Pamir's CPA Picks (aka Certified Party Animals)

Brown Sugar No. 101, SungRen Rd., Shinyi District 松仁路101號 Telephone: 8780-1110 Opening Hours: Weekdays: 12:00PM-3:00AM Weekends: 12:00PM-4:00AM Located in one of the hippest areas of Taipei, Brown Sugar is a jazz bar with a lounge feel. The bar features a stage where the premier musicians of Taipei soothe customers’ ears with their different styles of jazz. N/A
Biermeister SongShou Rd., No 12, 1F (rear of building) 松壽路12號1樓 2723-9715 Opening Hours: 10:30PM – 2:00AM Biermeister. The name says it all. Their brewmasters have been making microbrewed beer in Asia since 1990, using time tested German technology and skills to produce the freshest and most delicious craft beer in Taiwan. Pair that great tasting beer with the menu of delicious western style cuisine, enjoyed at a relaxed outdoor patio environment and you have Biermeister. N/A
Blue Note 171, Roosevelt Rd. Sec.3 4F (at the intersection of Shi Da Road and Roosevelt Road) 羅斯福路3段171號4樓 (羅斯福路和師大路交叉口) Telephone: 2362-2333 Opening Hours: 7:00PM-1:00AM Performance Times: 9:30PM-12:00AM Established in 1974, Taipei’s Blue Note has been nourishing jazz lovers’ souls for many years, and giving jazz bands a place to perform. It is definitely the place for jazz fans. There are daily jazz performances, which differ from other jazz restaurants because instrumental jazz is the focus here, with rare vocal performances, so audiences can appreciate the purity of instrumental music. N/A
Capones No. 312 Chunghsiao E. Rd., Sec. 4 忠孝東路4段312號 Telephone: 2773-3782 Opening Hours: 11:30AM-1:00AM Fri & Sat: 11:30 AM-3:00AM Live Band:9PM-11PM except Sun & Mon Capone's Italian-American Dinnerhouse is Taiwan's favorite gathering place for social and live music events. Capone's is conveniently located near the corner of Chung Hsiao East Road & Kuang Fu Road - just walking distance from the Ding Hao district, which is famous for great night life. N/A
Carnegie's 100, Sec. 2, AnHe Rd. 安和路2段100號 Telephone: 2325-4433 Opening Hours: 11:30AM- 2:00AM Carnegie’s specialty isn't really a particular food or drink, but that the venue itself is a place that offers a good time. They offer a lot of fun for those who enter and are not scared to be original in their concepts. N/A
Champagne 3 171, SongDe Road, B1 松德路171號B1 Telephone: 2728-5673 Opening Hours: Sun/Tues/Thurs 9:00PM-3:00AM Wed/Fri/Sat 9:00PM-5:00AM Ultra-chic, ultra-cool and ultra-modern with fast-moving images projected throughout the club--descending the stairs here is like walking into a designer's mind during a flash of inspiration. N/A
Citizen Cain 67, DongFeng Street 東豐街67號 Telephone: 2708-4557 Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 5:30PM-1:30AM Thu-Sat/ 5:30PM-3:00AM For a truly different dining and nightlife experience at reasonable prices, Citizen Cain excels. Be sure to pack an open mind! N/A
Deluxe 2, NanJing East Road, Sec. 4, 2F 南京東路4段2號2樓 Telephone: 2570-5000 Weekdays Opening Hours: 11:30AM-2:00AM, Fri. & Sat. 11:30AM-3:00AM The decor at the Deluxe is a clever mix of reflective metallic surfaces, stage lighting and soft light-colored wooden furniture offset with brightly colored lines. There are 15 LCD screen satellite TVs near the bar and one big screen near the dance floor, making it one of the most memorable bars in Taipei. N/A
Jolly 29 Chingcheng St., Taipei 慶城街29號 Telephone: 02 8712 9098 Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon~Sun 11:30AM-2:30PM Dinner: Sun~Thurs 5:30PM-midnight (Fri. & Sat 5:30PM~2:00AM) Jolly is the newest sports bar/Thai restaurant blend around the block of Nanjing and Fuxing. The bar offers a wide range of craft beers brewed from microbreweries in Taiwan. With a spacious outdoor patio area, Jolly offers a great summer cooling session as their pitchers of beers flow endlessly. N/A
Kama 15, Lane 222, RenAi Rd., Sec. 4 仁愛路4段222巷15號 Telephone: 2784-4601 Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 9:00 pm-4:00 AM Sat 9:00PM-5:00AM Kama is whatever you want it to be. Find a corner where restful lighting casts the shadows of beaded curtains across beautifully patterned cushions, and chill with a bottle of wine from the large worldwide selection. Or get lively at the bar with friends, and explore the Kama cocktail and shots selection. N/A
