [ Marquee Taipei ]
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- Hours：Sun – Thu 20:00~02:00 | Fri – Sat 20:00~03:00
▎Intention – Don’t forget your original intention
It’s a bar without the menu, without limited, without minimum and even service fee, all they have is everything you want.
The owner of Intention is also the main bartender, he is kind and loves to talk with everyone, just tell him what you prefer, then you’ll get your own specialty. Sometimes, he would guess how your mood be like then make a cocktail for you, that’s really interesting!
Just like a magician, he can make it happen no matter what you ask, all you have to do is getting a little tipsy on a fantastic night.
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- Hours：Tue – Thu 17:00~01:00 | Fri – Sat 17:00~02:00 | Sun 17:00~01:00 | Mon Closed
- Reservation : +886 2 8772 7265
▎Woo Taipei – Welcome Home
In the day, WooTP is a quiet cafe, but when the sky is dark it turns into a popular bar attracting crowd people every night.
I love WooTP’s layout of red brick walls, old leather sofas, wooden tables
Their bartender Mark Huang wins Champion of 2011 DIAGEO World Class Global. On top of that, they awarded the 2016 top 50 best bars in Asia (ranked 20th).
WooTP makes you feel like home and you can totally relax after work all day long.
- Woo Taipei
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- Hours：Sun – Thu 14:00~02:00 | Fri – Sat 14:00~03:00
- Reservation : +886 2 8771 9813
▎Fourplay Cuisine – Having a drink with friends even though you’re extremely busy
Fourplay Cuisine is established by 4 best friends having the same dream, unlike other bars, Fourplay doesn’t follow the regular way. In contrast, they create own unique style cocktails! Here just like a playing field, where a few friends gather together to play a cocktail game full of joy.
They have two popular and special cocktail set you must try for the first time:
•Drug set (it’s not a real drug)
These special cocktails using drug names like Amphetamine, Marijuana, Heroin, Ecstasy, Ketamine, Nitrous Oxide, and Cocaine. Each one has its own features and taste way making you just feel like taking the real drug.
•Travel around the world
Each cocktail presents different country, explore the world by drinking out these cocktails.
Fourplay is not only a good place for cocktails but also a crazy place for friends to gather.
- Fourplay Cuisine
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- Hours：Mon – Thu 18:00~01:00 | Fri – Sat 18:00~02:00 | Sun Closed
- Reservation: +886 2 27083898
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
Photo Source: Klook
There are a few things you must know:
- These popular bars usually filled with the crowd on the weekend so make a reservation in advance is necessary.
- The legal drinking age in Taiwan is over 18 years old.
- Some of these bars probably wouldn’t check your ID/Passport, but you can bring a valid ID/Passport with you just in case.
- 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.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Tell me which bar you would like to go and what kind of cocktails you like.
Please leave feedback and any questions you have in the comments below.