Luxy 201, ZhongXiao E. Rd., Sec.4, 5F 忠孝東路4段201號5樓 Telephone: 2772-1000 Opening Hours: 6:00PM-4:00AM Combining the words "luxury" and "sexy" in its name, LUXY is mapping out a completely new attitude for Taipei nightlife. This multi-faceted nightclub that challenges the limits of the senses occupies 3,300 square meters and has a 10-meter-high ceiling. It is split into the Galleria, Lotus and Cigar Lounges, each venue meeting different needs. It also includes a VIP room available for privacy. In the evening there is live music from 7:45 pm. N/A
Ministry of Sound (MoS) 310, Lejun 3rd Rd. 台北市樂群三路310號(大直重劃區) Telephone: 8502-1111 Opening Hours: 9:00PM-6:00AM Wed / Ladies Night Thu, Fri, Sat / Retro Night MoS is an international caliber club based on the Super Club established in London in 1991. Each floor has a different facility: The first floor has the Mafia Restaurant, featuring live music; the second, the disco, MoS Main Room; and the third, the Sunken Lounge, Sky Bar and the VIP Room. It has over 100 professional staff members, a high quality light and sound system and performances by a native-Brit DJ. N/A
Mint Taipei City Hall Rd. #45, B1 市府路41號B1 Telephone: 81018662 N/A
My Other Place 303, FuXing North Road 復興北路303號 Telephone: 2718-7826 For the many regulars at My Other Place, the name is entirely appropriate - this relaxed pub is their home away from home or office. Many patrons are regulars, but seem happy to welcome new arrivals and casual drop-ins. Quite a few take advantage of the discounted drink prices between 2 pm and 9 pm, including a few doing business over late afternoon drinks. N/A
Naomi B1, 65, Anhe Road, Sec 1 安和路一段65號B1 Telephone: 2709-8295 Opening Hours: Weekdays 6:00PM-3:00AM Friday & Saturday 6:00PM-4:00AM Enter Naomi and you become the essence of the design. A row of pillars lines the corridor with a mirrored wall waiting at the end. The club atmosphere is at once intoxicatingly narcissistic and voyeuristic. The high black ceiling compliments the white and gray interior. Suspended from the second floor ceiling, a crystal chandelier lends an air of grace in the blue lighting. The long bar extends on the first floor as does a long antique sofa. N/A
Organo 1, Lane 112, AnHo Rd., Sec. 1 安和路1段112巷1號 Telephone: 2784-0555 The bar serves an array of Western cuisine, such as German Sausages and Sauerkraut (NT$320) and Red Wine Beef Stew with Orange Sauce (NT$480), made by a Hong Kong chef with two decades of experience. The choice of drinks is impressive; prices are typical for lounge bars, and are served Japanese and American style, or however the customer desires. N/A
Plush 138, BaDe Rd., Sec. 4, 12F. (Inside Living Mall) 八德路4段138號12樓 (京華城內) Telephone: 3762-1600 Opening Hours: 11:00AM- 9:00PM (Dining) 9:00PM-4:00AM (Club) On the twelfth floor of the Living Mall, right up against a mass of fuchsia, you’ll find PLUSH. The club has a three-story-high ceiling and wall-sized windows that offer panoramic views of Taipei. The arc-shaped bar area divides the club into two parts, both in vibrant shades of red to bring out the passion in a contemporary design. Under a sparkling canopy of curve-shaped hanging spangles, the dance area on the outside has a translucent floor with the entire dimension communicating an ambiance of simplicity and elegance. Semi-private lounges on the other side of the bar next to the window offer luxurious comfort with plush sofas and velvet cushions. N/A
Riverside B1, 2, Lane 224, Roosevelt Road Sec. 3 羅斯福路3段224巷2號B1 Telephone: 2368-7310 Opening Hours: 6:00PM-2:00AM Riverside Music Cafe, a basement hangout for music lovers, is located right next to the Taipower Building in Kungkuan. From 9:30 every night, live performances attract eager fans who pile in and enjoy a night listening to their favorite band or singers. N/A
Room 18/18 Lover b1, No. 88, Songren Rd., Taipei (Neo19 building) 松仁路88號B1 (Neo 19 大樓) Telephone: 2345-2778 Opening Hours: Wed/Fri/Sat Fri/Sat: 10:00PM – 5:00AM Wed: 10:00PM - 4:30AM The music at Room 18 is excellent but even better are the “guest stars” that get up on the stage and perform. This place has its fair share of celebrities coming through, so sighting someone you’ve seen on TV isn’t really any big deal although, in a way, it still is. This is a club that gives an air of being an “in” sort of place. N/A
Roxy 99 B1, 218, JinShan S. Rd., Sec. 2 金山南路2段218號B1 Telephone: 2351-5970 Roxy has made quite a respectable name for itself over the many years, those that come back here understand it's a safe and comfortable place, not like other pubs. On weekends, Roxy99 is bursting with life and energy as early-20s to middle aged homies and outsiders respond enthusiastically to the rap/R&B/pop/house/rock/oldies music engulfing this relatively small bar-restaurant. N/A
Saints & Sinners No. 114-116 Anho Rd. Sec. 2 安和路2段114-116號 Telephone: 2739-9001 This horse-shoe shaped bar provides great food, a wide variety of drinks and satellite TV for those looking for a fun place to drink and catch up on the latest sporting news. The six specialty chefs serve up some of the freshest food in town. Besides western cuisine, Saints & Sinners is known for its Thai food and the charcoaled beef salad is a must. The servings are large and will leave you full and wanting to come back another day for more. N/A
Shannon 6, Tun-hua North Road 敦化北路6號 Telephone: 2772-0948 Opening Hours: 11:30AM-1:00AM Sunday to Thursday 11:30AM-2:00AM Friday to Saturday The Shannon is designed as an Irish pub with four themed areas: the Celtic Area; the Traditional Irish Shop Pub; Snugs & the Bar; and the Victorian Dublin Pub. Irish Folk tunes play in the background bringing a bit of Blarney to Taipei. N/A
The Brass Monkey 166, FuXing N. Rd. 復興北路166號 Telephone: 2547-5050 Opening Hours: 5:00PM-1:00AM Holidays 3:00PM – 3:00AM The Brass Monkey has a harmonious, relaxing atmosphere; the music is classic pop, the service is friendly and helpful service. The pub is divided into three areas. There is the outdoor high-seat area, a main hall where you can watch sports on TV, and a games room where you can play foosball, darts or even chess. N/A
The Living Room 8, NanJing E. Rd., Sec. 5, 3F 南京東路5段8號3樓 Telephone: 8787-4154 Opening Hours: 6:30PM-2:00AM (closed Sundays) At The Living Room, you not only enjoy the music, but also associate with others. The owner delights in seeing everyone "making friends through music" in The Living Room. N/A
The Tavern 415, XinYi Rd., sec. 4 信義路4段415號 Telephone: 8780-0892 Opening Hours: Weekdays: 8:00PM-3:00AM Weekends: 8:00PM-5:00AM The Tavern has a casual atmosphere and the clientele tends to be laid-back and relaxed through the the early part of the evening. The music isn't intrusive and the crowd is there to meet up with friends and acquaintances over drinks or a meal. Though it is a pub, people generally aren't here to get blind drunk but, rather, to enjoy each other's conversation and company in a comfortable environment. N/A
The Wall B1, 57, DunHua S. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei City 敦化南路1段57號B1 Telephone: (02) 2579-5707 Opening Hours: 8.30PM-4:00AM; closed Sundays The Wall is named after a 37m-long wall that runs along one side of the lounge. Mirrors at both ends of this wall, which sometimes serves as a catwalk for Esprit fashion shows, make it appear a lot longer than it is.At the weekend the Wall becomes a popular dance club, with DJs such as @Kira, SL, EM and K Fancy regularly playing. Hip-hop is the music of choice before midnight, with the DJs moving onto house and electronica later in the night. The Wall is also available for private parties. N/A
Truva 3, Lane 181, AnHe Road, Sec. 2 安和路2段181巷3號 Telephone: 2737-0037 Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM to 12:00AM Friday and Saturday: 11:30AM-1:00AM The fresh blue and white decor and Greek music at the Truva are cheery and welcoming, and with the cooler weather the tables on the patio are bound to be in demand. The menu has been redesigned and photographed in full colour. N/A
Watershed 123, WenChang Street 文昌街123號 Telephone: 2707-6121 Watershed is one of those unique drinking spots where, if you know about it, there is a certain feeling of coolness about being able to tell others you go there. Located off the happening AnHe Road area at 123, WenChang Street, it isn't easy to find. However, that adds to its mystique. The owner, Xiaoluo, told me, "We're small but we keep the business because of word of mouth." N/A
Ziga Zaga 12F, 2, SongShou Rd. (Inside Hyatt Regency Hotel) 松壽路2號12樓 (君悅飯店內) Telephone: 2720-1200 ext. 3198/ 3199 Opening Hours: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM, 9:30 PM-3:00AM; closed Sundays Just as Taipei's Grand Hyatt Hotel is a leader in its field, the hotel's second-floor Ziga Zaga restaurant-bar-nightclub is also of world-class caliber. There are two bars, six colorful box sofas with round tables, and several simple tables and benches. Anyone--regardless of age, status, and needs--will be able to find a corner that belongs to them. N/A